Secor Park

Walking path through Secor Park

Walking path through Secor Park.

Secor Park is an approximately 8.5-acre neighborhood park with a lush wooded area, gently sloping grass meadows, and an upper reach of Waln Creek. The park features a playground and paved and unpaved paths. Come for a walk or a respite, and enjoy the trees, birds, and year-round flow of Waln Creek.

In August 2019, Salem City Council adopted an updated master plan for Secor Park, and in 2020, the City completed the first phase of park improvements identified in the updated plan. These improvements include building a bridge across Waln Creek and installing a drinking fountain, paved paths, benches, and playground equipment. Updates were also made to the Rock Creek Drive S and Stockton Avenue S entryways to improve accessibility to the park. Funding for the first phase of development comes from Parks System Development Charges.

The community provided input for the updated plan through a series of public workshops and surveys, and the updated plan shares a similar overall vision with the park’s initial 1995 plan.  New additions to the 2019 master plan include a community garden, drinking fountain, paved and mulched paths and habitat enhancements that include ensuring a 50-foot streamside buffer planted with native trees and shrubs, woodland restoration, and a pollinator garden.

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.

Park location map

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

Contact us

Parks and Recreation
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301
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