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 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

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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. 

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Movies at Longwood - Thu, Jul 07 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Movies at Longwood -  Thursday, July 7th
The Minions

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 is sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Salem & Frito Lay. 

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Art & Jazz in July - Sat, Jul 16 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM

"Jazz in July" - Saturday, July 16th, 2015

Come to Longwood Park from 3- 9:30 p.m. Bring your chairs, a blanket, and a picnic and join us for some of the area's best Jazz music!! Food will be available to purchase from several area vendors.

Free family, friendly kids activities from 4-7 p.m. presented by Salem Art Center, Taubman Museum, Salem Library & YMCA. 

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Salem After 5 - Fri, Jul 22 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Salem After Five - Friday, July 22nd, 5:30-9 p.m.

Featuring: Domino

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. 

Sponsored by: Salem Parks and Recreation & Q99-FM

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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