HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A mystery: What happened to ‘Henderson Grove’?

Written March 25th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

For last week’s story on planned improvements at Albany’s Henderson Park, I went looking for the origin of that little park. I found that and a lot more, including a thread that led to a mystery that so far is unexplained.


Hazelwood: Sale of little city park is complete

Written November 13th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

In case you’ve not been keeping track, the sale of Albany’s Hazelwood Park to neighboring property owners has now been completed.


Council sells neighbors Hazelwood Park

Written September 22nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Hazelwood Park will be sold to three families living next door for $120,000, the Albany City Council decided on Wednesday.


Homeless village drops bid for Hazelwood Park

Written September 21st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The group planning to build a village of tiny houses for the homeless has withdrawn its offer to buy Albany’s Hazelwood Park for its project even though the offer is still listed on the city council’s agenda for Wednesday night.


Neighbors hope to save park — by buying it

Written July 7th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Families living behind Albany’s Hazelwood Park, which the council has offered for sale, hope to save the wooded parcel by buying it and making it part of their yards.


Council puts Hazelwood Park up for sale

Written April 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Close neighbors told the Albany City Council Wednesday how much little Hazelwood Park means to them, so much so that they have taken to trimming the grass and keeping ivy from climbing the trees. Half an hour later the council voted 5-1 to put the park up for sale.


Stopped by a sign and threat of a fine

Written April 12th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

  This sign stopped me when I reached the western edge of Albany’s little Hazelwood Park last week. “Private property?” Really? I thought this land was owned by Uncle Sam.


 
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