A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

And another upgrade at Burkhart Park

Written June 20th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The addition of a “fitness court” is not the only improvement the Albany Parks and Recreation Department has in store for Burkhart Park.

Look at the spruced-up community center

Written March 22nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

As you know by now, the Albany Senior Center has been transformed into the Riverfront Community Center, and on Thursday (March 24) there’s a “grand celebration” to mark its reopening after the closure and interior remodeling during the Covid pandemic.

On the riverfront: Old center has new sign

Written February 28th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

This used to be the Albany Senior Center, but since last summer it has had a new name. It’s the Riverfront Community Center now, and on a bike ride on a rainy Monday afternoon, I noticed the sign for the first time.

New pickleball courts: Finished and open

Written July 31st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Two years after the Albany City Council approved their construction, new pickleball courts at Linn-Benton Community College are ready for play. While the college still has a sign saying the campus is closed to public use, City Manager Peter Troedsson says the courts are open.

At LBCC, tennis goes and pickleball comes in

Written May 18th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

At Linn-Benton Community College, they haven’t played tennis for years. And now they plan to replace their courts with a pickleball venue that the Albany Parks and Recreation Department will build.

Burkhart Square: Going beyond the plaque

Written March 24th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Prompted by a reader’s comment about Albany’s Burkhart Square, I stopped there recently to take a look. One thing that made me want to know more was the plaque containing the dedication.

City cool to Golf Club’s sale offer

Written October 14th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The city of Albany has been asked whether it wants to buy the Golf Club of Oregon, and the answer — so far anyway — is no thanks.

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