Latest Albany Parks & Recreation Stories

2014-04-14 23:01:38

Goodsnitch especially encourages users to recognize “everyday heroes” – city employees, community residents, and volunteers who provide great service. City staff can view and respond to feedback in real time, acknowledge those who are recognized, and improve as needed. Albany, OR (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 The City of Albany, Oregon today announced its partnership with Goodsnitch, an innovative mobile technology that allows residents to provide real-time feedback about the city...

2012-05-21 23:00:51

As a new study finds nearly half of children under five don´t have one outdoor play opportunity per day, a growing number of parks and preschools are choosing synthetic grass for their playgrounds to allow more opportunities for kids to be active. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under five play outside as much as possible, an April 2012 study led by Seattle Children's Research Institute found that nearly half of U. S....

2009-08-26 13:09:05

Authorities in Colorado say a bear that was unable to climb out of a skateboard bowl was given a ladder to speed its escape. Officials with the Snowmass Parks and Recreation Department said the bear appeared to have been stuck in the village's new skateboard park overnight when it was discovered Tuesday morning, KUSA-TV, Denver, reported Wednesday. The officials said they lowered a long ladder into the skateboard bowl and the bear eventually used it to climb to freedom.

2008-07-17 18:00:27

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department is opening the 40- acre lake on the former Philips property tomorrow for fishing. No swimming will be allowed at Philips Lake, which is north of Gans Road and west of Highway 63, but boating will be permitted. Non- motorized boats and boats with electric/battery trolling motors can be used as well. All boats must be carried to and from the waterside until a boat ramp is constructed, the city department said in a news release. The city has...

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