35+ Acres of Adventure
We are located in historic Salem Willows Park, a 35 acre, oceanfront gem. Established in 1858, it was named for its’ abundance of majestic White Willow Trees planted in 1801 to form a shaded walk for patients convalescing at a nearby smallpox hospital. In the twentieth century it became a summer destination for residents of Boston’s North Shore, many of whom escaped the heat of the city on newly popular streetcars. The park boasts a rich jazz history which was firmly cemented when a young Duke Ellington played in 1923; Count Basie and Louis Armstrong performed at what was accredited as the old Charleshurst Ballroom, now known as the Willows Casino Arcade.
Today the park continues to serve as a wonderful summer escape for locals, families, and tourists seeking a small respite from their busy lives and easy ocean breezes that harken to simpler times.
Stroll along park paths, picnic grounds & beaches, or enjoy an ice cream, pizza, or seafood plate from one of the many eateries to choose from.
Kiddieland offers a variety of rides geared toward children; water boats, car rides, as well as a 1905 carousel! This classic attraction is a must ride for all ages! You’re sure to snap the perfect photo!
Explore all that Salem Willows Park has to offer.