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Pets allowed
Yes-restrictions
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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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. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Fall
Summer
Spring
Winter

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

In the heart of the city. Lots to do. Paved paths. Family Friendly.

Cons

Limited parking. Large homeless population. Crowded.

Address

Water St NE
200
Salem, OR 97301
United States

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Rental facilities
Amphitheater
Picnic tables
Potable water
Covered picnic areas
Shelters
Bird watching
Soccer
Playground
Bicycling

Location

Field Guide

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