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.

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Sep. 17
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Flexibility 10112:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.Riverfront Park
500 Water ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Come to the amphitheater, have fun, and get fit with this free class!

Presenter: Breanna Oberfoell

Phone: 503-588-6303

Sep. 18
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Photo-Walk and Photography11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.Riverfront Park
500 Water ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Improve your picture taking! Enjoy this free photography class with instructor Madeline Alpert.

Presenter: Madeline Alpert

Phone: 503-588-6303

Sep. 19
Cancelled - Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Arts and Crafts10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Plaza in alley next to JC Penney
305 Liberty ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Have fun creating an art or craft project, guided by an experienced instructor. Projects will be at the teacher's discretion, and may include: Beginning Acrylic, Beginning Watercolor, Brush Lettering, or Painted Projects (such as rocks, wood ornaments, 3 x 3 canvas miniatures, tote bags, and decorative greeting cards).

Presenter: Brigitte Miller

Phone: 503-588-6303

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

Salem Public Library Volunteer Orientation6:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.Heritage Room (2nd floor)
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Volunteers help make Salem Public Library a great place to play, learn, and grow. To find out how you can be a part of our volunteer team, please attend one of the orientation sessions, held the third Thursday of every other month.

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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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