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.

We Need Your Help Selecting Play Equipment for Secor Park

The City of Salem is asking for input on play equipment for a new playground at Secor Park. A public open house is set for Thursday, September 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Crossler Middle School. Come pick from several playground components and concepts.
What's Happening
Sep. 26
Secor Park Playground Planning Workshop6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Crossler Middle School
1155 Davis RD S
Salem OR 97306

Join the City of Salem as we host a public open house to present options for a new playground at Secor Park. You can give input on several concepts and share preferences for individual play components and color choices. The project team will use this input to make a final selection.

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.

Oct. 10
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

Salem Parks and Recreation Advisory Board's mission is to promote and enhance the quality and availability of Salem’s parks, recreational facilities, City-owned trees and gardens; ensure a legacy of open green spaces, outdoor experiences; and preserve Salem’s natural environment as a desirable community amenity for all residents.

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

Phone: 503-588-6304

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 503-588-6304 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Oct. 25
Our Salem Public Workshop6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Chemeketa Community College
Building 8
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem OR 97305

This is a public workshop about the Our Salem project. The meeting will be held in Spanish.

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

Phone: 503-540-2308

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 503-540-2308 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Nov. 11
Veteran’s Day - Some city offices closed for holiday observance

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

Nov. 13
Battle Creek Park Master Plan Public Open House #37:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.Battle Creek Elementary School
1640 Waln Drive SE
Salem OR 97306

The final draft park master plan design will be presented and discussed with opportunity for questions and feedback.

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.

Contact us

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