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

City Offices Closed- Memorial Day - Mon, May 30

The Salem Parks & Recreation offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.  We will open back up on Tuesday, May 31st. 

March of Dimes Walk - Sat, Jun 04

March of Dimes Walk
Saturday, June 4th, 2016
Starts at 10 a.m. (Registration time starts at 9 a.m.)
Salem Civic Center

We're getting ready to walk for March for Babies! It promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies.  There'll be family teams, company teams, and people walking with friends- it's a great feeling knowing we're all helping real families.  Join our event and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community!

March of Dimes communities celebration, stroll, walk or run for the health of all babies.  Family friendly route, food, music, and awards for our Champion fundraisers!

For more information or to sign up, please visit the March of Dimes walk website.

Movies at Longwood Park - Sat, Jun 11 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Movies at Longwood -  Saturday, June 11th
Hotel Transylvania

Admission is free!! The movie starts at dark.  Bring chairs and a blanket and join us for a movie under the stars!! Concessions will be available to purchase from Fun Times. First 50 families will receive a free bag of popcorn from Frito Lay. 

The Movies at Longwood Park is sponsored by Medexpress & Frito Lay. 

Salem After 5 - Fri, Jun 24 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Salem After Five - Friday, June 24th, 5:30-9 p.m.

Featuring: SuperHold

Location: Salem Farmers Market

Admission: $5, children 12 and under are free. 

Come to listen to live music from 5:30-9 p.m. and dance the night away. Bring a chair and blanket while enjoying food from local vendors at our Food Court.  There are plenty of activities for children as well. 

Presented by: BNC Bank & Q99-FM

Sponsored by: MedExpress

City offices Closed - Mon, Jul 04

The Salem Parks & Recreation offices will be closed to observe the July 4th holiday. We will open back up Tuesday, July 5th. 



(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