The City of Salem is beginning the process to develop a master plan for Battle Creek Park, a 56-acre undeveloped park site located in south Salem at the former Battle Creek Golf Course. The Salem community is invited to come to the first of three public meetings on Wed., Jun. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at South Salem Senior Center, 6450 Fairway Ave SE. Attendees will learn more about the project and can share their priorities for future development of the park.
The master plan will guide future park development including potential recreational amenities and proposed features that will help control flooding. The community is invited to take an online survey between June 6, 2019 and June 26, 2019 about what they would like to see in the park.
Planning Battle Creek Park presents big opportunities and major constraints. Due to its designation as an urban park, a wide-range of popular recreational uses could be considered, including a dog park, disk golf course, skate park, and ball fields. The park may also feature restored or protected natural areas with paths that provide opportunities to access nature.