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.

River with trees in the background.
Hours & location
Sunrise to Sunset
2100 Turner Rd SE
Salem, Oregon
Park features
Picnic Shelter
Picnic Tables
Play Equipment
Wooden bridge over river into forest.
Playground climbing structure with slide surrounded by trees.
​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: $55.00
Covered picnic shelter surrounded by trees.

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: $55.00
Picnic grill covered by wooden structure.
Permit fee is $23.00 if you schedule 15 business days or more in advance. The fee is $46.00 if you schedule 15 business days or less.
Beaver Grove Shelter
per hour4-hour minimum. $23.00 / $46.00 permit fee.
Blue Gill A or B
per hour4-hour minimum. $23.00 / $46.00 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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