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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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”

Music, Motion, Horses, Magic: Salem’s Riverfront Carousel

By Emy Sloan


Salem’s Riverfront Carousel is fun for all ages! We love it here. The rides are inexpensive and it’s just a beautiful place to be. No matter how many times we’ve been, we’re always so captivated by the beauty and magic of it all. Continue reading “Music, Motion, Horses, Magic: Salem’s Riverfront Carousel”

Parks & Playgrounds: Weathers Street Park

By Emy Sloan


Weathers Street Park is conveniently located right off of Lancaster Drive in North Salem. The play equipment is in good condition and the park itself is very well taken care of.

There’s a fun playground with a sheltered picnic area close by, a nicely maintained basketball court and a large open grassy play area. There are even skateboarding rails along the paths!

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Parks & Playgrounds: Englewood City Park


By Emy Sloan


Englewood City Park is set back in a peaceful wooded area in Northeast Salem. There are plenty of beautiful conifer and deciduous trees and lots of space to run around in. There’s a fun playground area and best of all an awesome splash fountain!  Continue reading “Parks & Playgrounds: Englewood City Park”

Parks & Playgrounds: Salem’s Riverfront Park Playground

By Emy Sloan


There is always so much going on at Salem’s Riverfront Park. It’s right on the Willamette River and is host to many of our city’s best festivals, music concerts and community events! Continue reading “Parks & Playgrounds: Salem’s Riverfront Park Playground”

First Haircut: Little Angels Kid Salon

By Emy Sloan

At Little Angels Kid Salon it’s ALL about the kids. The colors are bright, the playroom is fantastic and best of all the custom stylist “chairs” are hot rods, ATVs and rocking horses! What could be more fun than that? Our personal experience there was amazing. I’m so glad we chose to try it out for our son’s first haircut! Continue reading “First Haircut: Little Angels Kid Salon”