Geer Park Master Plan Update

​Geer Park is partly undeveloped, and that presents the opportunity to better guide and plan future improvements. Sign up to get email updates about the project.

About the Park

Geer Park is a 44-acre, community park located at 241 Geer Drive NE. As a Community Park, Geer serves a three-mile geographic area with active and passive activities and reservable features such as a covered shelter and ball fields. The park currently includes both developed and natural walking paths, picnic tables, two baseball fields, two soccer fields, and Salem's only bike park.

About the Master Plan Update

The City is preparing to add new uses and facilities to undeveloped areas in Geer Park. We are asking for input as we update the park master plan to reflect community preferences and meet the Community Park design guidelines and polices identified in the Salem Comprehensive Park System Master Plan.

Community opportunities

You are invited to visit a virtual open house where you can learn more about the project and give feedback on three different design concepts. The open house is available now. The online survey component of the open house will run through October 3, 2020.

Visit the open house and take the survey

In late 2020, there will be another opportunity to give input before the updated master plan is developed and presented to the Salem Park and Recreation Advisory Board and adopted by City Council.

Project steps and schedule

The process to update the Geer Park master plan began in the spring of 2020. It includes the following steps.

Step 1: Park Assessment and Programing

  • April 2020 – Review of existing conditions and park opportunities
  • April-May 2020 - Stakeholder interviews
  • May 2020 – Development of conceptual park layouts
  • June 2020 - Public input through a community survey and virtual open house

Step 2: Design Options

  • Summer 2020 – Development of more detailed design options
  • September/October 2020 - Public input through a community survey and virtual
    open house

Step 3: Preferred Option

  • Late 2020 – Development of a preferred design option, Open house to provide input on the preferred option before City Council adoption

Step 4: Adoption Process

Implementation of the master plan will occur when funding is available.

Contact us

Rob RomanekParks PlannerPublic Works Department
Mailing address:
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 

​Park location map

Project documents

  
  
Geer Park Design Option 19/16/2020
Geer Park Design Option 1: Spanish9/16/2020
Geer Park Design Option 29/16/2020
Geer Park Design Option 2: Spanish9/16/2020
Geer Park Design Option 39/16/2020
Geer Park Design Option 3: Spanish9/16/2020
Geer Park survey 1 results7/31/2020
Geer Park Master Plan Map6/5/2020
Geer Park Conceptual Layout 16/4/2020
Geer Park Conceptual Layout 26/4/2020
Geer Park Conceptual Layout 36/4/2020
Geer Stakeholder Feedback Summary Memo6/4/2020
Geer Park Opportunities and Constraints Handout4/29/2020