A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On Henderson Park playground, here’s more

Written January 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Here, as Paul Harvey used to say on his famous radio program, is the rest of the story, that is, in this case the story about the new playground at Albany’s Henderson Park.

New playground comes with a ‘warning’

Written January 14th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The new playground at Albany’s Henderson Park is more elaborate than the one it replaced. It also comes with a warning that falling from the equipment on hard ground could result in death.

Update: What’s up with Henderson Park?

Written November 7th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

With a fence around it and the street trees gone, Henderson Park had a pretty bleak appearance when I rode the bike up Calapooia Street last weekend. But things are looking up.

Same story at Henderson Park: Slow supplies

Written August 8th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

If you pass the 800 block of Calapooia Street, you’ll see that work has begun on the Albany Parks and Recreation Department’s project to update Henderson Park. But because of the usual suspect — supply chain issues — it will be a while before anyone plays on new equipment there.

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.

Learning more about Mr. & Mrs. Johnson

Written October 28th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

There’s always more to a story, and yesterday’s piece about the Jackson County mountain named for Albany blacksmith Ben Johnson was no exception. As soon as it appeared, readers responded with additional details.

Why do turkeys cross the street?

Written September 5th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

For weeks now, residents in West Albany have been reporting on their frequent sightings of a flock of wild turkeys. This encounter Thursday suggests that motorists will want to keep an eye out for them as well.

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