Park Planning and Development

​​Salem is actively planning improvements to city parks. Community input is an important component of this work. You can find information about current projects and participation opportunities below.


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Eagle's View Park Master Plan

Eagles View Park is a 5-acre, undeveloped Neighborhood Park located at 451 Eagle's Wing Street NW.   You are invited to share your vision for the Eagle's View Park master plan during a series of upcoming workshops.  Learn more >> 

Battle Creek Park Master Plan

The City of Salem is preparing a master plan for Battle Creek Park, a large 56-acre undeveloped park property located off Commercial Street in South Salem at the former site of the Battle Creek Golf Course. The site is currently undeveloped, with creeks, wetlands, trees and open space. The property was purchased for both park and flood mitigation functions.

Our goal for the Battle Creek Park master plan is to develop a multi-use park that balances recreational use with flood mitigation and natural habitat. Planning for the park involves coordination with concurrent stormwater master planning efforts.

The planning process is interactive and community input is highly valued. Public input from two earlier public meetings and over 1,600 online survey responses indicate that people feel strongly about having opportunities to be active, explore nature, and get exercise. Results from the surveys tell us that people want paved and soft-surface trails, open space, new recreation opportunities, and a focus on flood mitigation and natural habitat.

Summary of results from Community Survey #1

Summary of results from Community Survey #2

Your feedback is being used to prepare a preferred plan for the Battle Creek Park that balances recreational use and nature with needed flood mitigation. The plan will include flood retention areas, enhanced wetlands, an improved trail system, and new recreational features for the community.

Next steps

Join us on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Battle Creek Elementary School, 1640 Waln Drive SE, to see how your input shaped the plan for Battle Creek Park. A presentation of the plan will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions, give feedback, and learn about next steps in the process.

Public Open House #3 | Wednesday, November 13, 2019
 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Battle Creek Elementary School
1640 Waln Drive SE, Salem OR

Following the November 2019 open house, the preferred plan will be available on this page. The City will continue to welcome written comments as we move toward adoption of a final master plan by City Council in early 2020. Input can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to Patricia Farrell, 555 Liberty ST SE, Room 325, Salem, OR 97301.

Grassy parkland with sporadic trees.

View of Battle Creek Park from Waln DR SE

battle-creek-park-survey2-results-final.pdfBattle Creek Park Survey #2 Final Results10/22/2019
battle-creek-park-open-house-presentation-2019-09-11.pdfBattle Creek Park open house presentation - September 11, 20199/11/2019
battle-creek-park-survey1-results-final.pdfBattle Creek Park Survey #1 Final Results7/22/2019
battle-creek-park-open-house1-presentation.pdfBattle Creek Park Open House 1 Presentation 6/5/2019

Project Contact

Patricia Farrell Parks and Natural Resources Planning Manager Public Works Department
555 Liberty ST SE, RM 325
Salem, OR 97301
Email: [email protected] Battle Creek Park master plan project

Contact us

Patricia FarrellParks and Natural Resources Planning ManagerPublic Works Department
555 Liberty ST SE, RM 325
Salem, OR 97301
Row of trees at Battle Creek Park

Row of trees at Battle Creek Park

Brown Road Park Master Plan - September 201816661 KBbrown-road-park-master-plan.pdf
Comprehensive Park System Master Plan - May 201327703 KBpark-system-master-plan.pdf
Fairview Park Master Plan - June 201620706 KBfairview-park-master-plan.pdf
Hilfiker Park Master Plan - April 20187785 KBhilfiker-master-plan-report.pdf
McKay Park Master Plan - March 20143191 KBmckay-park-master-plan.pdf
Minto-Brown Island Park Master Plan - November 201539237 KBminto-brown-master-plan.pdf
Riverfront Park Master Plan - November 201823125 KBriverfront-park-master-plan.pdf
Secor Park Master Plan - August 20192411 KBsecor-park-master-plan-august-2019.pdf
Secor Park Master Plan Report19877 KBsecor-park-master-plan-report.pdf