Parks & Activities

​Find fun things to do both indoors and outdoors. Public parks are a source of fun, beauty, and economic benefits. They create opportunities for you to relax, appreciate nature, improve your health, and interact with your community. Salem’s reservable facilities provide the perfect option for a company picnic, group outing, family reunion, or other special event. Many recreational activities such as softball leagues, kickball leagues, and sports tournaments take place in Salem’s park system.

22nd Annual Riverfront Park Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Bundle up the family and join your friends and neighbors on Friday, December 1 as Salem celebrates the 22nd Annual Riverfront Park Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony! This free community event is one of Salem’s most loved community traditions. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and Mayor Chuck Bennett will lead the tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. One lucky child in attendance will be selected to help Mayor Bennett “flip the switch” to light the holiday tree.
What's Happening
Nov. 23
Salem Run'ucopia 5k/10k/15k9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.Riverfront Park
500 Water ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Thanksgiving - Some city offices closed for holiday observanceCivic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Center 50+ Closure for Thanksgiving - Nov 23, 24, 25Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
Nov. 24
Thanksgiving - Some city offices closed for holiday observanceCivic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Nov. 28
Bird Watching Class (2-part class begins)1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

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Recreation Services
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301
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