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Take a look at Albany’s new fitness court

Written September 29th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

So this is what the new fitness court in Albany looks like. I’ve written about it several times, and on Thursday I took a look at the completed thing.

Fitness court: Installation is taking place

Written September 26th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

You’ve read here, most recently on Sept. 21, about the new fitness court at Burkhart Park in Albany. The city council authorized the parks department to buy the court in June, and now the equipment is being installed.

At Burkhart Park, theme will be fitness

Written September 21st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

There’s a new concrete pad on the northeast corner of Burkhart Park in Albany. It’s where the city parks and recreation department will install a “fitness court” that is set to be ready next month.

An outdoor gym for Albany’s Burkhart Park

Written June 17th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

From time to time, the bike takes me past Burkhart Park in Albany, which features a playground, an abandoned tennis court, a couple of hoops and plenty of grass. Soon it will have something else, an outdoor “fitness court.”

From a bike you see a lot including this

Written October 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Is it a sign of anything if you find a dead rat in the gutter of a city street in Albany? Probably not, but it does make you think about rats, at least for a while.

As pickleball gains, tennis seems to fade

Written June 28th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Is tennis going out of style as a recreational sport? You might get that idea if you look at the photo above. But it’s a trick shot and doesn’t say anything about whether tennis is still being played.

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