Please note that there will not be a meeting of the Rosedale Neighborhood Association in July. Meetings are typically held on the fourth Monday of the month and information about the meetings and minutes to past meetings are available on this site. The RNA Steering Committee looks forward to seeing Rosedale residents at the next RNA meeting.
The minutes for the Rosedale Neighborhood Association meeting on June 22th have been posted. Highlights include: Ramsey Park Renovation Update, a Variance Request for 4705 and 4707 Rosedale, update on Milestone Properties—The Grove at Shoal Creek Development including discussion on affordable housing with several ownership options.
The RNA website maintains minutes for many of the RNA meetings from the past few years.
Here’s the schedule:
9:30 am — meet at the bleachers at the northwest corner of the park to decorate bikes, strollers, pets, and yourselves
10:00 am — promenade around the park
10:15 am — enjoy cold watermelon and a water balloon toss
10:30 am — migrate to the center of the park for carnival games, cold drinks, and delicious baked goods
Thank you to our generous local restaurants and neighbors for donating the wonderful food including:
- breakfast tacos from Taco Shack
- kolaches from The Kolache Factory
- pecan pies from Tiny Pies
- pastries from Upper Crust Bakery
- home-made baked goods from our neighbors
- cold drinks from Melanie McLeroy and Taurus Training
- water from Frost Bank, Glenda Ripley, and Rosedale Baptist Church
We are one lucky neighborhood!! If you would like to bring baked goods for the carnival, please bring it to the bake sale table by 10 am. If you’re too busy to bake, we also welcome store-bought goods. The items do not need to be individually wrapped.
Tickets for the carnival games and drinks will be sold at the basketball court. Tickets are .50 each. Cash is accepted for the bake sale. All funds raised from the Ramsey Park celebration will go directly to benefit Ramsey Park.
See you on Saturday!
Mindy Marble and Rachel Gray
Ramsey Park Carnival co-chairs
Join your neighbors at Ramsey Park to celebrate the 4th of July!
Volunteers are needed for 45-minute shifts from 10:30 to 11:15 and 11:15 to 12:00 to help with carnival games,
food sales, set up, and clean up. You can sign up to volunteer here. Questions? please contact Rachel Gray.
Donations of baked goods and sliced watermelon are also needed. To donate, please contact carnival chair Mindy Marble.
9:30 am: Gather at the bleachers to decorate bikes, hats, pets, etc.
10:00 am: Parade around the park.
10:10 am: Return to the bleachers for watermelon and a water balloon toss.
10:30 am: Carnival games and baked goods in the middle of the park.
It will be a pleasure celebrating in the park together with all
the new renovations!
June 22nd, the fourth Monday of the month, is the next Rosedale Neighborhood Association meeting. The agenda contains a number of important issues for Rosedale. The meeting starts at 6:45 pm at the Yarborough Library on Hancock. As always, all are welcome to attend and participate!
The agenda for this month’s meeting includes: Continue reading
From Sustainable Neighborhoods: “Please consider taking the following survey on why you live in the Burnet Road area of Austin, and forward the link to friends and neighbors, in particular families with children. surveymonkey.com/r/78L732Z”
“The survey has been prepared by Sustainable Neighborhoods (SNaustin.org), a local community organization that supports balanced demographics and retention of families in the Burnet Road area as new development occurs. Keeping Austin both livable and affordable is a challenge for everybody. Families with children in high-growth urban neighborhoods across the country are under particular pressure. The Burnet Road area is one of the few places left in Austin’s urban core that retains so many great features for families. As the City of Austin begins a major planning effort on Burnet and Anderson this autumn, we want to understand what things will help to keep long-term residents, including families, in our community.”
One of the ‘cool houses’ in Rosedale is to be featured as a part of the 19th annual Cool House Tour on Sunday, June 7th. The tour is self-guided, showcasing homes and projects designed and built to high standards of energy efficiency, comfort and attractive design. One of the homes on the tour is referred to as a “Rosedale rebuild” by its builder who has a nice write up with pictures detailing the recent redo. The Cool House Tour is a resource for learning how to live comfortably in the hot Central Texas climate. Find out more and learn where to get tickets.
If you’ve been to Rosedale’s recently improved Ramsey Park, you may have noticed City of Austin signs. We’re being asked to take a short survey about the park. The short seven question survey can be found at surveymonkey.com/s/RamseyNP. The more the city knows about the wishes of the users of the park, the more they can defend spending money to make improvements. Questions include how you use the park and your top three priorities for future improvements, park safety and cleanliness, and more. Please take a minute and let Austin know your wishes for this jewel of the Rosedale neighborhood.
An annual summer tradition returns to Ramsey Park! Something for Nothing Theatre presents Henry IV, Part 1 for this year’s Shakespeare in the Park. This will be the first theater production in the newly renovated Ramsey Park amphitheater. Shows begin at 8:00 p.m. for three weekends (Thursdays – Saturdays, June 11-13, 18-20, and 25-27, 2015). Admission is free and seating is first come, first serve. Highland Resources (a supporter of Ramsey Park and the developer of Lamar Central at 3800 North Lamar) is sponsoring this free event and has special treats planned for the showings on Saturday, June 13th and Saturday, June 20th. So bring friends and family, and join us for Shakespeare in the Park!
Normally Rosedale Neighborhood Association meetings happen on the fourth Monday of the month. That’s Memorial Day this month, a day set aside to honor the sacrifice of our fallen soldiers. Since the library is closed on Monday, the RNA May meeting will slide to Thursday, the 28th. As always, all are welcome. Note the change in time! We’ll meet at the Yarborough Library on Hancock from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The primary topics for the meeting will be planning for the upcoming July 4th Carnival in Ramsey Park, and the RNA Newsletter. We would love to see you there.