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 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.
After considering input provided at an initial public meeting and through two online surveys, the City and its consultant, Lango Hansen Landscape Architects, unveiled a draft park design at a second public meeting held on May 15, 2019. Public feedback is now being used to move the concept to a final version.
View Secor Park Draft Design Concept
The project team will present the design concept to the Salem Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on June 13, 2019 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center, Room 325, 555 Liberty Street SE.
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. Fees collected from Parks System Development Charges will fund this work.
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