Bush’s Pasture Park and Deepwood Estate Gardens Cultural Landscape Management Plan

​About the Parks

Often called Salem’s “gem,” Bush’s Pasture Park and Deepwood Estate Gardens encompass 96 acres of significant historic properties, ornamental and formal gardens, and impressive natural resources that include stands of Oregon white oak, camas fields, and Pringle Creek. The expansive open space, trails, ornamental gardens, and stately oaks on these two properties have been loved by many generations of people living in and visiting Salem.

About the Cultural Landscape Management Plan

These two significant, historic properties have not had formal park master plans. To provide community vision and management policies and procedures for the two parks, a Cultural Landscape Management Plan (CLMP) has been developed. This planning document defines  uses and management of different areas of the two parks and will provide guidance on how the properties will be managed and maintained into the future.


Community Input

Thank you for participating in this process which began summer 2020 and completed July 26, 2021 when the Plan was approved by City Council.


Bush's Pasture Park and Deepwood Estate Gardens CLMP
Bush's Pasture Park and Deepwood Estate Gardens CLMP with Appendices
Bush's Pasture Park CLMP Appendix A Glossery
Bush's Pasture Park CLMP Appendix B Landscape Features
Bush's Pasture Park CLMP Appendix C Historic Places Nomination
Bush's Pasture Park CLMP Appendix D Historic Deeds
Bush's Pasture Park CLMP Appendix E Deepwood Estate Historic Landscape Report
Bush's Pasture Park CLMP Appendix F Preservation Project
Bush's Pasture Park CLMP Appendix G Historic Plans and Maps
Bush's Pasture Park CLMP Appendix H Stakeholders and Surveys
Bush's Pasture Park CLMP Appendix I Park Vegitation and Biodiversity
Bush's Pasture Park CLMP Appendix J Staff Reports

​Additional Information

Bush's Pasture Park and Deepwood Estate Gardens

Read more about each of these historic properties by visiting the Bush's Pasture Park web page and the Deepwood Museum and Gardens web page

Oregon White Oaks

Oregon Oaks A Vanishing Legacy (video link)

Indigenous Uses, Management, and Restoration of Oaks of the Far Western United States (pdf)

 

Contact us

Patricia FarrellParks and Natural Resources Planning Manager
Phone: 

 

Project timeline

Summer 2020

  • Review & Assessment of Park Features
  • First Stakeholder Meeting
  • First Virtual Open House & Online Survey
 



Fall 2020

  • Develop Management Recommendations
  • Second Stakeholder Meeting
  • Second Virtual Open House & Online Survey
 




Spring 2021

  • Develop Draft Management Plan
  • Third Virtual Open House & Online Survey
 




Spring 2021

  • Develop Final Management Plan
  • Presentations to:
    • Historic Landmarks Commission
    • Neighborhood Associations
    • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
    • City Council