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

Star-BQ - Thu, Sep 01 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

10th Annual Star-BQ - Thursday, September 1st, 5-9 p.m.

Featuring: Chase Bryant & Rutledge
Salem Farmers Market

Tickets for the event are just $12 in advance & $15 day of the event. Kids three-and-under will be admitted free.  Gates open at 5 p.m., the music begins at 6 p.m. and the event will end at 9 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Salem Rotary Club’s charitable endeavors.

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 30th at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Click here to purchase tickets.

The event also will feature bar-b-q restaurants from around the valley selling dinner plates and desserts.  For additional information call Salem Parks and Recreation at 540-375-3057.

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City Offices Closed - Mon, Sep 05

The Salem Parks & Recreation will be closed on September 5th to observe Labor Day.  We will open back up at 8 a.m. on September 6th. 

Movies at Longwood - Sat, Sep 17 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Movies at Longwood -  Saturday, September 17th
Remember the Titans

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. 

49ers Club Fall Bazaar & Flea Market - Sat, Sep 24 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 49ers + Club Fall Bazaar & Flea Market

When: Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Time: 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Where: Salem Senior Center (110 Union Street, Salem, VA 24153)

Info: Come to the Salem Senior Center for the Fall Bazaar & Flea Market featuring lots of crafts, flea market items, food, drinks, baked goods & nice people.  Come and spend some time & money with us!  Please feel free to take a newsletter of events at the Center.  We may have an activity that you'd like to be involved in.

Sponsored by: 49ers+ Club & the Salem Senior Center

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 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



(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