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.

A 2018 update to the Riverfront Park Master Plan provides for additional amenities while preserving and enhancing many of the existing features of the park. It was completed as a result of the many changes that have taken place in the park over the past several years. These include the acquisition of a four-acre property located at the southeast corner of the park; the opening of the Peter Courtney Minto Island pedestrian bridge; the operation of a winter ice rink; and the proposed donation of a new covered stage and performance area. The new master plan serves as a guiding document for park management and development for the next 20 years.

Park location map

Hours & location
Daily
Sunrise to Sunset
200 Water St NE
Salem, Oregon
Park features
Picnic Shelter
Picnic Tables
Play Equipment
Reservable
Restrooms
Splash Pad
Stage
Walking

Contact us

Parks and Recreation Services
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301
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Amphitheater
$53.00
per hour
Amphitheater
$427.00
per dayPrivate event rate.
Amphitheater
$1,069.00
per dayCommercial event rate (with sales).
Amphitheater
$171.00
per eventRun/walk/contests.
Amphitheater
$1,069.00
per dayPublic event (with admission fee).
Boat Dock
$27.00
per hour
Boat Dock
$321.00
per dayPrivate rental.
Boat Dock
$534.00
per dayCommercial event rate (with sales).
Boat Dock
$171.00
per eventRun/walk/contests.
Boat Dock/Boat Dock Overlook
$27.00
per hour
Boat Dock/Boat Dock Overlook
$321.00
per dayPrivate rental.
Boat Dock/Boat Dock Overlook
$534.00
per dayCommercial event rate (with sales).
Boat Dock/Boat Dock Overlook
$171.00
per eventRun/walk/contests.
North Meadow
$27.00
per hour
North Meadow
$321.00
per dayPrivate event rate.
North Meadow
$534.00
per dayCommercial event rate (with sales).
North Meadow
$171.00
per eventRun/walk/contests.
North Meadow
$534.00
per dayPublic event (with admission fee).
Parking Lots
$27.00
per hour4-hour minimum
Parking Lots
$321.00
per dayPrivate rental. 4-hour minimum
Parking Lots
$534.00
per dayCommercial event rate (with sales).
Parking Lots
$171.00
per eventRun/walk/contests.
Permit Fee
$51.00
per permitIf reserving more than 15 days in advance
Permit Fee
$103.00
per permitIf reserving 15 days or less in advance
Rotary Pavilion
$38.00
per hour4-hour minimum.
Rotary Pavilion
$534.00
per dayCommercial event rate (with sales).
Rotary Pavilion
$171.00
per eventRun/walk/contests.
South Meadow
$53.00
per hour
South Meadow
$534.00
per dayPrivate event rate.
South Meadow
$1,069.00
per dayCommercial event rate (with sales)
South Meadow
$171.00
per eventRun/walk/contests.
South Meadow
$1,069.00
per dayPublic event (with admission fee).
Riverfront Rules and Regulationsriverfront-rules-and-regulations.pdf256 KB