Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park, Salem: Hours, Address, Riverfront Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Riverfront Park
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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WillieMacfan
Healdsburg, CA612 contributions
Attractive Park near downtown
Aug 2021
Riverfront Park offers good views of the Willamette River, pleasant walks, amphitheaters for performances, restroom facilities (though they are pretty filthy), a carousel that was not open the thursday we visited and a dock with a paddle wheeler. Also access to island prettry much left to nature. Skateboarders seem to think they have the right of way over pedestrians on the paths so be careful.
Written August 28, 2021
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th85hl87
San Jose, CA19 contributions
Come to visit if you have time...
Oct 2020
The park was in downtown and a bit tricky to get to. It was a nice park and still under development. It appeared they are working on a riverfront project to make it better. We stopped by on a weekday so the park was almost empty with a couple homeless hanging around. They kept to themselves and did not bother people passing by. No asking for money aggressively or in a threatening way like in CA. We enjoyed a peaceful walk around the park. It is not a must do in Salem. If you have time, stop by for less than 1 hour
Written November 3, 2020
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terry323
48 contributions
Nice park to stretch your legs on a drive.
Sep 2020 • Couples
Soft grass. Musicians playing. Families picnicking. The carousel was closed but you could see it through the windows, including the woodwork repairs
Written September 7, 2020
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spencers965
Bear, Delaware175 contributions
Beautiful Park
Jun 2020
My wife and I were visiting the city when we stumbled upon this park. It is large and right along the Willamette River. The only complaint is the grounds had just been cut and there were rows and rows of cut grass. Not good for the allergies. Their maintenance department needs to sharpen their mower blades!!
Written June 19, 2020
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Heather A.
31 contributions
Not to be missed.
Nov 2019
A good place to see another side of Salem as you view or ride the carousel, check out the sternwheeler and the river, take photos in front of the giant, colorful globe or stroll across the bridge to walk on the island.
Written November 18, 2019
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Asteigl1
3 contributions
Beautiful river front park
Sep 2019 • Family
This is a beautiful river front park in the heart of downtown Salem. Great wide walking paths the circle the entire park. We watched Bald Eagles fishing in the river, which was really amazing. The park has perfectly manicured grass and vegetation. They have benches and picnic tables as well as many mature shade trees to sit under.
For kids they have a beautiful carousel with hand sculpted animals. They often have popcorn, or hotdogs for sale near the carousel during summer months.
The park has a nice large play structure for kids, it is not shaded so surfaces can become very hot in the heat if the day during the summer.
The park also has many special events throughout the spring and summer that are always well organized.
During these events parking can be a challenge since they only offer two Somewhat small parking areas. Overflow parking is in the streets of downtown.
River Front park is also attached to Mintos Brown Park by a bridge, this park is primarily for nature lovers who prefer to walk on dirt paths.
Overall I think this is the best park in Salem and would recommend it to anyone visiting Salem.
Written September 4, 2019
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S160ZWmarks
5 contributions
Beautiful scenery at Riverfront Park
Jul 2019
The park is located on a branch of the Willamette River. The park is beautifully landscaped, has lots of picnic tables and bences, and is a great place to walk. The parking is a little far for older people or people with disabilities.
Written September 3, 2019
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masaccio
Huntingdon, UK1,884 contributions
Nice park. Pedestrian access weird
Aug 2019 • Couples
The park is lovely and in places (bridge and globe) really unique. I loved the walk by the river.

Access from the city is odd in that one pavement route just ends in a 6 lane highway and no crossing. The entire site has only one entrance so you may need to backtrack to the entrance.
Written August 7, 2019
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Alice F
Seattle, WA246 contributions
Beautiful Park with a Historic Carousel
Jun 2019 • Couples
While visiting downtown Salem, we walked from the Capitol Building to the Waterfront Park to ride the carousel. The indoor carousel is made up of many beautifully carved animals, each exquisitely designed. I am a grandmother and still love to ride carousels; this was one of the prettiest I've seen. The park is located on the banks of the Willamette River and includes 29 miles of trails.
Written July 9, 2019
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M Y
Salem, OR3 contributions
River Front Park
Jun 2019 • Couples
Beautiful, well maintained park in the heart of Salem. Lots of festivals and activities go on here. Parking can be tricky, though. The carousel is right there, too
Written July 3, 2019
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