Salem is located in scenic Southern Indiana just 35 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky and less than 100 miles south of Indianapolis, Indiana. Salem is a great place to live and make a living. We have high achieving public schools, and a wide variety of community activities. Salem also has a strong and diverse economic base. If you're a visitor to Salem, we hope you will take note of our many unique and historic destinations. As a city, Salem has retained much of its small town flavor, a flavor that is enhanced by the city’s tree-lined streets, stately old homes and a friendly atmosphere that has been nurtured and handed down through the generations.
Salem was named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Salem achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community fore try budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.
"Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like Salem make smart investments in urban forests," said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits."
Cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings and increased property values and commercial activity are among the benefits enjoyed by Tree City USA communities.
More information on the program is available at www.arborday.org/treeCityUSA.
About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mi ion to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.
The City of Salem Senior Center has published their latest Calendar of Events. Click on the link below to view the calendar.
Park and Rec. Baseball/Softball/Tee Ball Spring Schedule
In Salem City Hall
- January 27 9-11am
- January 31 3-4:30pm
- February 1 3:30-5:00pm
- February 4 9-11am
- February 7 3-4:30pm
- February 9 3-4:30pm
- February 15 9-11am
- February 16 9-11am
- February 18 9-11am
For more information you may call the P&R Office at 812-883-2895.
Location for sign ups, Salem City Hall 201 East Market Street. For ages 5-12 years of age, (turning 5 within the 2017 calendar year).
First year players must furnish date of birth proof. NO SIGN UPS AFTER DRAFTS, FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 2. Regular season begins April 25 at Community Park.
Those wishing to coach must fill out an application and be approved by the P&R Board before assuming coaching responsibilities. Background checks are conducted through the Washington Co. Sheriff’s Department and CPS. Coaching positions are not guaranteed. League director applications for Girl’s Softball, Tee Ball/Rookie, and 10U & 12U Boy’s league are being taken until February 16, 2017.
Tom and Ronnie Voyles prepare for placement of solar lighting that will line the walking trail. The lights were paid for by individual donations and a 2015 project of the Washington County Awareness. The City Walking Trail has been a popular source of exercise and enjoyment for the community.