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Participate in the City of #SalemOR Riverfront Park Master Plan Update

An update to the Riverfront Park Master Plan is underway.

The City would like to hear your thoughts on future park uses, river access, park amenities, and more.

Take our online survey:

“Vision for the Park”

Tell us your thoughts on future park uses, river access, park amenities, and more!

This beautiful park in downtown Salem has seen a lot of changes since the last master plan was completed back in 2001. Recent improvements to the park include the completion of the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge, and the temporary placement of a seasonal winter ice rink.

To help guide continued improvements to this popular park, we are requesting community involvement in the master plan update to address proposed amphitheater and stage upgrades, potential expansion of the Riverfront Carousel, connections and access to the Willamette River, and the future use of 3.8 acres of additional land at the southeast corner of the park.

Please join in this interactive master planning process.  There are a number of ways to get involved:  ​

Attend community meetings:

  • ​Community Meeting #1
  • Date: 6 p.m., Thursday, January 18, 2018
  • Location: Pringle Hall, 606 Church St. SE
  • Learn about the Riverfront Park Master Plan Update process and provide your initial input. This meeting will feature a presentation and discussion on existing conditions, opportunities, constraints, and planning priorities.
  • ​Community Meeting #2
  • Date: 6 p.m., Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • Location: Pringle Hall, 606 Church St. SE
  • Come learn about different alternative design plan concepts for Riverfront Park. At the meeting, you can provide feedback on these alternatives, including your likes and dislikes.
  • Community Meeting #3
  • Date: 6 p.m., Thursday, March, 22, 2018
  • Location: Pringle Hall, 606 Church St. SE
  • Join us for a discussion over the “Preferred Alternative” concept and key design issues.

Visit the Riverfront Park Webpage for continued project updates.

Contact us

Patricia Farrell, Project Manager
Public Works Department
Mailing address:

555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301
Phone: 503-588-6211

 

 

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Reminder: #SalemOR Streetscape Plan Kickoff Open House – Nov. 30th

Do you have ideas about how to make Downtown Salem’s sidewalks more inviting, exciting, or fun?

We want to hear from you!

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Senator Hearing Room/Courthouse Square | 555 Court St. NE, Salem

Salem residents are invited to attend the Salem Streetscape Plan Kickoff Open House.

Those who cannot attend the open house are invited to participate virtually Nov. 30 – Dec. 22 at our online open house.

https://www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/be-a-part-of-salem-downtown-streetscape-design-plan.aspx

Downtown #SalemOR Streetscape Plan Kickoff Open House – Thurs. Nov. 30th

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Be a Part of Salem’s Downtown Streetscape Design Plan – more information

Downtown Salem Streetscape Design

Age-Friendly Initiative Planning Meeting in #SalemOr – Now! Wed. Nov. 8th

On Wednesday, November 8, from 2–4 p.m. at Center 50+, the City will host a panel discussion on Transportation and Connectivity for Salem’s older adults. This will be the first in a series of meetings discussing livability in Salem.

Residents are encouraged to attend and participate.

The Salem City Council made a commitment to make our city a great place for people of all ages. Center 50+ accepted the World Health Organization’s challenge to develop an action plan to establish Salem as an Age-Friendly Community. Created in June 2005, the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Community program helps communities prepare for a rapidly aging population and give increased attention to the environmental, economic, and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults. By doing so, these communities will be better equipped to meet resident’s needs, regardless of their age.

Learn more about Salem’s Age Friendly Initiative​​

Center 50+ is Salem’s premier non-membership community center providing programs and services to adults age 50 and older. Center 50+ serves more than 850 people a day and is located at 2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR 97301. 

City of #SalemOR GIS Day 2017

City of Salem GIS Day 2017

JOIN US FOR GIS DAY

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Salem Public Library | Anderson Rooms A&B

  • Everyone is invited to participate in a training event to learn more about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology.
  • Learn about how the City uses GIS and the tools available to all City staff to improve efficiency and service.
  • Come talk to GIS professionals and discover how GIS can make your job easier.

More info at City GIS Day webpage

Next #SalemOR CityWatch Meeting – Oct. 14th

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Salem CityWatch Meeting

Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Broadway Commons | 3rd Floor Meeting Room | 1300 Broadway ST NE, Salem, OR

For more information please visit SalemCityWatch.org

Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge Celebration

Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge Celebration

DUE TO HEAT ADVISORY START TIME CHANGED TO 9 A.M.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Riverfront Park
500 Water ST NE
Salem OR 97301

  • 9 A.M. COMMUNITY PARADE FROM WALLACE MARINE PARK

Begins in Wallace Marine Park, Crosses Union Street Railroad Bridge, Ends at Riverfront Park Amphitheater

  • 9:30 A.M. CEREMONY AT RIVERFRONT PARK AMPHITHEATER; RIBBON CUTTING AT BRIDGE ENTRANCE

First Wednesday passport activity has been canceled.

FREE VISITOR PARKING AVAILABLE IN DOWNTOWN PARKADES