South Salem residents in the Sunnyside area are one step closer to having a newly developed park in their neighborhood. On Wednesday, May 15, the City will hold a public meeting to unveil a draft design concept for Secor Park, an undeveloped park in their area. Residents are encouraged to attend to learn more about the project, and to provide their input on the design concept. The meeting will take place at Crossler Middle School, 1155 Davis Road S. from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Those that wish to submit written comments should email Rob Romanek.
Comments can also be mailed to:
City of Salem
Public Works Department
555 Liberty ST SE, RM 325
Salem, OR 97301
The project team will use stakeholder feedback to complete a final design concept and will consider all comments received by Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
The City and its consultant Lango Hansen Landscape Architects prepared the draft park design based on feedback received at the first public meeting on April 3, 2019 and through two online surveys.
The park will be developed in phases based on available funding. A first phase of improvements will be completed in the coming years. The project is funded through Parks System Development Charges.
Secor Park is approximately 8.5 acres and features a lush wooded area, gently sloping grass meadows, and an upper reach of Waln Creek. The park is named after former south Salem resident, Ralph Secor in recognition of his partial donation of land that helped to first establish the undeveloped park in 1980.