A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Spacious Deerfield Park due for an upgrade

Written February 26th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Tucked away in the southeast corner of Albany, Deerfield Park is far from my usual bicycle routes, but the bike and I made it there on Feb. 24. I wanted to look around after hearing about plans for making changes in the park.

Something to climb on at new park

Written January 19th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s newest neighborhood park, Meadow Ridge, is getting a massive new set of climbing rocks. Bad weather held up the installation, but with any luck the pieces may be hoisted into place Saturday morning, Jan. 20.

Benton’s N.A. Park: What about upgrade?

Written December 3rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

On my way somewhere else on Sunday, I made a detour to North Albany County Park to see if any of the upgrades planned in 2017 had been done.

Why Albany playgrounds remain off limits

Written June 8th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Whether it makes sense to us or not, Albany has no choice but to keep barring children — and anyone else — from the play equipment in the city’s parks.

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