Thanks go to the many volunteers, businesses, and organizations helping the Salem Parks and Recreation Department throughout the year. The Salem Parks & Recreation includes the following parks and recreation facilities open to the public.

DePauw Park and Riley’s Place Playground

A public shelter is available for rental within DePauw Park. To reserve the DePauw Park Shelter contact the Salem Parks and Recreation Office at Ph#812-883-2895. The shelter is perfect for family reunions and gatherings.

Make an Online Payment for Parks & Recs FeesDePauw Park Includes:

  • Riley’s Place Playground
  • Outside grill & Picnic tables and Covered Shelter
  • Four basketball goals

Salem Community Park:

Community Park is alive with activity with T-Ball games, Youth baseball and adult softball leagues almost every evening and weekend. If you would like to reserve a field please contact the Parks Dept.

Community Park Includes:

  • Five Ball fields (Youth Leagues are Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken sanctioned) Fields may be rented by calling Ph#812-883-2895
  • Concessions stand
  • Tennis Courts
  • Covered picnic area
  • Two sets of restrooms
  • Skate park
  • Merri-go-round and slide 

Elizabeth Street Park and Shelter:

The Elizabeth Street Park features the following:

  • Playground Equipment
  • Covered Shelter & Picnic area
  • Volleyball and a Basketball court

Contact the City of Salem Parks & Recreation Department

Office Contact:

Tom Fultz - Director

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Office Location: 

Salem Parks & Recreation
201 E. Market Street Suite 103
Salem, IN 47167

Parks Leadership: 

Salem Parks and Recreation Board Members

  • Dee Dee Zink, President
  • Jonathan Spaulding
  • Joy L. Bierly

Managers and Directors:

  • Brandon Shipley - Park Maintenance