Community and Partners of East Salem (CaPES) grew out of the City’s Neighborhood Partnership Program with a focus on community building. Neighbors and community partners collaborate on a variety of efforts to strengthen the East Salem Neighborhoods (North Lancaster,
Northgate Neighborhoods). The group is working to facilitate community connections, support children and families, and promote a safe, healthy, clean environment.
Connect with your neighbors and strengthen your community with events of all sizes. You can invite a few people on your street for popsicles in your front yard or to a larger event at a community location.
2016 East Salem Day of Play photos
Community gardens grow food, act as a community gathering space, and offer opportunities to connect with your neighbors. A few years ago North Lancaster neighbors transformed their undeveloped park into
Brown Road Community Garden now home to garden plots, seating areas, children’s activity space, a walking path, and a little free library.
Find a community garden in your neighborhood
Little Free Libraries
Little Free Libraries are small, cabinet sized libraries that could go anywhere. Everyone is welcome to take or leave a book. These have been popping up all over the world since 2009. CaPES partners decided it was a great opportunity to support literacy and community shared space and they have supported the installation of six libraries in East Salem.
Find a Little Free Library in your neighborhood