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

Easter Egg Hunt - Thu, Apr 13 6:00 PM

 Calling all children from ages 3-10!!  Come to Longwood Park to get your picture made with the Easter Bunny, enjoy activities and a few snacks.  Enjoy some of the new activities that we have in store. We will, also, have Kiwanis giving away free popcorn and the Salem Ice Cream Parlor giving away free ice cream.

Date: Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Location: Longwood Park

Time: 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Children ages 3&4 and 7&8 will hunt at 6:30 p.m.
Children ages 5&6 and 9&10 will hunt at 7:15 p.m

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66th Annual Ernest "Pig" Robertson Fishing Rodeo - Sat, Apr 22 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 66th Annual Earnest "Pig" Robertson Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, April 22nd 9-12 p.m.
Children Ages 3-8 Day

Children between the ages of 3-8 are encouraged to come fish some beautiful trout from the Lake Spring Park.

The Fishing Rodeo is a safe place for kids to be able to fish.  Children are allowed to catch & keep up to 6 trout.  They must bring their own equipment and adults are not allowed to fish for them.

Prizes will be given out throughout the day and trophies will be given for the best fisher.

Other dates:
April 24th- Children with Disabilities Day
April 26th- Nursing Home Patient's Day
April 29th- Children Ages 9-12

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66th Annual Ernest "Pig" Robertson Fishing Rodeo - Mon, Apr 24 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 66th Annual Earnest "Pig" Robertson Fishing Rodeo
Monday, April 24th 9-12 p.m.
Children with Disabilities Day

Children with Disabilities are encouraged to come fish some beautiful trout from the Lake Spring Park.

The Fishing Rodeo is a safe place for kids to be able to fish.  Children are allowed to catch & keep up to 6 trout.  They must bring their own equipment and adults are not allowed to fish for them.

Prizes will be given out throughout the day and trophies will be given for the best fisher.

Other dates:
April 27th- Nursing Home Patient's Day
April 30th- Children Ages 9-12

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66th Annual Ernest "Pig" Robertson Fishing Rodeo - Wed, Apr 26 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 

66th Annual Earnest "Pig" Robertson Fishing Rodeo
Wednesday, April 26th 9-12 p.m.
Nursing Home Patient's Day

Nursing Homes are encouraged to bring your patients to come fish some beautiful trout from the Lake Spring Park.

The Fishing Rodeo is a safe place for patients to be able to fish. Patients are allowed to catch & keep up to 6 trout.  They must bring their own equipment.

Other dates:
April 30th- Children Ages 9-12

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Salem After Five - Fri, Apr 28 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Salem After Five - Friday, April 28th, 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.

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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.

Benchmark Email

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