Cascades Gateway Park

Cascades Gateway Park is a large urban park covering just over 100 acres. With a natural trail system and developed foot paths, large natural areas, and fishing at Walter Wirth Lake, this park might be the perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon.

The park also features an 18-hole disc golf course, new playground equipment, a fenced dog park, and reservable picnic areas.

Hours & location
Salem, Oregon
Park features
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​Looking to reserve an area for a reunion, family gathering, or large group picnic? Check out the Beaver Grove Shelter.
  • Capacity: up to 160 people
  • Lighted shelter
  • 9 picnic tables in the shelter
  • 2 sinks with counter space
  • 12 electrical outlets (no more than 20 amps)
  • 8 garbage cans
  • 1 barbecue and an ash can
  • Toilet facilities and a playground nearby
  • Horseshoe court nearby
  • South end of the park is set up for disc golf
  • Sound permit: $32.5
  • Alcohol use: $53

Looking to reserve an area for a group of up to 80 people? One of these areas might be for you.

  • 10 picnic tables per side
  • 1 sink with counter space
  • 4 shared electrical outlets, no more than 20 amps each
  • A drinking fountain
  • Garbage cans
  • A barbecue
  • Toilet facilities nearby
  • Playground nearby
  • Sound permit: $32.5
  • Alcohol use: $53
Permit fee is $22 if you schedule 15 business days or more in advance. The fee is $43 if you schedule 15 business days or less.
Beaver Grove Shelter
per hour4-hour minimum. $22 / $43 permit fee.
Blue Gill A or B
per hour4-hour minimum. $22 / $43 permit fee.

Contact us

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