Located in Marion County, Oregon, Keizer has a population of approximately 36,478 residents (2010 census estimate) and is a part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is named after Thomas Dove and John Brooks Keizur, two pioneers who moved to the area during the Wagon Train of 1843.
Keizer was originally located at Keizer Bottom, just off the banks of the Willamette River. In 1861 the settlement was hit by a brutal flood, and the residents decided to move their homes to higher ground. Floods continued to hit the area, but after dams were constructed in the 1950s to regulate the flow of the Willamette River the town was finally able to prosper. The City of Salem tried several times to annex the Keizer community, but on November 2, 1982 Keizer finally became its own official city. The original settlement of Keizer Bottom is now home to Keizer Rapids Park, a public park complete with a dog park, playground, nature trails, boat-in camping, and sport courts.
Keizer Parks & Recreation
There are a variety of city parks and recreational programs available to residents of Keizer. For a list of parks visit the Keizer Parks & Recreation Department website by clicking here.
There are several family-friendly attractions to explore in Keizer like the Pacific Northwest Truck Museum, the Carlson Skate Park, and the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. A complete list of Keizer attractions can be found by clicking here.
For more information on Keizer, OR visit the official website by clicking here.
For the Keizer Chamber of Commerce website click here.