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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On Henderson Park playground, here’s more

Written January 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Here, as Paul Harvey used to say on his famous radio program, is the rest of the story, that is, in this case the story about the new playground at Albany’s Henderson Park.


Albany seeks to improve riverside trail

Written December 22nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials have an idea for an improved walking and biking trail along the south side of the Willamette River. The “multi-use path” would follow the route of an existing dirt track that links Bowman and Simpson parks.


A plan to keep Waverly Lake clear

Written November 25th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s Waverly Lake may stay clear of algae next summer if the city council grants a request from the city parks department for funds to bring that about.


The explanation: Why this canal was dry

Written November 14th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

It was something you don’t see very often: Albany’s Eighth Avenue Canal was dry, or almost dry, instead of carrying its usual minimal flow.


Once again, this path attracts vandals

Written November 10th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Every few weeks a bike ride takes me along the paved path behind Lowe’s in Albany, between the store property and the heavily wooded channel containing Periwinkle Creek.


Update: What’s up with Henderson Park?

Written November 7th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

With a fence around it and the street trees gone, Henderson Park had a pretty bleak appearance when I rode the bike up Calapooia Street last weekend. But things are looking up.


Waverly Lake gets council’s attention, briefly

Written October 14th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The sad condition of Albany’s Waverly Lake caught the attention of the mayor and city council this week, if only for a minute.


 
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