Parks and Recreation

The Department of Parks & Recreation provides the citizens of Salem with year round programs and activities, which are geared for all ages.  Programs are divided into: Senior Citizens Center, James I. Moyer Sports Complex/Kiwanis Field, Adult Sports, Youth Sports, Community Activities and Special Events.  The programs are operated  with a full-time staff of 16 and a number of part-time staff such as field maintenance workers, instructors, game officials, summer special event workers, summer interns, sports clinic leaders, and volunteer coaches.

Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of citizens through professionally managed recreation programs, tournaments, and special events that foster economic impact, promote healthy lifestyles, social interaction, and civic pride among participants.

Upcoming Events

Salem After Five - Fri, Apr 25 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Salem After Five Salem After Five - Friday, April 25th, 5:30 p.m., Salem Farmers Market, Featuring "Key West", Admission $5, children 12 and under are free, Children's Activities and Food Court, Sponsored by Salem Parks and Recreation, Q99-FM, Valley Bank and Pepsi. More...
63rd Annual Fishing Rodeo - Sat, Apr 26 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Park & Rec 63rd Annual Earnest "Pig" Robertson Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, April 26th 9a.m.-12p.m.
Children Ages 3-8 Day

Children between the ages of 3-8 are encouraged to come fish some beautiful trout from the Lake Spring Pond.

The Fishing Rodeo is a safe place for kids to be able to fish.  Children are allowed to catch & keep up to 6 trout.  They must bring their own equipment and adults are not allowed to fish for them.

Prizes will be given out throught the day and trophys will be given for the best fisherman.

Other dates:
April 28th- Children with Disabilities Day
April 30th- Nursing Home Patient's Day
May 3rd- Children Ages 9-12

Sponsors:

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63rd Annual Fishing Rodeo - Mon, Apr 28 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Park & Rec 63rd Annual  Earnest "Pig" Robertson Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, April 28th 10a.m.-12p.m.
Special Needs Children's Day

Children with disabilities are encouraged to come fish some beautiful trout from the Lake Spring Pond. 

The Fishing Rodeo is a safe place for kids to be able to fish. Children are allowed to catch & keep up to 6 trout. They must bring their own equipment and adults are not allowed to fish for them.

Prizes will be given out through the day and trophy's will be given for the best fisherman.

Other dates:
April 30th- Nursing Home Patient's Day
May 3rd- Children Ages 9-12

Sponsors:


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63rd Annual Fishing Rodeo - Wed, Apr 30 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Park & Rec 63rd Annual Earnest "Pig" Robertson Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, April 30th 10a.m.-12p.m.
Nursing Home Patient's Day

Patients from local nursing homes are encouraged to come fish some beautiful trout from the Lake Spring Pond.

The Fishing Rodeo is a safe place for people to be able to fish.  Participants are allowed to catch & keep up to 6 trout. They must bring their own equipment and adults are not allowed to fish for them.

Prizes will be given out throught the day.

Other dates:
May 3rd- Children Ages 9-12

Sponsors:

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March of Dimes, March for Babies - Sat, May 03 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Park & Rec "March of Dimes, March for Babies" - Saturday, May 3rd, Registration - 8 a.m. at the Salem Civc Center, 5K Walk More...

MAIN PHONE NUMBER

(540) 375-3057

ADDRESS

620 Florida Street
Salem, VA 24153

OFFICE HOURS

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Weather Hotline

(540) 966-6900
Updated daily after 3:30 p.m.

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