‘Super Happy Fun Break Time’: FREE Spring Break Lunch Program for ALL Children in Marion and Polk Counties

By Emy Sloan

 

ALL children ages 1-18 are invited to enjoy FREE lunch, books and activities this Spring Break at select Marion Polk locations regardless of family income. There is no registration required and everyone is welcome! Continue reading “‘Super Happy Fun Break Time’: FREE Spring Break Lunch Program for ALL Children in Marion and Polk Counties”

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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Holidays at the Capitol: The 35th Annual Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony

By Emy Sloan

 

The Oregon State Capitol is a magical place to visit during the holidays! There are many sparkling lights, trees and other various Christmas decorations on display throughout the building. The centerpiece is the giant ‘Grand Tree’ that stands high in the Capitol Rotunda. Continue reading “Holidays at the Capitol: The 35th Annual Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony”

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”

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: 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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