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Riverfront Park, Salem

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Riverfront Park is a 23-acre park located along the Willamette River in Salem, Oregon, in the United States. Features include the Riverfront Carousel (2001), A. C. Gilbert's Discovery Village, and Eco-Earth Globe, amphitheatre, and an outdoor sculpture and community art project completed in 2003. It is located on former industrial land owned by the Boise Cascade corporation redeveloped as part of the Riverfront-Downtown Urban Renewal Area.
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  • We love that you can walk from Minto Brown Island Park to the Riverfront Park (and on to West Salem if you want). Great for a whole day of walks or bike riding! We love that there is a great play area...  more »
  • Great park, we take our granddaughter here quit often, family friendly, very nice play equipment, very nice new walk/bridge area, nice for a day walk. Very safe environment  more »
  • Other than the Carousel, this park offers lots of wide open space and a small amphitheater. It’s fairly flat in most areas so comfortable for walking. Many events are held there so Check the schedule ...  more »
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  • I love riverfront park. My family and I have gone for walks here countless times. We were all pretty excited to see the new addition of a walking bridge to minto brown island park.
  • Such a nice, and beautiful setting that is always kept very maintained. The City of Salem Park Staff Employee that runs Riverfront, name is Kevin and is one of the nicest guys to talk to and you can obviously tell he works hard to keep its beautiful look. I urge everyone to visit if you haven't already!
  • Pretty awesome little park. They have a little water pad area during the summer. Pretty neat. We really like this park.
  • Great place to stroll and enjoy the river views. The graceful new foot bridge ties the downtown to the many miles of trails and bike paths in Minto Brown Park. Families can enjoy the Gilbert House and carousel. Large grassy area for picnics, etc. Parking can be a bit tight at times.
  • This park was an excellent investment in the city. There are extensive paths to walk or bike, including bridges to West Salem and Minto Brown Island, and vast lawns to enjoy. During the summer months, throw off your shoes and play in the water feature. There is lots to do for kids, including visit the Gilbert House Children's Museum and the vintage carousel.

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