Hello From Salem, Oregon!

NESCA is one of nineteen neighborhood associations established by the City of Salem to provide a place for residents and business owners to be involved in their city. The neighborhood associations enable residents and business owners to have the opportunity to have direct conversations with city staff and their City Councilor.

Founded October 22, 1973, NorthEast Salem Community Association, NESCA, is one of 19 neighborhood associations officially recognized by the City of Salem. Our association encompasses three city parks including Hoover School Park, Harry and Grace Thorp Park and Geer Community Park. We also are home to Hoover Elementary School, Lancaster Mall and Fire Station 10 located at 3611 State Street.

Directly adjacent to NESCA are the Oregon State Hospital Grounds. A new hospital has been built and all of the state hospital patients have been moved to the new hospital on the south side of Center Street. The entire campus has been designated as an historic area and a portion of the original Kirkbride building has been restored to house offices and a future museum. Click on the link below for information on the museum.

Please make sure to sign up for electronic mail for agendas and minutes. All correspondence to neighbors will be via email.


monthly Meetings
Regular meetings are generally held
the 3rd Tuesday of the month at:

Fresh Start Market & Espresso Meeting
Room, 3020 Center Street SE at 7:00 pm
(Click here to confirm current time and location)

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Announcements and NESCA PROJECTS!







Keep up with what is happening with the OSH North Campus Redevelopment by clicking on the link below to the State of Oregon website or LIKE us on Facebook for updates.





Click for Salem, Oregon Forecast

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City of Salem Neighborhood Program Website

Crime Statistics


Salem Parks Foundation

Hoover Elementary School

Salem Heritage Network

Oregon State Hospital Museum Project

City of Salem Fire Department

The Oregon Garden

Marion County



Ian Johnson
NESCA (North East Salem Community Association) c/o City of Salem
555 Liberty Street SE, Room 300
Salem, OR 97301
Click here to e-mail us




Councilors: Chuck Bennett, Ward 1 /
Laura Tesler, Ward 2
Sheryl A Thomas, Ward 6


Address: 555 Liberty St SE, Room 220,  
Salem OR 97301

The playground area at Hoover Park has been completely rebuilt with donations from the community, matching funds from the City of Salem and CDBG Block Grant funds. The new playground has age appropriate equipment including swings, play structures and climbing equipment. A lighted shelter area has also been added to the park for picnics and has electrical facilties to host neighborhood concerts.