- Albany Parks & Recreation
The Albany, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is the agency responsible for maintaining the local
city parksas well as scheduling recurring, yearly, events. One goal of the City of Albany is to have all residents live within two miles of a park.
*Children's Performing Art Series
Northwest Art and Air Festival
*River Rhythms concert series.
The Albany Skatepark is a variable altitude concrete structure in which
skateboarders, in-line skaters, and rollerskaters can come to practice. It is situated next to the Albany Skating Rink, and attracts people from Lebanon, Corvallis, Tangent, and Sweet Home.
Bowman Park is a 26 acre (105,000 m²) park situated next to the Willamette River. Open greenspaces, trees, barbecue pits, picnic tables, boat ramp, restrooms, and shelters are a few of the features found here.
Bryant Park is 72 acre (291,000 m²) park with diverse facilities ranging from softball fields to football courts, horseshoe pits to playgrounds, picnicking amenities to trail and river access.
Gibson Hill park is a seven acre (28,000 m²) park located adjacent Gibson Hill Road in North Albany. It is situated in the midst of a booming residential area and is adjacent to a fire station. This park provides access to basketball courts, playground equipment, bicycle paths, a sand volleyball court, as well as a large open grassy area with interconnected sidewalks.
Monteith Riverpark is a six acre (24,000 m²) park located on Water Avenue in downtown Albany. This park is home to the River Rhythms concert series. It also has numerous bike and pedestrian pathways, restrooms, a playground, covered gazebo/meeting area, a pavilion/stage, horseshoe pits and a large grass area. This park is rimmed by various vegetation and trees. Paths also give access to a marina dock, the Willamette River, and the Calipooia River.
Periwinkle Creek Bike Path
Takena Landing is a 72 acre (291,000 m²) park on the North bank of the Willamette River. It is also adjacent to US Highway 20 and intersects with North Albany Road. A distinctive feature of Takena Landing is its boat ramp. Many citizens launch their boats from this park. The park also offers greenspaces, shaded by myriad large trees, barbecue grills and temporary boat parking at a wooden dock.
Timber Linn Park is a 90 acre (364,000 m²) park situated east of Interstate 5 and south of the Albany Municipal Airport on SE Price Road. Timber Linn Park has large open spaces with basketball courts, softball fields, horseshoe pits, various bike and pedestrian paths, playgrounds, covered meeting areas, tennis courts and a
Frisbeefield. Timber Linn Park is next to an open-air amphitheaterused as a musical performance venue.
Waverly Park is a 20 acre (81,000 m²) park located on Pacific Boulevard, just off of I5 Exit 234B. Waverly Lake takes up a vast majority of the park. Waverly is home to seasonal paddle boat recreation and to a giant floating foam duck (which has occupied the lake day and night for more than ten years). The park offers barbecue grills, picnic tables, access to bike paths, restrooms, and trees and greenspace.
* [http://www.cityofalbany.net/parks/parks.php City of Albany, Parks and Recreation - Parks]
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