Welcome to Historic Salem Indiana!

Salem is located in scenic Southern Indiana just 35 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky and less than 100 miles south of Indianapolis, Indiana. Salem is a great place to live and make a living. We have high achieving public schools, and a wide variety of community activities. Salem also has a strong and diverse economic base. If you're a visitor to Salem, we hope you will take note of our many unique and historic destinations. As a city, Salem has retained much of its small town flavor, a flavor that is enhanced by the city’s tree-lined streets, stately old homes and a friendly atmosphere that has been nurtured and handed down through the generations.


Movie at Home Plate & Swim Event Scheduled

The Salem Parks and Recreation Department will host the Salem Youth Baseball/Softball/Tee Ball players, coaches, umpires, scorekeepers, league directors and their families at the Salem Myers Swimming Pool, free swim.   This annual event is scheduled for Thursday, July 9th from 6-7:30 pm.  Each team may bring food, (must be kept within the picnic area). 

The teams along with the public, are invited to later attend “Movie at Home Plate” Thursday,  July 9th,  8:30pm., held at Community Park.  This event is sponsored by the Salem Parks and Recreation Department , Prevent Child Abuse Council, Salem Public Library, and WSLM Radio.  A movie, popcorn along with drinks will be available.  There is no cost for this event.



Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay torchbearer nominations are now open

Indiana 2016Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD) today announced the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is now accepting torchbearer nominations from the public. Torchbearer nominations recognize Hoosiers who demonstrate exceptional public service, excellence in their profession, acts of heroism or volunteer service to their neighborhood, community, region or state.

“Being selected as an Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay torchbearer is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Hoosiers,” Lt. Governor Ellspermann said. “We look forward to honoring Indiana’s history while also optimistically looking forward to the future during this momentous event for Indiana.”

The online nomination form is available here: 

The nomination period ends on December 31, 2015. Once all nomination forms are collected, a juried nomination process will be employed in each county to select torchbearers.  Nomination committees have been formed in each county to manage this process on a county-by-county basis. 


Myers Swimming Pool Now Open!

Myers Swimming Pool is now open for the season. The pool is located at 706 East Market Street in Salem. The pool manager is Duane Malloy. The pool will be open through August 2nd. Contact us to schedule your pool party. Sundays and evenings are reserved for parties only. 

The Salem Myers Pool will be closed Saturday, July 4th, 2015 due to the holiday.

Myers Pool Features:

  • ADA Compliant, stairs and lift, available if needed.
  • Covered deck area, picnic area and tables.
  • Enjoy a 2 flume slide in the big pool and fun in the baby pool with a turtle slide, also diving area.
  • Concessions available during regular hours.
  • Free sunscreen provided.

Public Pool Hours are Monday - Saturday 12:30pm - 5:30pm 

Daily Admission: $2.00 Students/Adults $ 1.00 Preschool

Pool Parties: $55.00 one hour / $80.00 two hours / $120.00 three hours / $160.00 four hours

Swim Lessons

  • First Session: June 8-June 19 & Second Session: July 6-July 17. $30.00 for the first student, additional $10.00 for each student within the same household, per session.

Season Pool Pass

           $55.00 Individual / $125.00 Family, all within the same household

Call the Park and Recreation Office at 812-883-2895 or the Salem Myers Pool at 812-883-6263 for more information.

Service & Education Events

Blood Drive at St.Vincent Salem Hospital
07-08-2015 2:00 pm

Public Meetings

Board of Public Works & Safety
07-13-2015 6:00 pm
Common Council Meeting
07-13-2015 7:00 pm
Board of Public Works & Safety
08-10-2015 6:00 pm

Community Events

Parks Dept Pool Party & Movie Showing
07-09-2015 6:00 pm
Dog Daze of Summer at Beck's Mill
07-11-2015 11:00 am
Movie Night at the Steven's Museum
07-27-2015 9:00 pm