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

Pumpkinfest - Sat, Oct 29
Saturday, October 29th

Come see all the ghosts & goblins at the Salem Farmers Market from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  There will be trick or treating with the local merchants from 10 - 11 a.m.  We will then have a costume contest, pumpkin carving auction, and other activities & games for kids. 

Sponsored by Salem Parks & Recreation and Q99-FM.

Music at the Market - Thu, Nov 10

 Music at the Market

Time: 5:30-9 p.m.
Location: Salem Farmer's Market
Band: Uptown

Come celebrate fall before Jack Frost starts to nibble at your nose.  There will be food, beer by Parkway Brewery & live music from Uptown.  There will be fire pits to help keep you warm while you enjoy your evening. 

Part of the proceeds goes to a Salem High School Band Boosters. 

City Offices Closed- Veterans Day - Fri, Nov 11

The Salem Parks & Recreation will be closed on Friday, November 11th to observe Veteran's Day. We will open back up at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 14th. 

City Offices Closed- Thanksgiving - Thu, Nov 24 - Fri, Nov 25

The Salem Parks & Recreation offices will be closed on November 24th & 25th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We will be back open on November 28th.  

We want to wish you a happy & safe Thanksgiving holiday. 

Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade - Fri, Dec 02 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Lighting of Christmas Tree & Parade- 6 p.m.

Want a great way to kick off the Christmas season?  Visit the Salem Farmers Market at 6 p.m. and watch as we light up the Salem Christmas Tree. The Salem Christmas Parade to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Main Street.



(540) 375-3057


620 Florida Street
Salem, VA 24153


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

Weather Hotline

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


(540) 354-3542


601 Academy St.
Salem, VA  24153


8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday - Saturday


Monday - Friday
18 & Under: $5
Seniors: $8
Adults: $9

Saturday - Sunday
18 & Under: $5
Adults: $10

Chuck Johnston
Course Manager
(540) 354-3542
Salem WiFi
Roanoke Valley