Cascades Gateway Park

River with trees in the background.

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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.


Covered picnic shelter surrounded by trees.

​Beaver Grove Shelter

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: $32.50
  • Alcohol use: $58.00


Picnic grill covered by wooden structure.

Blue Gill A or B

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: $32.50
  • Alcohol use: $58.00


How to Reserve

Reservation Fees

Beaver Grove Shelter
per hour4-hour minimum + permit fee.*
Blue Gill A or B
per hour4-hour minimum + permit fee.*
* Permit Fee - Expedited
Per EventIf reserving less than 15 days in advance.
* Permit Fee
Per EventIf reserving more than 15 days in advance.
* Permit fee is $50.00. If you schedule 15 business days or more in advance it is only $25.00.
Hours & location
Sunrise to Sunset
2100 Turner Rd SE
Salem, Oregon

 Park Location Map


Contact us

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


Park features
Picnic Shelter
Picnic Tables
Play Equipment


Recreation guide

For a complete list of available activities and fees, download the latest recreation guide below.

2021 Recreation Guide 3882 KB