All watercraft users are strongly encouraged to wear life jackets while enjoying activities on the Willamette River. During the summer, visitors to
Wallace Marine Park may borrow and use life jackets from one of two free loaner stations in the park. One life jacket loaner station is located at the boat launch ramp, and the other station is located near popular swimming areas.
The life jacket loaner stations close at the end of the summer season, and the inventory of life jackets are removed for storage until the stations are reopened the next summer, usually around Memorial Day.
The life jacket loaner stations are maintained and serviced by the City of Salem. This program is provided by the City of Salem in partnership with the Salem Fire Foundation.