People gathered on the gravel bar below Wallace Marine Park to cool off in the Willamette River on Thursday, July 30. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Temperature soared into the 90s in Salem on Thursday. Residents seeking relief from the heat took to the banks of Wallace Marine Park to cool off and enjoy Oregon’s short, hot summer.

People gathered on the gravel bar below Wallace Marine Park to cool off in the Willamette River on Thursday, July 30. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

People gathered on the gravel bar below Wallace Marine Park to cool off in the Willamette River on Thursday, July 30. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

People gathered on the gravel bar below Wallace Marine Park to cool off in the Willamette River on Thursday, July 30. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Cyclists cross the Union Street Railroad Bridge on Thursday, July 30. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Joshua Alvarez, 12, and brother Oliver, 5, swim out to where their father, JC, paddles a kayak in the Willamette River below Wallace Marine Park on Thursday, July 30. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Atlas St. Onge, 18 months, pulls a truck through the Willamette River below Wallace Marine Park while walking with his uncle, Jack Baumeister, and grandmother, Melanie Baumeister, on Thursday, July 30. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Marco Alvarez, 7, swims back to shore while swimming in the Willamette River with his family at Wallace Marine Park on Thursday, July 30. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

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