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Takena gravel bar: Getting it removed

Written August 27th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Let’s catch up on a bit of Willamettte River news: The gravel bar that made the Takena Landing boat ramp hard to use will soon be gone.


City seeks bids to remove river gravel

Written August 16th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The city of Albany has obtained an emergency permit to remove a gravel bar that has made the boat ramp at Takena Landing trickier than usual to use. Now it’s hoping to find a contractor to do the job.


Takena Landing: A gravel bar and boulders

Written July 2nd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Launching and retrieving boats at Albany’s Takena Landing Park has become a bit more complicated this summer. Low water in the Willamette River has exposed a gravel bar blocking the end of the ramp, and there may be underwater obstacles as well.


Riverfront news: Takena’s dock is ready

Written May 3rd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

[youtube video=”hJqg7v71K-c”] It took some hard work by the Albany parks crew, but now the new floating dock at Takena Landing on the Willamette River is in the water, ready to be used.


Boating news, and Millersburg fire deal

Written April 25th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

In other riverfront news, Albany-area boaters are still waiting for the new floating dock at Takena Landing, but the ramp at Bowman Park is once again clear of woody debris and OK for putting boats in and taking them out.


Takena Landing to get new dock

Written August 11th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

To the casual observer the wooden floating dock at Albany’s Takena Landing doesn’t look as though it’s in bad shape. But it’s going to be replaced next spring, and the new one will have a fiberglass deck.


Looking up: Something’s not right

Written November 27th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Wanting to take a look at the level of the Willamette River after several days of rain on Thanksgiving Day, I found myself at Takena Landing and looked up. Not a pretty sight, I would say.


The riverfront’s my beat

Written August 8th, 2013 by

Here’s a boat of a kind you don’t see every day. I spotted it Thursday afternoon in the parking lot at Albany’s Takena Landing Park. I loitered for a while hoping to learn more about this apparently home-built craft, but the owner didn’t show. What struck me was the unusual shape: Completely flat on the bottom — […]


Launch at your own risk

Written July 30th, 2013 by

If you’ve thought of launching your canoe from Takena Landing Park, a note of caution. The Willamette River looks placid from afar, and even up close it seems harmless. But there’s a strong current pushing against the upstream side of the dock, made even stronger than the river current itself by the flow around the […]


 
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