Talking Water Gardens open to the public

The Talking Water Gardens project, an engineered treatment wetlands, is open to the public seven days a week, sunrise to sunset.   Talking Water Gardens is a public works project that cools treated wastewater before entering the Willamette River.  Wetland cells are connected by soft-surface walking trails.  Many trails are elevated to give visitors a beautiful view of the natural system at work including the plants and wildlife that have found this place as a new home.

Please contact the wetland Specialist from the City of Albany’s Public Works department if you have any questions:

Michael Neal
Natural Treatment System Specialist