HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A year later, visiting Thurston Park again

Written September 6th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Did they ever complete the renovation of Sunrise Park, I was wondering one day last week. So, riding along on Queen Avenue, on my way somewhere else, I turned right on Thurston Street to take a look.


Coming back to Sunrise Park: Here’s why

Written July 21st, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s Sunrise Park is interesting for at least two reasons. First, it’s being renovated specifically to help the surrounding neighborhood, one of Albany’s poorest. And second, the process of getting it done illustrates the insanity of state and federal rules on “wetlands.”


Sunrise Park: Checking on progress

Written May 2nd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The bike and I took a detour down Thurston Street from Queen Avenue this week. And as expected, the Albany city project to do something for the Sunrise Park neighborhood was well under way.


Rebuilding Sunrise and two streets

Written March 16th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Sunrise Park and sections of two major streets — Hill and Oak — are about to be rebuilt, totaling more than $3 million in city public works spending in South Albany this year.


Sunrise upgrade: Pretty soon now

Written January 8th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

If you’re wondering what happened to the long-gestating plans to renovate Albany’s Sunrise Park, wonder no more. The city parks department hopes to call for bids on the project by the first week of February.


Sunrise Park: Renovation in sight

Written April 17th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The renovation of Sunrise Park, first considered in 2013, is finally scheduled to take place this year now that the city of Albany has obtained the required permits and spent $38,000 in federal antipoverty grant money to make up for the loss of a patch of so-called “wetlands.”


Does this look like a swamp?

Written June 28th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

You’re looking at the playground in Albany’s Sunrise Park.  But it’s more than that. It’s also an exhibit in the story of how bureaucracy expands when it’s allowed to distort a well-intended law.


 
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