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, Jul 25 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Salem After Five Salem After Five - Friday, July 25th, 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 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, Valley Bank and Pepsi.

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Salem Distance Run - Sat, Aug 09 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Park & Rec "Salem Distance Run" - Saturday, August 9th

Come run the 40th anniversary of the Salem Distance Run. Run begins on Main Street and finishes at Longwood Park. The distance run has races distances of 10k, 5k, & 3k poker walk. Come join running celebrity Josh McDougal, Liberty Cross Country coach & 2007 NCAA XC Champion.

To register for the race,
1. Sign up online by clicking here
2. Mail the registration & payment
3. Sign up day of the race.  You can register on August 8th-9th. 

Registration Brochure

Packet pick up is Friday, August 8th from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Lina Guilliams at 540-444-2925 x200.

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Salem After Five - Fri, Aug 15 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Salem After Five Salem After Five - Friday, August 25th, 5:30-9 p.m.

Featuring: The Tams

Location: Salem Farmers Market

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

Come to listen to live music 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, Valley Bank and Pepsi.


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Movies at Longwood - Sat, Aug 23 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Longwood Movies  Movies at Longwood - Saturday, August 23rd
 Movie: Rudy

Admission is free!! Begins 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.

Sponsored by Richfield Living Community & Freedom First


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Movies at Longwood - Sat, Sep 13 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Longwood Movies  Movies at Longwood - Saturday, September 13th
Movie: The Lego Movie

Admission is free!! Begins 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.

Sponsored by Richfield Living Community & Freedom First

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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