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2016 Summer Recreation Programs

The 2016 Summer Recreation Guide is here! Now is the time to register for:

  • Track and field meets
  • Run and walk events
  • Sports programs
  • Weeklong summer camps for youths

View all summer programs (PDF in English)

¡La Guía de Recreación del Verano de 2016 esta aquí! Ahora es el tiempo de registrarse para:

  • Las pistas y campos
  • Carreras
  • Programas de deportes
  • Campamentos de parque semanal para jóvenes

Vea todos las programas del verano (PDF en español)

STRIDE 5k Run/Walk

$5 5k Series with a bonus $10 10k!

Join us for a monthly, affordable, family event. You can even bring the dog, too! Races begin at 9 a.m. Saturday mornings. View the STRIDE Run/Walk 2016 flier for details.

5k Series

  • May 14, 2016 - Results
    Bush’s Pasture Park
  • June 18, 2016
    Riverfront and Wallace Marine parks
  • July 23, 2016 - Results
    Minto-Brown Island Park
  • August 20, 2016 - Results
    Bush’s Pasture Park
  • September 10, 2016
    Riverfront and Wallace Marine parks

10k (New!)

  • October 8, 2016
    Minto-Brown Island Park

To register ahead of time, visit our office. On race days, registrations will be taken on-site from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Bibs are available for pick-up when registering and on race day. Strollers and dogs are welcome to join us; we just ask that you start in the back of the group.

Movies in the Park

2016 Movies in the Park

Do you enjoy movies and warm summer nights? If so, join us at the Riverfront Park Amphitheater this summer to enjoy great films on a 24-foot screen. Admission is free. Donations suggested.

  • Goosebumps
    Saturday, July 9, 2016, at about 9 p.m.
    PG, 103 minutes
  • The Muppets
    Saturday, July 16, 2016, at about 9 p.m.
    PG, 103 minutes
  • The Lorax
    Saturday, July 30, 2016, at about 8:45 p.m.
    PG, 86 minutes
  • Inside Out
    Saturday, August 6, 2016, at about 8:30 p.m.
    PG, 95 minutes
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Saturday, August 27, 2016, at about 8 p.m.
    PG-13, 135 minutes

All shows start at dusk. Remember to arrive early and to bring blankets, low-back chairs, and snacks. Alcohol and smoking are not allowed. Parking is available at the Carousel lot and the north end of Riverfront Park. Volunteers are needed for each showing.

Movies in the Park are presented by the City of Salem Public Works Department in cooperation with the Shutterbug. For more information, visit

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Softball & Kickball Programs

The City of Salem hosts many softball leagues, kickball leagues, and tournaments for children and adult players throughout the year at the Wallace Marine Park Softball Complex. Information about our softball programs and registration forms are available at

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