Salem Park Improvement Fund

The Salem Park Improvement Fund (SPIF) provides funding opportunities for Salem’s neighborhood associations to make local park improvements. Applications must be submitted by one of the 18 neighborhood associations recognized by the City of Salem.

Since 2006, Salem City Council has budgeted approximately $60,000 in General Fund money toward this program to be used as matching funds. If you are interested in making an improvement to your local park, please contact your neighborhood association.

SPIF Grant Cycle

The grant cycle begins in July and covers a two year period to allow the neighborhood association time to raise their match funds. Specific information regarding the application process can be found in the Guidelines packet.

Notable dates:

  • Submit Letter of Intent by October 31.
  • Submit Formal Application by January 31.

A detailed timeline of the application process is available to use as a quick reference for upcoming deadlines.

Learn more about Salem neighborhood associations here.

two girls playing on new playground equipment

Two young girls playing on new playground equipment at Fairmount Park.

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Residents and volunteers cutting the ribbon on new playground equipment at Bill Riegel Park.

Residents and volunteers cutting the ribbon on new playground equipment at Bill Riegel Park.

Children playing at Bush's Pasture Park.

Children playing on new playground equipment at Bush's Pasture Park.

Volunteers preparing to spread fall material at Sumpter Park

Volunteers preparing to spread fall material at Sumpter Park.