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. 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

Aug. 28
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Floral Arranging10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Wednesday Farmers Market
530 Chemeketa ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Learn to make beautiful flower arrangements with experienced instructor Maria Palacio. All supplies provided.

Presenter: Maria Palacio

Phone: 503-588-6303

Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Move 'n' Groove Fitness5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.Riverfront Park
500 Water ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Come to the Amphitheater at Riverfront Park and have fun dancing and promoting wellness at the same time. Instructor Mai Dotran will teach you easy-to-follow dance steps in a supportive, positive environment. No experience necessary, all fitness levels welcome.

Presenter: Mai Dotran

Phone: 503-588-6303

Aug. 29
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Wrap Bracelet1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Plaza in alley next to JC Penney
305 Liberty ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Have fun learning to make your own bracelet with help from instructor Mona West. The plaza is located between JC Penney and the Chemeketa Parkade.

Presenter: Mona West

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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