HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Written in chalk, a cautionary note

Written July 19th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Somebody had told me about a warning written in chalk on the walk at Albany’s Eads Park. On a bike ride Tuesday evening I saw that it was still there.


Wood-chip path: Not great for bikes

Written April 28th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

That’s a swell-looking new pathway along the Willamette River between Bowman and Eads parks in Albany. Only trouble: The thick layer of wood chips means you can’t ride a bike there.


Probably not what the builders expected

Written June 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Preparing the site for the construction of The Banks apartment complex on Albany’s riverfront produced what may have been a surprise to the builders: They uncovered the opening of an underground void or tunnel.


On Day Three: Sprucing up a ‘secret park’

Written March 25th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

With schools out for weeks on end this spring, there’s only so much time you can spend with video games. So brothers Mason and Wyatt Knecht joined their Dad Wednesday in doing volunteer work outdoors.


Albany parks, a playground for turkeys

Written September 26th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

On my riverfront bike route the other day, I was surprised to see two wild turkeys in Eads Park. A couple of days later they stuck around long enough for the long-distance images you see here.


 
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