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Bush's Pasture Park

600 Mission St SE, Salem, OR 97302-6203
+1 503-588-6336
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Huge park.

Lots of grassy areas. The Bush House is in the park, great museum - old style living, Nice long... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
sgstrauss1
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Dallas, Oregon
Salem's Downtown Park

This is a fun place to visit next to Willamette University and the State Capitol. The park has a... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
Gr8Trek
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Garden City, Idaho
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Smack in the middle of the city sits the 90-acre Bush's Pasture Park, with trails for jogging, walking or biking, picnic areas and playgrounds, Oregon's oldest greenhouse conservatory and the historic Bush House Museum, a Victorian home with original wallpaper and furnishings.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“art fair” (14 reviews)
“rose garden” (18 reviews)
“art gallery” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
600 Mission St SE, Salem, OR 97302-6203
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+1 503-588-6336
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Lots of grassy areas. The Bush House is in the park, great museum - old style living, Nice long running/walking path. Lots of squrrials. Soapbox track. Great for picnics. There is a large area I haven't seen (I think it is a football field.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

This is a fun place to visit next to Willamette University and the State Capitol. The park has a Soapbox Derby track so check on race schedule if you are interested in seeing some motivated kids racing their cars. There are lots of walking paths,...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We dropped in to see a couple art exhibits that were on display, we knew of the artists beforehand. The building and annex, the gift shop and personnel were enjoyable. Lovely building with handicap access on a nice day. It was a fine visit and...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a large park with large old oak trees, lots of grass, play equipment for children, picnicking area for groups. Hiking around the outer edge of the park. Great place.

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

When we went on a Saturday 6 different weddings were there for photos. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. There is an adorable greenhouse by the large Bush house. The rose garden is beautiful. it also has a really nice art center with local...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

I was lucky to visit this place during their art fair and it was pretty awesome. There is so much to see in terms of art and you can even buy plants but there is a catch. You have to find parking and bring cash...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Huge and diverse! From big open grass, to vast, lush rose gardens, to endless trails through wooded areas, its a great place to wander aimlessly on any kind of day!

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

A few local residents of Salem told us this park was their favorite and we soon found out why. It's specialty is families; there is a running track for competitions, fields for sports, tables for picnics, paved and dirt trails for jogging or walking, woods...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2017

this is a do what you want type park. It has a beautiful rose garden area cared for by local rose "experts" I will call them (not sure if even paid,maybe volunteers, but do a great job trimming etc.). so after a stroll, (and in...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

I spend much time in Bush's Pasture Park. It is a great place just to walk, to see the rose garden, the late1800's Bush Mansion, the trees and happy people having picnics. If you are in Salem, this park is a must see. Many special...More

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Toni W, Public Relations Manager at Bush's Pasture Park, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Thank you so much for your review. If you ever have a concern about Bush's Pasture Park or any other Salem Park, please contact our park office at 503-588-6336. Have a wonderful day! Toni Whitler Parks Operations and Planning City of Salem, Public Works 503-588-6336

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GattoLover
31 May 2017|
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Response from Maureen O | Reviewed this property |
There were no signs stating to stay out of the trees, however, we did not see any kids or adults in the trees and we walked around the part for a few hours, covering much of the area. I suspect it would be discouraged but... More
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Becky J A
18 April 2017|
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Response from ken m | Reviewed this property |
there are lots of great trails and paths in a great setting, a little rainy this time f year.
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Elizabeth G
23 July 2016|
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Response from Toni W | Property representative |
Please visit South Salem Cycleworks at 503-399-9848 or Santiam Bikes at 503-363-6602 Both are listed as bike rentals. City of Salem does not have a bicycle rental facility at any of their parks. Questions: Please call... More
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