Naomi Tarr has 70-plus years of City Park memories


As members of the Parks Commission meet monthly to formulate a vision for City Park, a Salisbury octogenarian is happily remembering its heyday.

Memories of a sliding board at the edge of the cool water, swimming by pilings, tramping down seaweed and digging toenails into the river bottom to find mussels are pleasant for Naomi Tarr.

The 81-year-old grew up just two streets from the park, at a time in the 1940s when musicians played from the top of the bandstand on Sunday nights and children frolicked.

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Salisbury to hire consultant for City Park Master Plan

Disc golf, a sport gaining popularity nationwide, could come to City Park, depending on the master plan eventually approved by City Council.

Chris Roberts, chairman of the city’s Parks Commission, an advisory board that makes recommendations to town leaders, said disc golf challenges players to throw discs at targets and has been mentioned by residents as a pastime they would enjoy.

Activities that will be finally be offered at the 95-acre City Park will be decided once a master plan is complete. A request for proposal, known as an RFP, to solicit bids for a consultant to create the plan, go out Aug. 22, according to Mike Moulds, director of public works.

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Come celebrate the Zoos 60th birthday at the Wildest Party of the Year, on June 28! Enjoy delicious food from area restaurants, unlimited beer an wine tastings, specialty drinks, live music from On The Edge and Test Kitchen, and a live and silent auction. Come see the Zookeepers interact with the animals and see whats new at the Zoo!  The Zoo is located in the center of the Salisbury Park.


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Ben’s Red Swings Anniversary

Join us on Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm for a 10th anniversary celebration of Ben’s Red Swings, located at the west entrance of the Salisbury Zoo. Bring your whole family to the playground to enjoy live music throughout the day and games for the kids. Food and drinks will be available for sale from local vendors.  Ben’s Red Swings is located in the Salisbury Park, on Beaver Dam Dr, on the west side of the Zoo.


The Salisbury City Park has been part of the community since the early 1930s, established after the 1909 failure of Humphreys mill dam.  Since then the park has expanded while maintaining its natural appeal.

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