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N.A. Park poised for upgrades

Written November 13th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Visitors at North Albany County Park may start seeing changes in the next few years based on a new master plan. Developed over the last couple of years with lots of outreach to and input from the people in surrounding neighborhoods, the plan goes to the Benton County Board of Commissioners for approval in December.


Benton has plan for N. Albany Park

Written April 7th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Benton County has completed a conceptual master plan for North Albany County Park, where more than a hundred “hazard trees” weakened by drought and bugs were removed last year. Friday’s windstorm felled a few more, laying them across a house near the entrance to the park.


NA Park: New concepts unveiled

Written October 13th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The good news is that the boat remains. The bad news in the planning for upgrading North Albany County Park? Well, as near as I can see, there isn’t any bad news in the concepts unveiled during a community meeting Thursday night.


Section of NA park now a clearcut

Written September 19th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

I can’t imagine anybody is happy about what’s been going on at North Albany County Park. But Benton County said those trees had to come down because they had fallen victim to a combination of poor soil, drought and bugs.


A lonely outpost, then and now

Written August 1st, 2016 by Hasso Hering

In the wilds of northwest Benton County, there is Fort Hoskins. What’s fun about visiting this county park is to put yourself in the boots of the few dozen U.S. Army men serving there a century and a half ago and think about what their life must have been like.


NA Park: ‘Hazard trees’ have to go

Written June 7th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

  North Albany County Park is going to look a little different after this fall. There will be fewer big old Douglas firs.


What’s next at NA County Park

Written May 26th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

North Albany County Park is not usually a busy place. No crowds jostle for space. Which makes it a welcome oasis among the subdivisions spreading out on all sides. Now Benton County is seeking public “input” on what the park could or should be in years to come.


Take a look at ‘new’ Palestine Church

Written May 13th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

As you can see, Benton County has been taking good care of the old Palestine Church since it was moved to Adair Village in 2010 from its site on Palestine Road in North Albany, where it had sat for more than 100 years.


Wanted: North Albany Park ideas

Written April 27th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Benton County is starting to gather ideas about North Albany County Park, which is about to get a 10.7-acre addition in the form of a heavily wooded natural area. They plan to reach out to the public in various ways and invite comments on how the park is used, what if any changes people might […]


Saving a woodland: Status report

Written March 3rd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Neighbors of a planned addition to Benton County’s North Albany Park were concerned when they saw loggers had felled some big trees they thought would be preserved. But cutting down 190 mature trees — while preserving more than 500 others — was part of the approved subdivision plan without which the natural area might not be saved […]


 
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