A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.

Can we rescue Waverly Lake?

Written August 14th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Thick gobs of algae in the water and sections of the banks overgrown with berry vines — these are among the reasons why Waverly Lake is no longer a great spot for angling, the Albany City Council has been told, and something should be done.

Dog park: All it needs is dogs

Written July 24th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

On a ride around town today, I checked on progress at the new dog park at Timber Linn Park. I found the place ready to open but still locked up. when I got home in the afternoon, there was an email from Albany Parks Director Ed Hodney announcing that the dog park was indeed finished and that […]

Cool place on a warm day

Written July 10th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

On afternoons like Thursday, Albany has reason to be grateful for all those who, years ago, contributed and otherwise pushed to build the small waterpark at Swanson Park. With the temperature in the 80s and climbing, the place draws lots of kids, as you can see in this view from the Pacific Boulevard viaduct on Thursday […]

It’s summer, so paddle Waverly Lake

Written July 5th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Pedaling past Waverly Lake on Saturday, I was glad to see that in this time of turmoil and change, one Albany tradition is being kept alive this summer. The paddle boats are out there again, and have been since the last week of June. The paddle craft have been available for rent on the pond for the last […]

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