Bush’s Pasture Park


​Bush’s Pasture Park covers 90.5 acres of lush, wooded areas and open meadows. Bring friends for a pick-up game of ultimate Frisbee, or bring the kids to enjoy any of the playgrounds, including the Crooked House Playground. There are many trails that are perfect for walking, jogging, or running at whatever pace you prefer.

Enjoy the Rhododendron and Rose Gardens. Play tennis at one of the four lighted tennis courts. Visit the Bush House Museum or the Bush Art Center and gallery, home of the annual Salem Art Fair.

Paved trail and oak trees in Bush's Pasture Park.

​Park location map

Hours & location
Sunrise to Sunset
600 Mission St SE
Salem, Oregon
Park features
Baseball Fields
Picnic Tables
Play Equipment
Tennis Court(s)

Contact us

Parks and Recreation Services
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301
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Bush's Pasture Park Amphitheatre with grassy area and oak trees
Gazebo and rose garden at Bush's Pasture Park

The amphitheater has a capacity of up to 100 people, and includes three picnic tables. Restrooms and a playground are within walking distance. Electricity (20 amps max) and potable water are available upon request.​

  • Posts can be pulled to allow vehicle access to the site, but parking is not allowed on the derby track
  • After drop-off, vehicles must park in the parking lot
  • Sound permit: $32.50
  • Alcohol use: $55.00

​Phillips’ Softball Field features two bleachers that seat 50 people and a big open green area for seating.

  • Electricity is not available
  • Bases available for use if you reserve the field
  • Alcohol is not allowed unless you also reserve the Lower Leffelle Picnic Area, and then it is only allowed in the picnic area

This picnic area is also close to the restrooms and playgrounds. It includes 10 picnic tables, and has a capacity of up to 100 people.

  • No electricity or potable water
  • Two garbage cans
  • Sound permit: not allowed
  • Alcohol use: $55.00 (alcohol not allowed in ball field)

​The Rose Garden Gazebo is located on the corner of Mission Street and High Street. It sits among hundreds of beautiful rose bushes!

  • Wedding ceremony site only/no receptions.
  • Small gazebo.
  • No picnic tables.
  • No electricity or water.

Please note: No more than 50 chairs fit directly in front of the gazebo. Chairs must be stable, not penetrate the sod, and stay on the turf. Gazebo may not be decorated.


Permit fee is $23.00 if you schedule 15 business days or more in advance. The fee is $46.00 if you schedule 15 business days or less.
per hour4-hour minimum. $23 / $46 permit fee.
Lower Leffelle Picnic Area
per hour4-hour minimum. $23 / $46 permit fee.
Phillips' Field
per hour$23 / $46 processing fee.
Phillips' Field
2-day rental$23 / $46 processing fee.
Phillips' Field
3-day rental$23 / $46 processing fee.
Rose Garden
per hour2 hour minimum, $23 / $46 permit fee.