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Why park’s lawn is tan: A little story

Written September 1st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Like many lawns all over Albany, Takena Park has gone mostly tan this summer. Is that a story? Not really, but maybe a little one.


City parks and portables — just one question

Written August 30th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If you’ve been wondering why Albany park restrooms have been closed this summer, the reason, like for so much else these days, is the new coronavirus.


City agrees to try to save this tree

Written August 11th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

There’s a tree at the back entrance to Teloh Calapooia Park in South Albany, and its roots are causing trouble. But a plan to take it out has been set aside for now after people in the neighborhood asked the parks department to take another look.


Why pickleball courts have been delayed

Written July 28th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If you’re among the people in Albany wondering why there’s been no progress on the new pickleball courts at Linn-Benton Community College, this story is for you.


The trouble with people: the mess they leave

Written July 2nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

That bundle of crumpled black plastic you see in my left fist is a dozen or more dog waste bags the Albany Parks Department was kind enough to supply and somebody then threw away or carelessly dropped on the Cox Creek Path.


A sure sign of summer at Waverly Lake

Written June 26th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Now it’s summer in Albany. How do we know, other than from basking in warm sunshine? Because the paddle boats are back in operation at Waverly Lake.


Playgrounds: Now all they need is kids

Written June 17th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Beautiful spring weather and no more caution tape intended to keep children away. You’d think the playgrounds in Albany’s city parks on Wednesday would have been teeming with kids.


 
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