Walk Schedule

Schedule of weekly walks

It's a great day to walk with your neighbors!

Note: although the walks happen each week, there's no weekly commitment or registration required, and you don't have to live in the neighborhood to participate. Feel free to drop in and Just Walk! Keep in mind that for safety reasons, we request that walk leaders do not go out unless there are at least two other walkers. All walks are free.

This symbol means that dogs are welcome as walking partners! All dogs should be friendly, leashed, and up-to-date on shots for the safety of walkers and other dogs.

Click here to view our calendar on Meetup.com, and click here for a printable version of the schedule.

Monthly Walks

First Saturday of the Month (May-October) 8:00 am - 10:00 am: Walk with a Park Ranger at Minto Brown Park

Walk with Park Ranger Mike for a peaceful Bird Watching walk in Minto Brown Island Park. This is a family friendly, 2 mile walk but please no dogs. Meet in the 1st parking lot of Minto Brown Park. 

1:00 pm Edgewater Walking Cruises

Cruise with the Edgewater Partnership Team around the wonderful Edgewater neighborhood. Each of these walks is meant to promote and highlight the fun and exciting things happening in this community. Dates and locations of walks vary, so please check here for upcoming walking cruises.

 

Weekly Walks

Sundays

9:15 am:  LifeSource Natural Foods  (Summer schedule)

Walk with Jennifer Carley, founder of Just Walk Salem. Meet on the front patio at LifeSource Natural Foods (2649 Commercial St. SE). From there, the group generally either walks the hills behind the store or goes through the historic Pioneer Cemetery, although it can also go to Bush Park or Clark Creek Park. The walk is usually about 2.5 miles and is paced to accommodate the people who show up. LifeSource rewards each walker with a free piece of fruit when they return from the walk.

Walk leader and JWSK founder Jennifer Carley (center) with walkers at LifeSource

Walk leader and JWSK founder Jennifer Carley (center) with walkers at LifeSource

Mondays

9:00 am:  Bush's Pasture Park     

Walk leader Ann (far left) with a group at Bush's Pasture Park

Walk leader Ann (far left) with a group at Bush's Pasture Park

Choose from one or two figure-eight loops for a 1 mile or a 2 1/2 mile walk in Bush's Pasture Park (600 Mission St. SE). The park has bark and asphalt paths with some inclines and stairs. Water and restrooms are available. Meet at the playground at the southwest corner of the park across from St. Paul's Episcopal Church (near the intersection of High and Leffelle Sts.). Parking is available on Leffelle St. Rain or shine. (Walk leader: Ann)

9:30 am:  Judson Middle School area

Walk through the Faye Wright neighborhood near Judson Middle School. The group walks about 2 to 3 miles on flat ground with an occasional short hill. It takes them between 45 minutes to an hour. The walk goes rain or shine, but please call ahead (503-364-7021) to let them know that you're coming and get the address of the meeting point. (Walk leader: Barbara)

Judson M.S. area walk leader Barbara (center, in green) with some of her group members

Judson M.S. area walk leader Barbara (center, in green) with some of her group members

Tuesdays

10:00 am: Keizer Walk

Formerly known as Walk with a Firefighter, this is now our weekly Keizer Walk. Join us for a 45-minute family-friendly walk through Keizer Station. The 2-mile route is paved and flat and there is plenty of parking. Meet at Panera (6110 Keizer Station Blvd). Dogs and strollers welcome. The walk goes rain or shine. (Walk leaders:  Amber)

10:00 am:  West Salem Walk    

West Salem walk leader Nancy

West Salem walk leader Nancy

Meet in front of the West Salem branch of the Public Library (395 Glen Creek Rd. NW) and walk through Wallace Marine Park, across the Union St. railroad bridge, and back. This is a relatively flat, moderately-paced walk that takes about 45 minutes. (Walk leaders: Nancy and Suzanne)

6:15 pm: Englewood Neighborhood Walk 

Meet at the community board in the northwest corner of Englewood Park (1260 19th St. NW). The walk moves at a gentle pace and lasts between 30 and 45 minutes, visiting at least one Little Free Library (more info is available at littlefreelibrary.org). Feel free to bring books to share with others! Kids and strollers are welcome. (Walk leaders: Skye and Jessica)

Wednesdays

9:00 am:  Downtown Walk with 350 Salem

Meet at the plaza on the west side of the Salem-Keizer Transit Center on High Street between Chemeketa and Court (click here for a map) and enjoy a 45-minute walk downtown with environmental group 350 Salem. The group will go to Riverfront Park, make a loop around the carousel, and then follow Pringle Creek for a short ways before returning to the Transit Center, for a total of about 1.75 miles. There is an option to continue on to the Wednesday downtown farmers' market, which is just a block away. (Walk leader: Ray and Roberta)

9:30 am:  Judson Middle School area   

Walk through the Faye Wright neighborhood near Judson Middle School (4512 Jones Rd. SE). The group walks about 2 to 3 miles on flat ground with an occasional short hill. It takes them between 45 minutes to an hour. The walk goes rain or shine, but please call ahead (503-364-7021) to let them know that you're coming and get the address of the meeting point. (Walk leader: Barbara)

10:00 am:  West Salem Walk          

Meet in front of the West Salem branch of the Public Library (395 Glen Creek Rd. NW) and walk through Wallace Marine Park, across the Union St. railroad bridge, and back. This is a relatively flat, moderately-paced walk that takes about 45 minutes. (Walk leaders: Nancy and Suzanne)

Thursdays

9:15 am:  LifeSource Natural Foods (Summer schedule)

Meet on the store's front patio at 2649 Commercial St. SE. From there, the group will either walk the hills behind the store or go through the historic Pioneer Cemetery. LifeSource rewards each walker with a free piece of fruit when they return from the walk. (Walk leaders: Jim, Rob, and Jaylene)

10:00 am:  West Salem Walk

Meet in front of the West Salem branch of the Public Library (395 Glen Creek Rd. NW) and walk through Wallace Marine Park, across the Union St. railroad bridge, and back. This is a relatively flat, moderately-paced walk that takes about 45 minutes. (Walk leaders: Nancy and Suzanne)

Fridays

9:30 am:  Judson Middle School area

Walk through the Faye Wright neighborhood near Judson Middle School (4512 Jones Rd. SE). The group walks about 2 to 3 miles on flat ground with an occasional short hill. It takes them between 45 minutes to an hour. The walk goes rain or shine, but please call ahead (503-364-7021) to let them know that you're coming and get the address of the meeting point. (Walk leader: Barbara)

Saturdays

9:00 am:  Walk with the Chemeketans at Minto-Brown Island Park

Meet at the last parking lot (2200 Minto Island Rd. SW). The walk is a moderate-paced, easy 3-4 mile route. For more information about the Chemeketans, visit www.chemeketans.org