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“Fun for a day trip”

Bush's Pasture Park
Ranked #8 of 80 things to do in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Keizer, Oregon, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Fun for a day trip”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

We took the kids there on a nice day and it was fun. We walked around a while and they even had a swing set. We wished there were more playground toys but other then that it was nice. The flowers were my daughters favorite part once they realized that they couldn't pick them. It has a nice running path for exercise if your solo. Nice area for a birthday BBQ as long as its a cloudy day, there is not a lot of shade here.

Visited August 2013
Thank Jenifer C
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108 reviews from our community

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Frankfort, Kentucky
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Bush's Park”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

I really loved this park. You could tour the old home on the property, hike on the many trails, or meander among the many flowers. The rose garden was outstanding with a beautiful gazebo for resting or picture taking.

Visited August 2013
Thank Patti P
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Seattle, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A unique downtown gem”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

I've lived in Salem for more than 30 years and consider Bush Park, located just a couple of blocks from the downtown core, as one of Salem's most beloved attractions. Built in the late 1800's, the Bush House- and its pasture- is the former home of Asabel Bush, the founder of the Oregon Statesman newspaper which still exists as the Statesman Journal. The house sits atop a hill and is surrounded by what is now a public park owned by the City of Salem. The park covers about 90 acres of meadows, winding paved and unpaved paths, huge oak trees, a rose garden and small picnic and play areas. Even in the heat of summer, this is a welcome place to walk, bike, play or simply veg out with a book with equal amounts of shade or sun. There are public bathrooms. Willamette University has its baseball and football/track stadiums here, there is an annual Soapbox Derby held there and the Salem Art Festival attracts artists and thousands of visitors each July.
Highly used by all ages, visitors and residents can enjoy this park all year round.

Visited May 2013
Thank OregonPhotoTraveler
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Salem, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“showplace park in Salem”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Gorgeous park with paved and unpaved paths, Native Oregon oak groves, meadows of native camas, two children's playgrounds, sports fields, Willamette Univ. stadium & track. This is a great place to stretch your legs for a short of long walk/run/bike ride. From here, explore Deepwood's adjacent gardens to the east, along Mission St.or keep going north through Willamette's serene campus, to the lovely State Capitol grounds.

Visited June 2013
Thank CascadeSalem
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Beautiful park with majestic trees.”
Reviewed 15 July 2013

The trees are huge and magical and the park is simply lovely and relaxing. A wonderful art show is featured there every summer.

Visited July 2013
Thank Carol S
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