Each year grants are awarded to local Neighborhood Associations for project that improve Salem parks. Grants have been awarded for playground equipment, park lighting, trees and shrubs, fences, trail supplies, chin-up bars and barbeque grills, among other items.
We recently awarded grants to the following Neighborhood Associations for the following projects:
• Lansing Community Action Association was awarded a grant for security lighting in the playground area at Eastgate Basin Park.
• Croisan-Illahe Neighborhood Association was awarded a grant to replace the gazebo roof and add a BBQ at Nelson Park.
• Northgate Neighborhood Association was awarded a grant for a chess table at Hoodview Park.
• Northeast Neighbors was awarded a grant for a piece of exercise equipment at Englewood Park.
• Southeast Salem Neighborhood Association was awarded a grant for an information kiosk at Aldrich Park.
Our grant awards in many cases are combined with Salem Park Improvement Fund (SPIF) dollars and other community donations to become fully funded projects. Pictures of these projects will be added as the projects are completed.
The following projects were awarded funds in 2011 and have been completed:
If you have any questions about any park project or about starting a project in your local park, please contact Betsy Belshaw, 503-370-8789 or the Parks Operations office at 503-588-6336.