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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Woodmansee Park Master Plan Update

A master plan update is underway, and we need your input!  Participate by visiting the Woodmansee Park Master Plan Update web page.   

Bush’s Pasture Park and Deepwood Gardens Planning Process Begins

A cultural landscape management plan for Bush’s Pasture Park and Deepwood Gardens is set to kick off summer 2020 with extensive public outreach. Often called Salem’s “gem,” Bush’s Pasture Park and Deepwood Gardens encompass 96 acres of significant historic properties; impressive natural resources, such as stands of white oak, camas fields, Pringle Creek; and expansive open space loved by many generations of people living in and visiting Salem.

These two significant, historic properties do not have formal park master plans. In order to provide a community vision, and policies and procedures for the two parks, a cultural landscape management plan will be established. This type of planning document will define uses and management of different areas of the two parks and will provide guidance on how the properties will be managed into the future.

There will be many opportunities to participate in this planning effort. Follow the web page as additional information becomes available.

Sign-up for email updates by clicking here and checking the box for Bush’s Pasture and Deepwood Cultural Landscape Plan.

Email comments and questions to: [email protected].

Geer Park Master Plan Update

Geer Park is a 44-acre Community Park located at 241 Geer Drive NE. The City of Salem is preparing to add new uses and facilities to undeveloped areas of the park. We are updating the park master plan as a first step. You are invited to  share your vision and preferences for additional park uses and facilities.  Learn more >> 

Woodmansee Park Master Plan

The Woodmansee Park Master Plan update includes drinking water improvements.

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

Battle Creek Park is a large 56-acre undeveloped park property located off Commercial Street in South Salem at the former site of the Battle Creek Golf Course.

On April 27, 2020, the Salem City Council adopted a master plan to guide long-term development of the park. The plan balances recreational use with needed flood mitigation and includes flood storage areas, enhanced wetlands, an improved trail system, and new recreational features for the community.

The City’s project team has completed the final park master plan report. A PDF of the final plan is available here.

Grassy parkland with sporadic trees.

View of Battle Creek Park from Waln DR SE

Contact us

Patricia FarrellParks and Natural Resources Planning ManagerPublic Works Department
555 Liberty ST SE, RM 325
Salem, OR 97301
Battle Creek Master Plan - May 202032421 KBbattle-creek-master-plan.pdf
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