Parks & Activities

​Find fun things to do both indoors and outdoors. Public parks are a source of fun, beauty, and economic benefits. They create opportunities for you to relax, appreciate nature, improve your health, and interact with your community. Salem’s reservable facilities provide the perfect option for a company picnic, group outing, family reunion, or other special event. Many recreational activities such as softball leagues, kickball leagues, and sports tournaments take place in Salem’s park system.

Road & Park Closures in Salem

Last updated:

The following roads and Parks remain closed due to high water:

Road Closures

  • Homestead Road S, west of River Road S.
  • Minto-Brown Island Road S, west of River Road S. - OPEN TO THE DOG PARK - 

Wallace Marine Park has re-opened.  The portable restrooms and softball complex remain closed.

Minto-Brown Island Park and dog park has re-opened.  Many of the trails remain closed due to high water. Please use caution around standing water.

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What's Happening
May 04
Plant Trees in Salem!9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.Judson Middle School
4512 Jones RD SE
OR 97302
May 09
Salem Parks and Recreation Advisory Board5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.Public Works Department
Civic Center
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301
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
May 16
Salem Public Library Volunteer Orientation6:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.Heritage Room (2nd floor)
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
May 27
Memorial Day Observance

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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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