Connect with Community and Partners of East Salem


​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, East Lancaster, Lansing and Northgate Neighborhoods). The group is working to facilitate community connections, support children and families, and promote a safe, healthy, clean environment.

Neighborhood celebrations

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.

2018 East Salem Day of Play photos

Community gardens

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

Partnership documents

Content Type
East Salem Free ResourcesPrint Media10/8/20181306 KB
CaPES play day photos (September 2018)Print Media9/28/20183293 KB
CaPES bike rodeo photos (May 2017)Print Media5/19/20172452 KB
East Salem Little Free Libraries flyerPrint Media3/31/20172286 KB
CaPES neighborhood profileReport or Study12/1/20166495 KB
Child in front of little library.

CaPES partners helped install six little libraries in East Salem as a way to support literacy and community shared spaces.


Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Jan. 26
Lansing Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular monthly meeting.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2303

Learn more

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Feb. 10
North Neighbors (N2) Meeting11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in North Salem Neighborhoods. For more information, call Salem Leadership Foundation at 503-315-8924.

We meet every second Tuesday of each month. Locations vary.

Phone: 503-315-8924

Feb. 15
President's Day

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

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Jessica Loewen Preis
555 Liberty Street SE RM 305
Salem OR 97301
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