A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley
This is a blog largely about what I happen to see around Albany, and this week it was hard to miss that a bit of flooding had returned to Bryant Park, and Bowman too.
This used to be a “hazard tree” in Albany’s Bryant Park, dying or already dead and scheduled for cutting down lest its upper parts snap and fall on unsuspecting visitors below.
By now we’ve probably all had our fill of high-water photos. So here’s what should be the last installment on this site, a glimpse of navigation on Albany’s Bryant Park.
[youtube video=”KHIXjgXkSSo”] This should be the last mention of Bryant Park on this site for a while, don’t you think? But since the park’s locked gates were an item on Sunday and Tuesday, it’s only fair to report that the gates are open again now.
Speaking of Bryant Park in Albany, we now have an answer as to why the entrance and exit gates were still locked on Monday: Fear of flooding.
This is a story about how one thing leads to another, among them the spelling of the name of a park, a big anniversary, and the fount of local history that is the Albany Regional Museum.
Nobody was standing under this Bryant Park tree when the trunk snapped during the recent wind storm. But one of the baskets of the disc golf course was.