The City has hired Greenworks Landscape Architects as the lead consultant for the Riverfront Park Master Plan update. They will assist the City in community engagement efforts such as surveys and public meetings as well as developing design alternatives and cost estimates.
The Riverfront Park Master Plan was last updated in 2001. The update is needed due to many changes that have taken place in Riverfront Park over the past 16 years. This includes the recent acquisition of a 3.8-acre property formerly owned by Boise Cascade at the southeast corner of the park; the opening of the Peter Courtney Minto Island pedestrian bridge; the possible future expansion of the Riverfront Carousel; a future seasonal ice rink; and significant upgrades to the amphitheater and stage.
The first public meeting the update will be held at 6 p.m., January 18, 2018, at Pringle Hall located at 606 Church St SE.
Residents who would like to receive email updates regarding the Riverfront Park's Master Plan update should sign up at bit.ly/riverfrontparkupdates. The City will post additional information on their website as the process moves forward.
Riverfront Park is the City's premier urban event park and hosts many events that draw in crowds from all over the region. It is located in the heart of downtown Salem and adjacent to the Willamette River. Its proximity to downtown Salem enhances the opportunities for connectivity to businesses, restaurants, entertainment, and other trails and parks.
Learn more about Riverfront Park and other City parks