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. The planning process is interactive and community input is highly valued.
Earlier this summer, we asked for your thoughts on the future Battle Creek Park. We received input from more than
800 responses to a first online survey and from more than 80 community members that attended a first public open house. From that feedback, three conceptual site improvement options for the master plan were created, each focusing on a different theme (habitat, recreation, blending of habitat and recreation). Some park features are in all three options, such as trails and flood retention, but other features vary or are unique to each option.
The options for Battle Creek Park are preliminary and conceptual, primarily to gauge the community's priorities for the site. The final master plan will be a refinement of a preferred option, based on public input.
You are invited to review the master plan options and take a community survey to give your feedback. The survey is available through October 2, 2019.
Review public open house #2 presentation
Take the survey now