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

Park Location: 6448 Doral DR SE, Salem OR

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 City first began developing a master plan for the park in 2016; however, work was halted while additional stormwater and groundwater assessments were completed. The planning process is now recommencing.

Shape the Future of Battle Creek Park

Your input is needed. City staff and the project consultant, Greenworks Landscape Architects, would like to hear your priorities and preferences for potential park uses and features.

Please join the project team for a public open house on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 to learn more about the project and to share your initial thoughts. Then, beginning June 6, 2019, take part in an online survey to tell us what features you would like to see at the site.

Public Open House | Wednesday, June 5, 2019

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

South Salem Senior Center

6450 Fairway AVE SE, Salem OR

Information about the project and site will be provided. Participants will be asked to share their priorities for future development of the property.

An online survey will be available from June 6, 2019 to June 26, 2019. Check back here for a link or subscribe to receive project updates through the Park Planning email list. Subscribers will receive an email notice once the survey becomes available.    

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Next steps

Two public open houses and an additional online community survey are planned for September and November, 2019. In September, the project team will present initial design concepts that illustrate a range of potential options for the site. You will have an opportunity to provide feedback on these early concepts. Public input will then be used to create a single draft design concept for the Battle Creek Park master plan. This draft concept will be unveiled and discussed at the open house in November.

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
Upcoming meetings
Jun. 05
Battle Creek Park Public Open House 6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.South Salem Senior Center
6450 Fairway Ave SE
Salem OR 973006
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