A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The sad condition of Albany’s Waverly Lake caught the attention of the mayor and city council this week, if only for a minute.