Minto-Brown Island Park


Minto-Brown Island Park spreads out over 1,200 acres of lush, open, and wooded areas. This makes Minto-Brown Island Park not only the biggest park in Salem, but also larger than Central Park in New York City.

There is a 30-acre, designated off-leash dog area that provides plenty of room for your dog to roam, play, and visit with other dogs. This park also serves as a waterfowl and wildlife sanctuary, which you can enjoy from the observation platforms along the sloughs. Blue herons, ospreys, squirrels, and rabbits are among the many different wetland creatures that call this park home.

Walk, run, or bike any of the 29 miles of trail that make up nine loops. You can also access Riverfront Park via the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge. Riverfront park connects to Wallace Marine Park by the Union Street Railroad Bridge.

Paved path with rees on left and river on the right.
Hours & location
Sunrise to Sunset
2100 Minto Island Rd SE
Salem, Oregon
Park features
Picnic Shelter
Picnic Tables
Play Equipment

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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Person walking a dog on a path surrounded by trees.
Fishing pond with pier.
Square covered picnic area with benches surrounded by trees.

​Minto-Brown Island Park shelter

This unlit shelter can fit 64 people and features a barbecue and two counter workspaces with electrical outlets (20 amps max). There are portable toilets and a playground nearby.

  • 8 picnic tables
  • 4 garbage cans
  • No potable water
  • Alcohol use: $53.00
  • Amplified sound not allowed

Reservation fees

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.
Park Shelter
per hour4-hour minimum. $22 / $43 permit fee.