Salem, Ore. — After a year of construction improvements and a short two-day closure of the main entrance on April 26-27th, Phase 1 improvements to Woodmansee Park will be complete and ready for visitors.
The park entrance closure is necessary as crews finish sidewalk construction and install new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible curb ramps within the park. Construction of these hard surfaces will require the closure of the main entrance to the park for a short time. The updated sidewalks will complete the first phase of construction improvements outlined by the park’s master plan that was approved by Salem’s City Council in 2021.
New additions to Woodmansee Park include,
- A reconstructed tennis court with pickleball striping
- A new multi-use field
- New hard ADA access paths and sidewalks
- Stormwater facilities
- Tree and landscaping improvements, including the addition of 33 new trees
Woodmansee Park is a 30-acre park located in South Salem at 4629 Sunnyside Road SE. As a community park, Woodmansee serves a 3-mile area and provides a variety of activities with reservable spaces, covered shelters, a frisbee golf course, and ballfields.
The next phase of improvements within the park will include a new playground structure, additional trail system renovations, and natural area restoration. The design process is expected to begin in 2024 with construction starting in 2025.