Parks & Activities

​Find fun things to do both indoors and outdoors. Public parks are a source of fun, beauty, and economic benefits. They create opportunities for you to relax, appreciate nature, improve your health, and interact with your community. Salem’s reservable facilities provide the perfect option for a company picnic, group outing, family reunion, or other special event. Many recreational activities such as softball leagues, kickball leagues, and sports tournaments take place in Salem’s park system.

What's Happening
Aug. 19
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Street Cars of Salem6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Plaza in alley next to JC Penney
305 Liberty ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Brush up on your Salem history with this fascinating class about the days when street cars were in use here.

Presenter: Mark Kavanagh

Phone: 503-588-6303

Aug. 20
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Presentation and Tour with Park Ranger9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Riverfront Park
500 Water ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Enjoy a presentation at the Riverfront Pavillion, followed by a guided walk into Minto-Brown Island Park with knowledgable Park Ranger Mike Zieker. Please bring binoculars if you have them. There will be approximately 3-5 miles of walking, so please wear comfortable shoes.

Presenter: Mike Zieker

Phone: 503-588-6303

Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Ink Blot Art10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Plaza in alley next to JC Penney
305 Liberty ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Have fun expressing your creative side with this free class! All ages welcome. Taught by experienced art instructor Stacie Clark. The Plaza is located between JC Penney and the Chemeketa Parkade.

Presenter: Stacie Clark

Phone: 503-588-6303

Aug. 22
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Beaded Bangle Bracelet1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Plaza in alley next to JC Penney
305 Liberty ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Create your own beaded bangle bracelet in an outdoor setting, under guidance of an experienced instructor. The plaza is located between JC penney and the Chemeketa Parkade. This class is also scheduled for September 12th at the same location.

Presenter: Mona West

Phone: 503-588-6303

Aug. 27
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Explore Acrylic Inks10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Plaza in alley next to JC Penney
305 Liberty ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Enjoy expressing your creative side in an outdoor setting, with an experienced art instructor as your coach. The plaza is located between JC Penney and the Chemeketa Parkade.

Presenter: Stacie Clark

Phone: 503-588-6303

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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