​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 

master plan completed in 1995 envisioned 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 now preparing to develop the park. Due to the age of the master plan, the project team has been working with local residents to identify what improvements will be made to the park through this project.

Public input from two community meetings and two public online surveys in early 2019 has led to a revised park design concept.

On June 13, 2019, the Salem Parks and Recreation Advisory Board endorsed the revised design and made a recommendation to the Salem City Council to adopt it as an update to the original 1995 park master plan.

Proposed 2019 Master Plan Update 

Next steps

The Salem City Council will consider whether to adopt the Secor Park Proposed 2019 Master Plan Update at their August 12, 2019 meeting. 

The City will then begin to develop the park in phases based on available funding. A first phase will be completed in the coming years. The park improvements are expected to include a bridge across Waln Creek, paved paths, benches and picnic tables, playground equipment, and entry plaza. Fees collected from Parks System Development Charges will fund this work.

Stay involved! During the initial stages of design, the City will invite public involvement in the selection of playground equipment. Subscribers to the project email list will receive an invitation to participate.

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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Walking path through Secor Park

Walking path through Secor Park.

Title (with link to item)DateFile Size
Summary of Secor Park Public Survey 25/15/2019953 KB
Summary of Secor Park Public Survey 14/18/2019518 KB
Secor Park Concept Plan - Option 14/5/20191716 KB
Secor Park Concept Plan - Option 24/5/20191792 KB
Secor Park Concept Plan - Option 34/5/20191791 KB
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 and Development

Salem is actively planining improvements to City park.

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

Park location map