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

LewisGale Salem Half Marathon, 8K, & Kids Race Packet Pick Up - Fri, Oct 14 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LewisGale Salem Half Marathon, 8K & Kids Run Packet Pick Up
Friday, October 14th

Did you sign up for the LewisGale Salem Half Marathon, 8K & Kids Run?  Well, if you did then you get to come to the packet pick up is on Friday, October 14th from 3-8 p.m. at the Roanoke College Cregger Center.

For more information, please visit the LewisGale Salem Half Marathon website at race.salemva.gov or by clicking here

If you haven't registered for the race, please click here to sign up online. 

If you have any questions, please contact Nathaniel Wooden at 540-375-3057 or email at nwooden@salemva.gov

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LewisGale Salem Half Marathon, 8K & Kids Run - Sat, Oct 15
LewisGale Salem Half Marathon, 8K & Kids Run  - Saturday, October 15th

Come run the Inaugural LewisGale Salem Half Marathon, 8K, & Kids Run.  The run will start & finish on Main Street. For more information, please visit the LewisGale Salem Half Marathon website at race.salemva.gov or by clicking here

To register for the race, please click here to sign up online.

Packet pick up is on Friday, October 14th from 3-8 p.m. at the Roanoke College Cregger Center. 

If you have any questions, please contact Nathaniel Wooden at 540-375-3057 or email at nwooden@salemva.gov

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Pumpkinfest - Sat, Oct 29
Pumpkinfest
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.

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Music at the Market - Thu, Nov 10

 Music at the Market

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

Celebrate the last days of summer before Jack Frost starts to nibble at your nose.  There will be food, beer, & live music.  

Part of the proceeds goes to a local charity.

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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. 

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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.

GOLF COURSE NUMBER

(540) 354-3542

ADDRESS

601 Academy St.
Salem, VA  24153

COURSE HOURS
Weather-Permitting

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

ALL-DAY COST

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 Virginia.gov
Roanoke Valley