Insect Collecting for Beginners

Saturday, July 15th @ 1pm

Waterworth Memorial Park

pavilion #10

Brought to you by the Salem Parks & Recreation Dept and the Salem Public Library. All "Go Wild in the Park" programs are always free and open to the public

Snakes and Turtles

Wednesday, July 26th @ 6:30

Waterworth Memorial Park

pavilion #9

Passport to Fishing

Introductory fishing program for youth 5 - 15

Saturday, July 8th @ 9am

Salem City Lake

free rod and reels to first 46 to register

partnered with Ohio Dept of Natural Resources

"Go Wild in the Park"


Hershey Pa. Area

Sept. 29 -Oct. 1

antique cars, dinner show, trolleys, brewery, chocolate and much more !!

call Shane now at 330-332-5512


The Salem Parks and Recreation Department and the Salem Worlds War Memorial Building Association invite you to use, discover and enjoy the many opportunities and facilities we have to offer. Containing over 300 acres of ground, it's easy to find something fun and exciting year-round. For those that like the water we offer a lake for boating and fishing, a large outdoor swimming pool in the summer or just come, relax and feed the ducks at the duck pond. Like sports?. We provide softball leagues, basketball leagues, fishing tournaments and much more. If you're more interested in participating without all the competition, then enjoy one of our 8 ball fields, 4 basketball courts, 6 tennis courts and 2 volleyball courts on your own time and at your own pace. When it gets too cold outside, rent the gym at the Memorial Building and continue playing your favorite sport all winter long. Now for the nature lovers. Pavilions and picnic tables are found throughout the parks making them a perfect lunch stop during a busy working day. Pavilions of all sizes are easy and inexpensive to rent for family reunions, meetings or parties of all kinds and sizes. Take a nice, long walk into the woods on our nature trail and enjoy the wildlife. For those of you that enjoy good music, we have a "band shell" and provide a concert almost every weekend throughout the summer. Arts and crafts shows, 5 and 10k races, car shows, antique shows, and many, many other fun activities for both kids and adults alike can be found taking place in our parks at any given time. Click on the EVENTS menu at the top of the page for a listing of upcoming events.

The Salem Memorial Building  at 785 East State St. in Salem houses the offices for the Salem Parks and Recreation Department with the exception of maintenance,  which is located at Waterworth Memorial Park. The Salem Parks and Recreation Department and the Worlds War Memorial Building or just "Memorial Building" operate under a joint administration of the Board of Park Commissioners and the Board of Trustees of the Worlds War Memorial Building Association to supply a year round program of recreation opportunities and activities. Built in 1924 with money donated by William H Mullins, the Salem Memorial Building has been providing a place for youth and adults to participate in social, athletic and recreational activities for individuals, groups, clubs and large organizations. The gym, kitchen and rooms of various sizes are available to rent for a modest fee. Birthday parties, baby showers, union meetings, sporting events and much more takes place here daily. Currently, the building is home to the Banquet of Salem,  daily GED classes, Lion's Club,  Salem Senior Citizens, girl scouts and many other organizations and activities. Call 330-332-5512 for more information on room, kitchen and gym availability.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day.

785 East State St

Salem, Ohio  44460