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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Hazelwood Park: What about the trees?

Written April 8th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Even in spring, before the oaks have leafed out, the first thing you notice in Albany’s Hazelwood Park is the dense stand of mature oaks and Douglas firs. The city council may declare the property surplus, and one question will be what happens to the trees.


Albany’s almost forgotten park

Written June 15th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Bracketed by two electrical power substations, the entrance to this Albany park would be easy to miss if not for the big sign on Queen Avenue S.W.


 
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