HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Riverfront project: Where things stand now

Written February 14th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The two river-viewing piers on Albany’s waterfront have been closed to the public for reconstruction since last spring, but now there’s a sign of some progress.


Your legacy at Monteith Park, for a price

Written January 12th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Here’s your chance to spend some money and get your name on pieces of Albany’s Monteith Riverfront Park.


Bike stops for snake; what kind is it?

Written September 10th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

When you’re on your bike in Albany, it’s not often that a snake crosses your path. When it does happen, you may want to stop and take a closer look, which is what I did one day last month.


Waterfront conversion: Phase 2 approved

Written April 30th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s contractor on the riverfront now has the green light to proceed with the second half of the effort, the transformation of about four blocks on the west end of Water Avenue.


Why this boardwalk is there (version 2)

Written April 21st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

On Friday’s bike ride I stopped for a minute on the riverfront boardwalk below the Ellsworth Street Bridge.


After 35 years, it’s good-by old stage

Written March 23rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

  Thirty-five years ago, Albany volunteers using mostly donated materials built the roof over the stage in Monteith Riverpark. On Thursday the roof was gone, demolished as part of the park renovation and the city’s Waterfront Project.


Fence marks start of Riverpark reconstruction

Written March 20th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

A fence went up along the perimeter of Albany’s Monteith Riverpark Monday so construction can start on rebuilding the park. The work may last until the end of November.


 
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