If you’re looking for a place to take your family to play or a spot for a good old-fashioned picnic, options abound in Albany. The City of Albany maintains 29 city parks; almost all parks offer picnic tables, and many offer covered picnic shelters. There are 21 parks with kids’ playgrounds, plus a community skatepark, disc golf courses, boat ramps, and sports fields.
During the summertime, you can rent a paddle boat and enjoy paddling around the lake at Waverly Park. The city’s first off-leash dog park is expected in 2014.
Linn County maintains 22 county parks, from the Larwood Wayside in Scio, where you can picnic next to a covered bridge and a historic water wheel, to Waterloo County Park, where you can picnic in the shade nearby the South Santiam River. Benton County maintains North Albany Park, just across the Willamette River in North Albany, where you can wander through woods and fields or eat under a covered picnic shelter.
Looking for picnic supplies? Loafers Station in downtown Albany sells a variety of sandwiches and deli salads available to go.
Albany Visitors Association
300 SW 2nd/PO Box 965
Albany, OR 97321
Albany Parks & Recreation
333 Broadalbin SW, Albany, OR 97321
Linn County Parks
3010 Ferry St SW Albany, OR 97321
705 Railroad SE, Albany, OR 97321
Sweet Home Ranger District
3225 Hwy 20 Sweet Home, OR 97386
Oregon State Parks
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C. Salem, OR 97301
US Bureau of Land Management
National Park Service NW Regional Office
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