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”

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: 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”

Day Trip: All Aboard the Pacific Northwest Live Steamers at the Molalla Train Park!

Guest Post By Sarah Orschel


Do you have a little train conductor in your house who makes your daily routine revolve around their train schedule? If your children are anything like my son then you must check out the Shady Dell Train Park! Continue reading “Day Trip: All Aboard the Pacific Northwest Live Steamers at the Molalla Train 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”