Salem, OR
71% of Salem residents live
within a 10-minute walk of a park
We're working to ensure there's a park within a 10-minute walk of home
of every person, in every neighborhood, in every city across America.
Is Salem meeting that goal?
of residents live within a 10 minute walk of a park.
National average 55%
Percent of residents within a
10-minute walk of a park by age
Children (0 - 19)
Adults (20 - 64)
Seniors (65+)
Percent of residents within a
10-minute walk of a park by income
Percent of residents within a 10-minute walk of a park by race/ethnicity

*Excludes those that report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).

of Salem's city land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%
Where in Salem are parks needed most?
Salem has 92 parks
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Our 10-Minute Walk campaign calls on mayors to demonstrate their commitment to parks and adopt long-term, system-wide strategies to ensure every resident has a great park close to home.
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Zena Timberlands, Oregon

TPL continues to work with Willamette Valley landowners to further extend the protected land in this beautiful region of Oregon's working lands only 8 miles northwest of Salem.

Smithfield Oaks

For 50 years, scientists believed Fender’s blue buttery were extinct. But in 1989, these brilliantly blue butteries were rediscovered in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Today, the Willamette Valley is the only place in the world you can find Fender’s blue butterfly.

Stayton Riverfront Park, Oregon

The Trust for Public Land helped preserve 51 acres for the Statyon Community Park along the North Santiam River in the Willamette Valley in Oregon.