Only specific City of Salem parks are reservable. Click here for a list of these reservable facilities as well as availability, costs, and to make reservations. City of Salem parks which are not included in that list are available only on a drop-in, first-come, first-served basis.
Several permits are now available online, in PDF format. To submit these documents, first print them from your computer. Fill them out, then mail them to our office or submit them in person.
Pringle Hall offers a clean and attractive location for weddings, meetings, family reunions, retreats, and other special events. Pringle Hall includes two meeting rooms and a full-service kitchen. It's located in a beautiful park setting just a few blocks from downtown Salem.
Riverfront Park is located in downtown Salem on the banks of the beautiful Willamette River. This 22-acre event park is home to the Salem Riverfront Carousel, AC Gilbert's Discovery Village, the Eco-Earth Globe, and the Willamette Queen Sternwheeler. Riverfront Park hosts many annual events such as the Bite of Salem, World Beat Festival, Holiday Tree Lighting, concerts, car shows, and many other exciting community events. Riverfront Park is also available for company picnics, weddings, birthday parties, and other large group functions.
Runs and Walks
Several Salem parks are suitable for runs and/or walks. The Department's Public Events Supervisor will assist you in finding a location to meet your needs. Other permits may be necessary, depending on the scope and size of your event.
Use of amplified sound equipment must receive prior approval from the Public Events Supervisor and may require a Noise Variance Permit. Noise that disturbs others or that exceeds maximum decibel levels under City ordinance is not permitted.
Some large events may require the temporary closure of a city street.