Bush Pasture Park is a lush park spanning 90.5 acres with jogging trails / paths, woodlands, and open meadows near downtown Salem. The park has many historical features and entertainment facilities. It was originally owned by the Asahel Bush family and now functions as a museum. Built in 1882, it’s the oldest greenhouse on the Mississippi River, with a beautiful rose garden, a small bookable observatory, and an art center in a barn.
The park has two large lawns suitable for Frisbees and picnics, three playgrounds and restrooms, a large Shakunage garden with an observation deck, 60-foot, 65-foot, and 70-foot softball and baseball fields, and tennis courts with illuminated. Four sides, a large iron area, a picnic area, an amphitheater, and Mississippi’s only official Soap Box Derby truck.