Salem Riverfront City Park

Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Salem Riverfront City Park


  • Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge.- Salem Riverfront City Park
  • A sculpture of a globe in the park.- Salem Riverfront City Park
  • Outdoor amphitheatre in the foreground. Construction is underway for an outdoor concert stage that will house electricity and changing rooms.- Salem Riverfront City Park
  • Salem's Riverfront City Park.- Salem Riverfront City Park
  • Paved paths in Salem's Riverfront City Park.- Salem Riverfront City Park
  • Drinking fountains for dogs and humans.- Salem Riverfront City Park
  • Bike repair station.- Salem Riverfront City Park
  • The splash pad is open May through August. - Salem Riverfront City Park
  • The parks connections are clearly signed.- Salem Riverfront City Park
  • A large picnic shelter is available for reservation.- Salem Riverfront City Park
  • The Salem's Riverfront City Park map in 2018.- Salem Riverfront City Park
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In the heart of the city. Lots to do. Paved paths. Family Friendly.
Limited parking. Large homeless population. Crowded.
Willamette Valley, OR
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Year round: 
Parking Pass: 
Preferable Season(s):
Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description


Riverfront City Park is located along the Willamette River in downtown Salem, Oregon. It is home to the Gilbert House, the Riverfront Carosel, the Willamette Queen Riverboat, and it serves as a community hub for events like walks and runs for various charities, the World Beat Festival, the Bite of Salem, and many more. It is also home to an ice skating rink from November through February each year. 

The park features wide walking paths that allow cyclist's, families, runners, walkers, and joggers to enjoy a trip around the park without fighting for space. You will also find benches, picnic tables, water fountains, and repair stations for your bike located along the outer walking path. A three-quarter of a mile walk can be enjoyed when you leave from the Carosel and walk the entire outer rim of the park. With a large playground surrounded by ample seating, three flushing toilets, and the nearby carosel, the park is used by many families, and it is the perfect spot for a family picnic or to get together with friends. 

If you're looking for a longer ride, run, or walk, there are two bridges that connect the park with West Salem's Wallace Marine, and South Salem's Minto Brown Island Park. 

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