Pets allowed
Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Bush’s Pasture Park is a 90-acre park located just a few blocks away from downtown Salem. Among the trees and open meadows, you’ll find plenty of space to recreate or relax. Numerous picnic areas with tables are available, and lots of wide open green space makes for a welcoming location to play Frisbee or to kick a soccer ball around. There is also a baseball field, tennis courts, horseshoes, and an amphitheater.

One of the attractions at Bush’s Pasture Park is the Asahel Bush House. Built between 1877 and 1878, this historic house belonged to Asahel Bush II, the editor and publisher of the Oregon Statesman and co-owner of Ladd and Bush Bank. The house is now a museum, and guided tours are offered. Beside the house you will find a charming rose garden and gazebo. It is a beautiful area and often reserved for wedding ceremonies.

Within the park you’ll also find the Bush Barn Art Center, featuring several galleries; a soapbox derby track; and a football and baseball stadium where nearby Willamette University plays. All in all, Bush’s Pasture Park is a lovely area you should check out the next time you’re near downtown Salem. Reservations can be made for these facilities here.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Walking/biking paths. Picnic areas. Close to downtown.

Cons

Popular.

Features

ADA accessible
Historically significant
Baseball
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Rental facilities
Amphitheater
Tennis
Picnic tables
Horseshoes
Potable water
Playground
Bicycling

Location

Field Guide

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