An update to the
Riverfront Park Master Plan is underway. Join us for the next community meeting on Tuesday, April 24 at Pringle Community Hall starting at 6 p.m. Learn more below, or to get the latest news, sign up for the email list.
Riverfront Park is the City’s premier urban event park, located along the Willamette River and in close proximity to businesses, restaurants, entertainment, and other parks and trails. The park is also home to a number of Salem’s annual events, including The World Beat Festival, 4th of July Celebration, Summer Movies in The Park, Holiday Tree Lighting, and many walk/run events.
The 26-acres of existing parkland is the result of industrial land conversion. Paper, flour, and woolen mills, as well as a coal gasification plant and an auto junkyard formerly occupied the site. Today, it features large grassy areas, an amphitheater, play equipment, a splash pad, and a covered Rotary Pavilion. A dock provides access to the Willamette River and the Willamette Queen Sternwheeler.
Riverfront Park is also home to
Salem’s Riverfront Carousel,
A.C. Gilbert Discovery Village, and the EcoEarth Globe. It connects to
Minto-Brown Island Park by the
Peter Courtney Minto Island Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge and to
Wallace Marine Park by the
Union Street Railroad Bridge.