Parks & Playgrounds: Sumpter Park

By Emy Sloan


Sumpter Park is a great place to take your kids to burn off some of that extra energy. It’s also the perfect spot to take the dog for a walk, throw the ball around or plan a family picnic! Set in a beautiful South Salem neighborhood, adjacent to Sumpter Elementary School, this 4.4 acre park has got it all- ball fields, walking paths, tennis and basketball courts and of course a great little playground!

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Parks & Playgrounds: Coolidge-McClaine Park in Silverton

By Emy Sloan


If you happen to be in the area, Coolidge-McClaine Park in Silverton, Oregon is a wonderful place to stop and spend some time. Located conveniently close to historic downtown Silverton, this park is set in a peaceful wooded area alongside beautiful Silver Creek. Continue reading “Parks & Playgrounds: Coolidge-McClaine Park in Silverton”

Salem Health’s New Therapy & Community Play Area: The Let’s All Play Place

By Emy Sloan


The ‘Let’s All Play Place’ is a wonderful new therapy and community playground located on the Salem Health campus next to the Salem Health Rehabilitation Center (on the corner of Mission and Church in Southeast Salem.)  Continue reading “Salem Health’s New Therapy & Community Play Area: The Let’s All Play Place”

Pumpkin Patch Fun: Vince Woods Farm

By Emy Sloan


Honestly, what’s not to love about the fall? It’s such a comfy, cozy, spooky season. The air is cool and crisp, the autumn leaves are gorgeous, the apples are crunchy and the drinks are hot…ahhh. But one of the best things about the fall is that the pumpkin patches are in full swing!  Continue reading “Pumpkin Patch Fun: Vince Woods Farm”

Parks & Playgrounds: Fircrest Park

By Emy Sloan


Fircrest Park in South Salem is a great place to bring your kids to enjoy a little peace and quiet (and shade!) while letting them burn off some of that wild energy.  Tucked away in an oasis of old growth fir trees and accessible only by foot, this small neighborhood park really is a hidden treasure. Continue reading “Parks & Playgrounds: Fircrest Park”

U-Pick Berry Picking: Stuart Olson Farms in Salem

By Emy Sloan

Stuart Olson Farms in Salem is a great place to go to stock up on fresh locally grown berries and fruit.

Consisting of approximately 200 acres, Olson farms has it all. There are strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches, nectarines and apples available for seasonal U-pick. Continue reading “U-Pick Berry Picking: Stuart Olson Farms in Salem”