For more than 20 years, residents in Salem and Dent County have dreamed about creating a local community center and have continually worked to make that dream a reality. This dream became a reality in 2014 with the renovation and expansion of the “Salem Community Center @ the Armory.”
The Armory is a former National Guard Armory building that was donated to the City of Salem in 2004. Since then, the facility has housed local community organizations including Salem TCRC (an educational facility), Salem Fitness Center, City Parks & Recreation program, and Healthy Dent County. These organizations, with significant support from community stakeholders and partners, have been working to improve health and wellness, physical activity, and educational opportunities for our residents.
The former Armory facility has a unique history in our community, and our plan is to continue to grow this facility as the hub for community health, wellness and learning for all our residents.