HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Storm debris at Bryant; other parks worse

Written February 18th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Bryant Park in Albany has been closed to motor traffic for weeks, so there was no need for hurry in clearing away the wreckage left by the ice storm of Saturday last.


It’s the season — for the rivers to rise

Written December 21st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Every time there’s heavy rain, the Albany rivers rise, and they did so this time as well. Anticipating this, the Albany Parks Department closed the gates to Bryant Park. You can still get in on foot or on a bike, as I did this morning. Other people did as well, walking with their children or […]


Group exercise in the Age of Corona

Written May 12th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

On a ride past Bryant Park, this view caught my eye: A whole bunch of people on the ground, doing leg lifts or something like that.


Riverfront update: Bryant Park’s closed

Written January 30th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As you can see, high water in the Willamette and Calapooia rivers has once again swamped Bryant Park in Albany as it does almost every year about this time.


Just another day on the riverfront

Written January 28th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

What did this afternoon’s bike ride in the rain along Albany’s riverfront yield? No sensations, obviously. Just images. Like this one, showing that high water has returned to the low spots in Bryant Park.


Our riverside parks: A little more water

Written January 17th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

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.


In Bryant Park, a hazard tree comes down

Written December 3rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

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.


 
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