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Notice to local Artists and Vendors! Englewood Forest Festival in #SalemOR – August

Englewood Forest Festival

Englewood Forest Festival unfolds in the next season but local artists and small business vendors can apply now to be part of the second annual event that takes place Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

The festival takes place in the 7-acre Englewood Park, the city’s oldest park at 1260 19th St. NE in Salem, and the remnant of a forest that once blanketed the area.

The festival is meant to celebrate the talents in the Northeast neighborhood, build community and educate people about the local environment.

The festival is open to all artists and craftspeople producing original, handcrafted work as well as small businesses in Northeast Salem.

 

Up to 60 artists will be chosen to exhibit at the 2018 event. The criteria for acceptance include artistic merit (craftsmanship, design, vision, creativity, presentation and originality).

The first priority is artists from Northeast Salem.

Artists from outside the Northeast Salem will be considered for acceptance beginning June 1 but may submit their applications earlier.

Two artists may share a booth; however, both individuals must submit separate applications and fees. Artists and vendors must staff their booth for the duration of the festival.

The application for artists is online at http://englewoodforestfestival.com/ and can also be picked up locally at 2010 Nebraska St NE in Salem.

Artists under the age of 18 do not pay a fee. Artists pay a $50 fee and keep all proceeds. 

Festival organizers are excited to give a prize this year for an original poster. To learn more and submit an entry go to http://englewoodforestfestival.com/poster-contest.

The Englewood Forest Festival is sponsored by Northeast Neighbors (NEN), N2 Community Partnership Team and the City of Salem.

For more details on the festival go to http://englewoodforestfestival.com.

Contact:
Lynn Takata
503-970-1319

englewoodforestfestival@gmail.com

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Open House: Riverfront Park Master Plan at Pringle Hall in #SalemOR – Tues. April 24th

riverfront-carousel-early-morning_web_1600x1067_colorRiverfront Park Master Plan Open House

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 6:00 PM

Pringle Community Hall | 606 Church St SE, Salem

The City will hold the third of three community meetings on the Riverfront Park Master Plan update. After more than 1,600 responses to two community-wide surveys, two community meetings, and three stakeholder advisory meetings, the City will present the preferred concept for the park.

The meeting was originally planned for March 22 but was rescheduled to allow the planning team to coordinate the preferred design concept with the ongoing Downtown Salem Streetscape Design and the proposed Gerry Frank Rotary Amphitheater stage and cover.

Once approved by the City Council, the updated park master plan will provide a comprehensive vision for Riverfront Park within the context of its location, resources, and input from the community. The master plan will guide future park improvements, enhancements, rehabilitation projects, and grant applications.

Learn more about Riverfront park and the ongoing master planning process

Contact us:
Patricia Farrell
Parks Planning and Resources Manager
Public Works Department
pfarrell@cityofsalem.net
503-588-6211 ext. 7489

40th Annual Birding and Wildflower Festival #SilverFalls #ORStatePark

40th Annual Birding and Wildflower Festival

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City of #SalemOR: Take the Online Survey concerning Riverfront Park Master Plan!

An update to the Riverfront Park Master Plan is underway!

Take the online survey to say what you think about the three design concepts. Learn more below, or to get the latest news, sign up for the email list.

Riverfront Park is the City’s premier urban event park, located along the Willamette River and in close proximity to businesses, restaurants, entertainment, and other parks and trails.

The park is also home to a number of Salem’s annual events, including The World Beat Festival, 4th of July Celebration, Summer Movies in The Park, Holiday Tree Lighting, and many walk/run events.

The 26-acres of existing parkland is the result of industrial land conversion. Paper, flour, and woolen mills, as well as a coal gasification plant and an auto junkyard formerly occupied the site. Today, it features large grassy areas, an amphitheater, play equipment, a splash pad, and a covered Rotary Pavilion. A dock provides access to the Willamette River and the Willamette Queen Sternwheeler.

Riverfront Park is also home to Salem’s Riverfront Carousel, A.C. Gilbert Discovery Village, and the EcoEarth Globe. It connects to Minto-Brown Island Park by the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge and to Wallace Marine Park by the Union Street Railroad Bridge.

Online Survey

Participate in the #SalemOR Riverfront Park Master Plan Update – Thurs. Jan. 18th

Community Meeting #1

Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 6:00 PM

Pringle Hall | 606 Church St. SE

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

An update to the Riverfront Park Master Plan is underway. 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 this and future community meetings:

​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, and what we’ve learned from the second online survey.

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. We look forward to hearing from you!

Master Plan Page

Contact us

Patricia Farrell | Project ManagerPublic Works Department
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301

Sign up for mailing list:
Riverfront Park Master Plan

 

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

 

 

Lecture: River Currents at Riverfront Park in #SalemOR

RIVER CURRENTS

Speaker: Deborah Topp, City of Salem

August 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Riverfront Park Amphitheater | 200 Water St NE, Salem, OR 97301

Each year the City of Salem hires a stream crew to help clear our streams of debris that may impede the following winter’s stream flow and result in flooding. In addition, the crew takes on projects that help the City of Salem manage the streams. Come learn about the stream crew and their important projects in our streams.

Free

CONTACT:
Jon Yoder
503-602-0745
Email