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Park and Recreation Commission Leslie Tuttle, chair Robert Callahan, vice chair Amy Everitt Christopher Burke James Shea

City of Salem Council on Aging Board of Directors

Pat Donahue, chair Pam Greaves Elaine Heredeen Loretta Carroll Donna Clifford Julie Carver Dolores Nangle Alice Williams Jerry Ryan, City Council Liason

Park, Recreation & Community Services

Douglas J. Bollen, director William R. Woolley, asst. dir. Thomas H. O’Shea, foreman Tim Short, recreation supervisor Meghan Murtagh, activity coordinator, receptionist Sharon Felton, COA social work coordinator Lynne Barrett, COA outreach social worker Amy Walsh, COA transportation, nutrition coord. Sandy George, COA nutrition, volunteer coord. Alice M. LeBlanc, principal clerk Jackie Grimes, COA principal clerk Rosanna Donahue, bilingual receptionist Elizabeth Peterson, Witch House director Paul Lever Jr., golf course superintendent David Gilbert, Winter Island manager Jonathan Connolly, custodian


Dear Neighbors: We invite you and your family, once again, to read about the many exciting recreational opportunities offered to Salem residents through our Park, Recreation and Community Services Department. Even during the fall and winter months, the City of Salem is springing with activities and events for all ages to enjoy. Many of the activities and events that have become popular over the years will return this season. Whether you enjoy running the Wild Turkey Race, shooting hoops on a Youth Basketball League team, or seeing the talents of your neighbors in the Carmen Thompson Variety Show at the Senior Center, there will be plenty of ways to stay busy this fall and winter. Snow permitting, we will hold our fourth annual snowshoe race at the Olde Salem Greens golf course. Snowshoers of all levels have participated and I’m hoping to see an even larger crowd this year. The programs offered through the Park, Recreation and Community Services Department are a great way for us to take advantage of everything Salem has to offer. The City’s parks and playgrounds are the envy of the region and, thanks to these wonderful natural resources, we can offer a wide array of programs, activities and events. I’m grateful for all the talented and dedicated staff members who make these wonderful opportunities possible. Participating in Salem’s recreation programs ensures they will be available in the future, since all programs are financially supported by the Recreation Revolving Fund. This self-supporting fund generates revenue through registration fees and special events. Regardless of your age, whether you’re interested in playing sports, arts and crafts, exercise classes or, perhaps, starting a new hobby, there is an activity for you. We hope you’ll take advantage of some of the scores of programs listed in this booklet. You won’t regret it. Very truly yours,

Kimberley Driscoll, Mayor

2012-13 Fall & Winter Salem Rec Booklet  
2012-13 Fall & Winter Salem Rec Booklet  

The Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services Booklet offers readers a look at all the events and programs that the department offers.