Albany - SE Parks Year Round Walk
5 km. (3.1 miles), 6 km. (3.7 miles), or 10 km. (6.2 miles), all rated easy.
This walk passes through five parks and also quiet residential neighborhoods. A portion is on a bike path, and by a lake and canal with many waterfowl.
Carpools leave the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C Street in Springfield, at 9 a.m. and return there about 3 p.m. Each rider pays the driver $5 to help cover car expenses. Following the walk, the carpoolers will probably choose a restaurant in Albany to have lunch together; however, lunch arrangements are always optional for each rider/walker.
People traveling to Albany on their own should plan to meet the carpoolers at about 10:15 a.m. at the start point, the Brookdale Villas Courtyard at 1929 Grand Prairie Road SE in Albany. Directions to the start point, and further details of this walk, can be found by clicking on the "Other Oregon Events" bar at the top left of this page, then "Year Round Events" and scrolling down to "Albany - Southeast Parks". Alternately, the same information on this and thousands of other Volkswalks and Volksbikes throughout the United States can be obtained by clicking on the "National Events" bar on this page, then "Events" and following the prompts. The National Events page also has a link to Volkswalks in Canada and 39 other countries (click on "About Us" and "IVV Website").