Parks & Activities

​The pride and joy of any town is the public park system. Salem boasts hidden gems located inside neighborhoods, larger community parks with reservable areas for weddings, reunions, company picnics, and athletic tournaments, plus special event parks for concerts, festivals, movies, and run/walk events. Salem is fortunate to have historical sites and park features not found anywhere this side of the Mississippi.  Salem's thriving volunteer base works in tandem contributing assistance to support these wonderful City resources. To ensure our parks are enjoyable for everyone, there are a few rules to keep in mind. Many recreational activities such as softball leagues, kickball leagues, and sports tournaments take place in Salem’s park system.

What's Happening
Dec. 09
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is an advisory board to City Council and whose purview is over parks and recreation activities and city trees.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-588-6211

Learn more

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6211 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Dec. 24
Christmas Eve - Some City offices closed for holiday observance.

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Dec. 25
Christmas Day

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Dec. 31
New Year's Eve - Some City offices closed for holiday observance.

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Jan. 01
New Year's Day

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Contact us

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