Minto-Brown Island Park spreads out over 1,200 acres of lush, open, and wooded
areas. This makes Minto-Brown Island Park not only the biggest park in Salem,
but also larger than Central Park in New York City.
There is a 30-acre, designated off-leash dog area that provides plenty of room for your dog to roam, play, and visit with other dogs. This park also serves as a waterfowl and wildlife sanctuary, which you can enjoy from the observation platforms along the sloughs. Blue herons, ospreys, squirrels, and rabbits are among the many different wetland creatures that call this park home.
Walk or run any of the 29 miles of trail that make up nine loops. Check out the brand new Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge connecting Riverfront Park to Minto-Brown Island Park, scheduled to open in spring of 2017.