Top 8 Family Fun Things to Do In Keizer, Oregon

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Are you and your family considering purchasing a home in the Keizer, Oregon area?

There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing a new home. You may love the neighborhood, school district, and it may be the perfect location to grow your career, but have you explored the town’s amazing opportunities for family fun, adventure, leisure, and activities?

There is something for everyone in Keizer, Oregon making this the perfect place to set down your roots and purchase a home, grow a family, or business, or enjoy those golden years of retirement.

Keizer Rapids Park

Set on 148 acres of land, Keizer Rapids Park is Keizer’s largest and newest outdoor playground. This beautiful area of land truly has something for the whole family to enjoy. Enjoy a relaxing weekend picnic on one of the park’s many picnic tables or under one of the mature trees that offer shade on a sunny Oregon day.

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If adventure is more your speed, the park includes a boat ramp where Oregon boaters, fishers, and kayakers come to set sail for the day.

Keizer Rapids Boat Ramp

Try your hand at disc golf, channel your inner Kerri Walsh Jennings on the sand Volleyball court, or let your four-legged friends run free in one of the two off-leash dog parks.

If you are considering purchasing a home or making the move to Keizer, Oregon, Keizer Rapids Park is a must-stop for you and your family. This outdoor gem has it all! We say add it to your “Pro Moving to Keizer List” today!

Kids Crafts in Keizer

Do you have a blooming artist at home? If you’re wondering where they will hone their skills once you move to Keizer, Oregon, look no further.

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Young at Art offers a variety of public art classes, private art parties, at-home art kits, and more. Young at Art is the perfect environment to nurture any little artist’s skills. With the skills they learn, let your kids paint a family portrait in front of your new home or go on a tour of your new hometown and take a family art field trip. Draw, paint, and talk about your favorite new locations in Keizer, Oregon.

Remember Keizer Rapid Park? Sounds like the perfect family day to us!

Read Your Way Through Keizer

Read your way through Keizer and maybe discover some of the town’s history at the Salem Pubilc Library. Originally founded in 1904 by volunteers from the Salem’s Women’s Club, the Salem Public Library has been a favorite gathering place for learning and development for over a century. Recently, updated in 2021, the library continues to be an essential part of the community and has thrived and grown into the much-loved institution Oregon knows today.

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If you are considering a move to Keizer, Oregon, check out one of 2 Salem Public Library branches and any of the over 435,000 items available. Ranging from books, audiobooks, magazines, movies, CDs, computer access, book club kits, meeting rooms, Genealogy assistance, and areas for children and teens to gather, study play, and more.

Rec ‘n’ Bowl

The Rec, formally known as Town & Country Lanes is the place to be if you’re looking for some family fun or a great time with friends!

The Rec Keizer

The Rec is all about offering community and togetherness and does this through a variety of leagues, scholarships, home school groups, special camps and tournaments, and fun events like glow blow night. They also offer special services to children with special needs.

At The Rec, and in Keizer, Oregon, you’ll feel right at home!

Oregon's Field of Dreams

Make your family’s dreams come true when you move to Keizer, Oregon and visit our very own Field of Dreams. Volcanoes Stadium, home of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, one team of four in our Independent Baseball League.

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If your family is a fan of baseball, or just good old-fashioned team spirit and camaraderie, this will definitely be a favorite!

Volcanoes Stadium

Come join your fellow Keizer Residents and Salemites in the grandstands and don’t forget to, “root, root, root for the home team!”.

The Oldest Market in Oregon

Every Saturday in Salem is a very special day. This is the day that the oldest farmers market in Oregon takes place. Established in 1943, and at its present site since 1946, this market has nourished Salem residents for decades.


Come gather supplies from local farmers for a Sunday feast, or purchase handmade items from local craftspeople and artisans. Only a short drive from the city of Keizer, there is always something new at the Salem Saturday Market.

Get Active in Keizer

In the real estate industry, we know just how difficult it can be to move to a new hometown or even just purchase a new home. We also know how important staying active is for many people’s mental and physical health. That’s why we love Physiq Fitness in Keizer, Oregon.

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Founded in 2007, Physiq offers an array of classes to suit anyone’s needs and has been Named Mid-Valley’s best gym 9 years out of the last 10. Did we mention there is a Kids Club where children 6 months to 12 years old can hang out while you work out? Perfect for parents who are new to the area and looking for a gym, or any busy parent looking to squeeze a workout in! Sign up for a class today! They offer Zumba, Yoga, PUSH Classes, Barre, and more!

A Holistic Halloween

On October 30, 2022, Journeys…A Center For Your Soul is hosting its 14th Anniversary Halloween Psychic Fair. Located only a short distance from Keizer at 4400 Salem Dallas Highway, Salem.

The event is sure to be a big hit. Come in costume for a chance to take part in the costume contest, and enjoy some refreshments. On-site will be a collective group of readers, healers, intuitives, psychics, artisans, numerologists and more.

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If you are unable to visit the holistic health center during the event, make sure to stop by another time. Each patron is always welcomed with warmth and offered tea or coffee and their shop cats Palo and Santo are paw-sitively purrfect.

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While you’re in the shop, ask about family counselling, life coaching, spiritual support, massage therapy, or any books, crystals, religious or non-religious items, incense, etc, that may smooth your transition into your new hometown of Keizer, Oregon.

Welcome, Home. Keizer is Glad You’re Here!

Are you finally starting to feel like a Keizer Resident? We sure hope so! 

Purchasing a new home is exciting but easing the transition can make a big difference in how your family settles into their new life and new hometown. Keizer is an amazing little city and we know you will settle in just fine! We hope you enjoy some of these things on this list and find a few of your own favorite things to add to it.

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The most exciting thing about moving to a new hometown and purchasing real estate, is all the new fun family memories you will create. Keizer is one giant playground and it’s just waiting for memories to be made!

What are you most excited about? Is it making your new house a home? Going glow bowling at The Rec with new neighbors? Getting to know new colleagues while you watch the Keizer-Salem Volcanoes hit a home run? Maybe it’ll be coloring with your kids at Keizer Rapids Park. Or maybe, it’ll be all of those things and more.

Whatever you discover that you love about your new hometown of Keizer, we are glad you are here!