A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Baffled at Monteith Riverpark on Sunday

Written July 14th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

As part of the Monteith Riverpark renovation, the City of Albany built a short boardwalk for easy access to a brush-covered gravel bar at the confluence of the Calapooia and Willamette rivers. But you couldn’t go there Sunday.

About this playground: Questions and answers

Written July 11th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

A mother messaged me with a couple of questions about the new children’s splash pad and playground in Albany’s Monteith Riverpark. This prompted me to steer the bike there for the second afternoon in a row to take a look.

Broken railing: Boardwalk needs repair

Written July 9th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

If you look up from the boardwalk on the Dave Clark Riverfront Path, you get a dramatic view of the underside of the Ellsworth Street Bridge across the Willamette River. And if you look down, you see that the boardwalk needs repairs.

Before and after on the Cox Creek Path

Written June 26th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Three weeks ago, on June 5, I ran the above photo to illustrate the difficult challenge the Albany parks crew has every spring in trying to keep weeds under control along the city’s bike and walking paths.

Boardwalk isn’t getting rebuilt; here’s why

Written June 13th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

There’s a short boardwalk or wooden walkway along Albany’s Dave Clark Riverfront Path. It is showing its age of about 40 years, but it won’t be replaced or rebuilt as part of the city’s $21.5 million Waterfront Project. Why not?

Waverly Lake: Why equipment was off

Written May 20th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The other day somebody wondered on social media why the new fountain and aerators in Albany’s Waverly Lake were not working. But if they were off, it was because the power was out.

Pickleball news: Hackleman courts fixed up

Written April 10th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The bright blue color drew my attention as the bike and I passed Hackleman Park on Tuesday afternoon. The pickleball court had been repaired and — as I discovered when I stopped the bike — reopened for public use.

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