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.

Battle Creek Park Master Plan

Battle Creek Park is an approximately 56-acre, undeveloped urban park located in south Salem. It is the former site of the Battle Creek Golf Course. The park features the confluence of four creeks: Battle Creek, Waln Creek, Powell Creek, and Scotch Creek.

The City's goal for the Battle Creek Park master plan is to balance recreational use with flood mitigation in order to develop a multi-use park.

The master planning process has been designed to be interactive. Public feedback has so far been captured from over 100 community members that attended the first public open house as well as over 800 responses to an online survey. The City and its consultants are now using this input to develop multiple park design concepts for Battle Creek Park.

The first survey is now closed, and the initial concepts from the public input will be presented at the next public open house on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

Public Open House #2 | Tuesday, September 10, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
South Salem Senior Center
6450 Fairway AVE SE, Salem OR

Grassy parkland with sporadic trees.

View of Battle Creek Park from Waln DR SE

Next steps

We are counting on your input! Join us for the second public open house on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at the South Salem Senior Center starting at 6:30 p.m. The City and its consultants will present initial design concepts and share what we have heard from the community so far. Attendees will then be asked to provide feedback on the initial concepts.

An online survey is also planned for September. Subscribers to the project email list will receive an invitation to take the survey. Check back for more information.

A third public open house is scheduled for November 13, 2019. The project team will unveil a draft master plan for Battle Creek Park. The draft master plan will first be presented to the Salem Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and then to City Council for approval.

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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
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Contact us

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

Row of trees at Battle Creek Park

Upcoming meetings
Aug. 07
Impetuous Oregon Boys and the Naming of Battle Creek6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Please join us for a City-sponsored lecture on the history of Battle Creek in Salem, Oregon, by Assistant State Archeologist, John Pouley. Mr. Pouley will provide information on the history and culture of the Battle Creek area, including locally significant individuals and notorious events from the past.

Phone: 503-588-6211

Sep. 06
Age Friendly Assessment Team Celebratory Luncheon1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

The Age Friendly Assessment Team will convene one more time on September 6th to enjoy lunch, celebrate the work of the past year, review the assessment report findings, and further their discussion on how Salem can improve to be a City For All Ages. RSVP to Center 50+ at 503-588-6303.

Phone: 503-588-6303

Sep. 10
Battle Creek Park Master Plan Public Open House #26:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.South Salem Senior Center
6450 Fairway Ave SE
Salem OR 973006

The project team will present initial design concepts and share what we have heard from the community so far. Attendees will be asked to provide feedback on these initial concepts.

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

Phone: 503-588-6211

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 503-588-6211 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Nov. 13
Battle Creek Park Master Plan Public Open House #36:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.South Salem Senior Center
6450 Fairway Ave SE
Salem OR 973006

Join the City and its consultants for the unveiling of a draft master plan for Battel Creek Park. You will have the opportunity to comment on the plan as it moved from a draft to final version.

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

Phone: 503-588-6211

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 503-588-6211 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

  
  
  
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