These developed parks along Albany’s riverfront offer views of wintering waterfowl and nesting Osprey, as well as canoe/kayak and boating access close to nearby shops. Monteith and Bowman Parks are connected by the Dave Clark Riverfront Trail, a paved bicycle and pedestrian trail through residential and commercial neighborhoods (partly along city streets with bicycle lanes and sidewalks), with pockets of riparian and streamside habitat. From Takena Landing, a gravel-surfaced trail leads through mature, mixed riparian woods with brushy understory along the north bank of the Willamette.
Montieth & Bryant Parks: From US Hwy 20 S of Willamette River bridge in downtown Albany, go W on 1st Ave 0.3 mi and turn R into well-signed parking lot for Monteith Park, or go L two blocks on Calapooia St, then R on Bryant Dr and turn R into Bryant Park just across the Calapooia River bridge. GPS 44? 38.434? N, 123? 05.449? W. Bowman Park: From US Hwy 20 S of Willamette River bridge in downtown Albany, go E on 2nd Ave 0.7 mi, jog one block R on Main St, then L on Salem Ave for 0.4 mi. Turn L (N) on Geary St and go 0.3 mi to where street ends in the park. GPS 44 38.582 N, 123 05.018 W. Takena Landing Park: From downtown Albany take US Hwy 20 over Willamette River bridge, then 0.4 mi and turn L at stoplight into park entrance. GPS 44 38.492 N, 123 06.789 W; River Mile 119.3. Transit: Albany Transit (541.917.7667 or www.cityofalbany.net/ecodev/ats) runs numerous nearby bus routes.