A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Take a look at Albany’s new fitness court

Written September 29th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

So this is what the new fitness court in Albany looks like. I’ve written about it several times, and on Thursday I took a look at the completed thing.

Fitness court: Installation is taking place

Written September 26th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

You’ve read here, most recently on Sept. 21, about the new fitness court at Burkhart Park in Albany. The city council authorized the parks department to buy the court in June, and now the equipment is being installed.

At Burkhart Park, theme will be fitness

Written September 21st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

There’s a new concrete pad on the northeast corner of Burkhart Park in Albany. It’s where the city parks and recreation department will install a “fitness court” that is set to be ready next month.

Another day on the Dave Clark Path

Written September 1st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

On Albany’s Dave Clark Riverfront Path you routinely encounter walkers, with or without dogs, and the occasional person on a scooter or bike. And now and then you see something of which you don’t know what to make.

City’s new park ranger: She’s on her way

Written August 23rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany will soon have its first “park ranger,” though this was not what the job was called when the city council voted to create the position in October last year.

Attacking the algae on Waverly Lake

Written August 15th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

A visitor to Waverly Park alerted me Monday that people were raking off the unsightly algae, the subject of a couple of stories on this site. I got on the bike to take a look.

Same story at Henderson Park: Slow supplies

Written August 8th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

If you pass the 800 block of Calapooia Street, you’ll see that work has begun on the Albany Parks and Recreation Department’s project to update Henderson Park. But because of the usual suspect — supply chain issues — it will be a while before anyone plays on new equipment there.

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