Northeast Neighbors

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August 2 NEN Meeting cancelled for National Night Out

Tonight’s meeting for the NorthEast Neighbors Neighborhood Association has been cancelled so that NEN board members can take part in National Night Out Block Parties in our neighborhood. Tonight, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., neighbors across Salem will gather for block parties (or parties at a nearby park) to celebrate safe streets, and community...

New bike park and trails planned for Geer Community Park

The Salem Area Trail Alliance has announced plans to develop a new bike park and trail facility at Geer Community Park, located just to the east of NEN off State Street. According to SATA, funding for the project has almost been secured, thanks to a $30,000 grant from Rotary Club of Salem, individual contributions from...

Take in the View of NEN’s Camas Prairie

Did you know that NorthEast Neighbors is the home of a beautiful patch of historic Native American camas prairie? Located in the south parking lot of the Oregon State Fairgrounds (south of Sunnyview Ave. and East of 17th St. NE) are some 240,000 blooms, as shown in these photos taken April 17 by NEN Board...

Oregon’s Oak: A Vanishing Legacy & Caretakers in Time

The Yamhill Watershed Stewardship Fund and a group of nonprofit partners have produced two short films aimed at spreading the word about oak conservation and helping private landowners recognize the significance of these mighty oaks so that this tree will continue to represent our state, our history and our heritage The films were filmed on...

Do you want a park at the D Street Field portion of the North Campus?

The following is a courtesy post for the Northeast Salem Community Association, the neighborhood association that borders Northeast Neighbors to the east: NESCA Neighbors and Partners, Two years ago City officials told the community that there was absolutely no chance that any part of the North Campus of the Oregon State Hospital Grounds would be...

Little Free Libraries Bicycle Tour Saturday September 19, 2015

Have you noticed those boxes in your neighborhood? These are called Little Free Libraries and have been built by neighbors to share books. Join us in a family friendly 4 mile bike tour of Little Free Libraries in the Northeast Neighbors (NEN) and Grant neighborhoods. Meet at Englewood City Park basketball courts (1132 19th Street...
Friends of Trees Coming to Your Neighborhood

Friends of Trees Coming to Your Neighborhood

Are you interested in planting a street or yard tree at your house? Or are you interested in helping with restoring natural areas in Salem? We’re Friends of Trees and,with your help, we’ll be turning Salem a little bit greener. Help us plant beautiful trees that will provide numerous benefits such as stormwater absorption, increased...
Neighbors Volunteer in Englewood Park

Neighbors Volunteer in Englewood Park

Thanks to an anonymous donor and the work of parks committee chair, Evan Lloyd, our neighborhood parks are due to get some new play equipment this summer. We needed to log some volunteer hours at Englwood park so on a Saturday in early June neighbors headed out to spread some bark dust. We had a pretty good turn...
McRae Park

McRae Park

McRae Park is located at 2051 Chemeketa Street NE and is a 2.5 acre park that was purchased in 1956...
Englewood Park

Englewood Park

This 7-acre park offers many features including a multi-purpose court for a game of basketball or tennis or an enjoyable place to relax...

NEN Receives Large Grant from Salem Parks Foundation – UPDATED June 15 – Wading pool to open June 30

Thanks to the hard work of Evan Lloyd, NEN Board Treasurer, NEN has received a grant of $5,537.76 to install a timer at the wading pool in Englewood Park. The hope is that this can be installed prior to the summer season. Thanks and congratulations to Evan.

Celebrate National Dance Day at McRae Park Saturday July 31st 1pm

 I just received word of a fun event happening this weekend in our neighborhood!  Please take your family to McRae Park to celebrate with one of SESNA’s neighborhood dance schools.  See details below: We will be having a pot luck this Saturday, July 31st from 1:00-2:30pm at McRae Park.  It is National Dance Day this...