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.