Salem’s Bill Riegel Park Scheduled to Reopen November 21 with New Amenities

Posted on October 30, 2022

City of Salem – 10/28/22 12:00 PM

Salem, Ore. — Improvements to Bill Riegel Park are underway and construction of several new features are expected to open on November 21, 2022. The park was initially scheduled to reopen by the end of October but has been delayed due to supply chain issues.

The new amenities in the park available for residents’ use will include a new paved path around the park, new picnic tables, benches, and bike racks. Other new features include a second park playground, irrigation system upgrades, and a shelter for picnicking and neighborhood gatherings.

This park project is funded with Park System Development Charges. Bill Riegel Park is a four-acre, neighborhood park located in southeast Salem at 4567 Campbell Drive SE. The park and the approximately 1,300 nearby residents are bounded by State Highway 22, Cordon Road SE, and Lancaster Drive SE. These physical barriers restrict foot and bike travel to other parks, making this project a high priority as the city works to provide close-to-home recreation opportunities for all residents.

Bill Riegel Park is named after a former member of the Salem City Council. Mr. Riegel served on City Council from January 1991 through December 1994.

If you have questions about this project, contact Elizabeth Thorley, Engineering Associate, at 971-301-1326 or ley@cityofsalem.net“>ethorley@cityofsalem.net

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