​Secor Park is an approximately 8.5-acre, undeveloped neighborhood park with 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 establish the park in 1980.

While considered undeveloped, trails and a picnic table are available for use. Come for a walk or a respite, and enjoy the trees, birds, and year-round flow of Waln Creek.

Secor Park Improvement Project 

A master plan completed in 1995 envisions future park development with paved walking paths, picnic areas, a children's play area, and a multi-use sports court. Other portions of the park are proposed to be left undeveloped.

The City is currently preparing for a development project that will implement portions of the park master plan. Due to the age of the plan, we are seeking input from local residents on the design of this project.

Feedback from an initial public survey indicates that residents are interest in adding recreational elements while also preserving and enhancing natural features within the park. With this input, the project consultants prepared three design concepts that show a range of potential changes to the park.

The project team presented and reviewed these concepts at a public workshop held on April 3, 2019 and through a public survey that ran through April 17, 2019.  

Public feedback is now being used to prepare a single project design concept. A draft of this design concept will be presented and discussed at an open house on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.  

Secor Park Public Open House | Wednesday, May 15, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Crossler Middle School
1155 Davis Road S, Salem OR

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Hours & location
Sunrise to Sunset
5555 Stockton Av S
Salem, Oregon
Park features
Picnic Tables

Contact us

Parks and Recreation Services
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301
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Recreation News
May 15
Secor Park Improvement Project Public Open House6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.Crossler Middle School
1155 Davis RD S
Salem OR 97306
Title (with link to item)DateFile Size
Secor Park Improvement Project Update4/5/20191652 KB
Secor Park Site Analysis Display Board4/5/20191712 KB
Secor Park Implementation Flyer2/27/20191816 KB
Secor Park master plan1/24/201956 KB

Park Planning

Learn about the Salem Comprehensive Park System Master Plan and current park planning efforts.

Salem Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is an advisory board to the Salem City Council. 

Rob RomanekParks PlannerPublic Works Department
Mailing address:
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem, OR 97301

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