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.
Some of the special events that we put on or help put on:
NCAA Division III Stagg Bowl (Football Championship)
NCAA Division III Basketball Championship
NCAA Division III Softball Championship
NCAA Division III Lacrosse Championship
ASA/USA Girl's Class "A" National Softball Championship
ISF Senior World Cup
Chance Crawford Adult Softball Championship