It’s been a great summer for hanging out at Ramsey Pool, but the end of the swim season signals time for another Rosedale pool party. August 23rd from 6:00pm ’til close (8:00pm) the RNA will host its annual neighborhood pot luck. The RNA will provide music, water, soda, and fruit. Neighbors are welcome to bring munchies, a casserole, dessert, or whatever. Come visit, say good-bye to a great year in the Ramsey Park pool, chat about the super start to the park improvements, and enjoy the pool one last time before it closes for the year August 24th.
Just a quick reminder that there is no Rosedale Neighborhood Association meeting in August. RNA meetings are normally held on the fourth Monday of the month at the Yarborough Library on Hancock at 6:45pm. This site has many of the minutes from previous RNA meetings. We look forward to seeing you at the next RNA meeting on September 22.
The minutes for the July 2014 meeting of the Rosedale Neighborhood Association have been posted. The July 28 meeting featured a visit from two of the candidates for the districts that will represent Rosedale. There was news from Crestmont Park and Ramsey Park, and a review of the Rosedale 4th of July Carnival. An end of the swim-year pool party was planned and there was discussion about the proposed changes to ‘mother-in-law’ garage apartments, a.k.a. ‘Granny Flats’ .
Community Impact Austin tells us about a new interactive map from the Austin Animal Center designed to help reunite lost pets with their human family. The map lets users see where strays were found and learn more about each animal. Clicking an animal icon on the map shows a picture of a found stray, the breed and the date the animal was taken in. The Austin Animal Center can get pretty busy, especially after a severe storm or noisy holiday. At times like those, this new interactive map may help speed up reunions between anxious pets and anxious owners.
The new shade cover has been installed over the basketball court at Ramsey Park. It’s great to see it up, we’re already seeing it being used.
Thanks again to all the Friends of Ramsey Park for their generosity. Pat yourselves on the back! If you want to be part of the effort, please contribute today! We are getting very close to our goal!
The park improvements efforts continue with the start of construction for the shade cover for the basketball court. Ramsey Park enhancement has seen progress in a number of areas of late, with the addition of four benches around the recently upgraded tennis courts and the installation of picnic tables throughout the park. The construction notice signs around the basketball court indicate work should be done by August 1st.
There will be a meeting of the Rosedale Neighborhood Association on Monday, July 28th, 2014. The meeting starts at 6:45 p.m. and typically is over by around 8:00. The meeting is held at the Yarborough Branch of the Austin Public Library. All are welcome to come! This month’s agenda includes:
The minutes for the June 2014 meeting of the Rosedale Neighborhood Association have been posted. Topics discussed at this month’s meeting included projects the city has going on about 1) rules regarding “Granny Flats” (Accessory Dwelling Units), 2) CodeNEXT, and 3) Neighborhood planning; The State’s potential sale of the property at Bull Creek and 45th; The development going on at 38th and Lamar; The Rosedale 4th of July Carnival; and the Ramsey Park renovations project.
If you see people walking around Rosedale with stacks of paper, they’re just volunteers delivering the July 2014 Rosedalian, the semiannual newsletter of the neighborhood association. This newsletter, and back issues, are available online. This issue is being accompanied by a flyer with details of a program to help the Ramsey Park fund raising through the purchase of a custom engraved brick, perfect as a long term memorial, to promote a business, or just for fun.
Make plans now to join your neighbors at the biggest Rosedale event of the year: the July 4th Carnival in (and around) Ramsey Park. The schedule for the event is below. Given the event’s size and scope, donations and volunteers are crucial. To donate baked goods and sliced watermelon, please contact Felicia Adams at [email protected]. Volunteers are needed to help with carnival games, set up and clean up.