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Cleaned up for now; surveillance next?

Written May 17th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

This was the Cox Creek Path railroad underpass on Thursday afternoon, and as you can see, the walls have once again been repainted to look clean. This spot on the Albany park system is tagged so often that I think it would be a promising candidate for camera surveillance.


Riverfront news: Takena’s dock is ready

Written May 3rd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

It took some hard work by the Albany parks crew, but now the new floating dock at Takena Landing on the Willamette River is in the water, ready to be used.


Sunrise Park: Checking on progress

Written May 2nd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The bike and I took a detour down Thurston Street from Queen Avenue this week. And as expected, the Albany city project to do something for the Sunrise Park neighborhood was well under way.


Sunrise upgrade: Pretty soon now

Written January 8th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

If you’re wondering what happened to the long-gestating plans to renovate Albany’s Sunrise Park, wonder no more. The city parks department hopes to call for bids on the project by the first week of February.


A neglected lake near Albany

Written September 2nd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

To get to the Simpson Park Trail, you pass what is advertised as the boater access on First Lake. But the conditions are such that there’s no great rush of boaters at this neglected Albany lake.


Hoping for a park bridge, some day

Written June 28th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

There are practical reasons why a footbridge across the Calapooia River between Monteith and Bryant parks has not been rebuilt, but the idea of summertime link between these popular parks is still a good idea.


Albany’s almost forgotten park

Written June 15th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Bracketed by two electrical power substations, the entrance to this Albany park would be easy to miss if not for the big sign on Queen Avenue S.W.


Repeated chore: Rubbish on the river

Written January 20th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

While the eyes of the world were on the change in U.S. administrations, the Albany parks department was dealing with a more mundane but all too real issue: People camping under a segment of the Dave Clark Path keep fouling the Willamette riverbank below with their leavings, and from time to time the parks people have to clean […]


The risk is pretty small; however …

Written October 29th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

In the Age of the Lawsuit, maybe this was the inevitable result of a couple of trees on Albany’s Cox Creek coming down in a windstorm two weekends ago. On Saturday these signs had appeared at the western entrance of the Cox Creek Path.


This might sting a little …

Written July 18th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

At first glance, seeing yellow caution tape in Albany’s Takena Park made you think that a venerable giant of a tree had been declared a hazard and was about to be cut down. Not so, however. It was a problem of a lesser sort.


 
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