Parks & Activities

​Find fun things to do both indoors and outdoors. Public parks are a source of fun, beauty, and economic benefits. They create opportunities for you to relax, appreciate nature, improve your health, and interact with your community. Salem’s reservable facilities provide the perfect option for a company picnic, group outing, family reunion, or other special event. Many recreational activities such as softball leagues, kickball leagues, and sports tournaments take place in Salem’s park system.

What's Happening
Jul. 18
Salem Public Library Volunteer Orientation6:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.Heritage Room (2nd floor)
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Volunteers help make Salem Public Library a great place to play, learn, and grow. To find out how you can be a part of our volunteer team, please attend one of the orientation sessions, held the third Thursday of every other month.

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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

Aug. 08
Salem Parks and Recreation Advisory Board5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.Public Works Department
Civic Center
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301

Salem Parks and Recreation Advisory Board's mission is to promote and enhance the quality and availability of Salem’s parks, recreational facilities, City-owned trees and gardens; ensure a legacy of open green spaces, outdoor experiences; and preserve Salem’s natural environment as a desirable community amenity for all residents.

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

Phone: 503-588-6304

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 503-588-6304 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Sep. 02
Labor Day

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

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

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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.

Contact us

Parks and Recreation Services
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301
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