Bush’s Pasture Park is a 90.5 acre city park located in the heart of Salem, Oregon.
Bush’s Pasture Park is famous for its groves of Oregon White Oaks and fields of camas flowers. These plants were actively managed by Native Americans living in the Willamette Valley and provided vital food sources.
The park lies within the Gaiety Hill/Bush’s Pasture Park Historic District, and is an easy 10-minute walk from downtown Salem and the Oregon Capitol Building. It is home to Salem’s municipal rose garden, several mixed flower borders, and acres of oak woodlands, walking trails, and picnic areas. The historic Bush House Museum and Conservatory and Salem Art Association’s Bush Barn Art Center and Annex are also located in the northwest corner of the park.
Bush’s Pasture Park is open 365 days a year and from Sunrise to Sunset. Dogs on a leash are welcome.
Several areas within the park may be reserved for a fee, including the Lower Leffelle picnic area, Phillips’ Field (softball field), the rose garden gazebo, the soap box derby track, and an informal amphitheater. To learn more about reservations in the park, visit the City of Salem’s park website.
Bush’s Pasture Park is served directly by Cherriots bus route 7 (Mission Street). Bus routes 8, 18, and 21 pass within a few blocks of the park, to the east or west. Cherriots participates in TransitApp, a free smartphone application that provides route and planning information for Salem and other cities.
- Picnic tables
- Walking trails
- Softball field
- Tennis Courts
- Open lawns for Frisbee or similar activity
- Informal amphitheater