HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Music and a chance to ward off Covid too

Written July 22nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On Thursday night I was just going to ride my bike past the season’s first River Rhythms concert and continue down the riverfront. But a sign at the corner stopped me.


Park concerts: Forget tickets and crowd limits

Written July 1st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

As you have probably heard, the end of Covid restrictions on public gatherings has caused Albany Parks and Recreation to drop its plan to restrict attendance at this summer’s concerts in Monteith Riverpark and charge $5 to get in.


Riverfront project: Check the final design

Written March 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The city of Albany and its consultants, Walker Macy, have published the final designs of the proposed riverfront redevelopment project. They ask people to take a look at the details online.


Riverfront designs: a chance to speak up

Written May 30th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Since it’s raining, this may be a good time to check out the various concepts Albany’s consultants have worked up for redoing the Willamette riverfront. And then to let them know what you think.


Imagine: A riverboat used to tie up here

Written October 30th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Looking at the steel pilings in the Willamette River off Albany’s Monteith Riverpark, you wonder if they’ll be put to use ever again.


Hoping for a park bridge, some day

Written June 28th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

There are practical reasons why a footbridge across the Calapooia River between Monteith and Bryant parks has not been rebuilt, but the idea of summertime link between these popular parks is still a good idea.


Riverfront path: there’ll be light

Written December 17th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

If everything goes according to plan, Albany’s Dave Clark Path will have new lighting starting next spring — at the cost of about $352,800 — and people using the place after dark will be able to see where they’re going. And if the police are called, officers will have a better view of what’s going […]


 
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