Free tree give-away in the area on March 7th by Treefolks

treefolks500 free 1-gallon trees will be given out on March 7th in the area. This giveaway is made possible through the generosity of TreeFolks in partnership with the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority/MoPac Improvement Project. This information was provided by TreeFolks’ Education and Outreach Coordinator and passed along with permission by Austin Council member Leslie Pool. The “adoption” will run from 9 am until 1pm or until all trees are distributed.  It will be first come, first served, two trees per household, with no requirement to qualify for the free trees.  The species offered are native trees that do well in our area and include Continue reading

Ramsey Park opens today, ribbon cutting to happen March 7

parkopenIt’s been a while, and lots of work and help by lots of great people, but the enhancements to Ramsey Park are finally opening today! Most of the play ground is already open and usable. There’s a ribbon cutting ceremony planned from 1-3 p.m. on March 7th with the actual ceremony at 1:30. The mayor will be there with city staff and some food and drink. There’s also an It’s My Park Day volunteer project for the Ramsey park field that same day at 9 AM. Learn more about helping with that, and the evolution of the Ramsey Park improvements on the park’s FaceBook page. Note that a few areas of the park will remain fenced off to allow the newly sprayed-on grass seed to regrow. 

Survey results, plans shared for Bull Creek/45th Street land

milestone2Milestone Community Builders, the winning bidder for the 75 acres of land at the southeast corner of 45th Street and Bull Creek Road, has released their survey results and shared some of their thoughts and plans. Rosedale topped the list of neighborhoods in terms of participation in the survey. The feedback session was held on February 11th with neighbors being invited by mail, email, and lawn signs. A summary of the meeting is Continue reading

’Tis the season to avoid oak wilt: “Don’t prune through June”

Quercus_roburAvoid pruning from now through July 1st to help stop the spread of oak wilt. That’s the message from those who love how oak trees add to Rosedale’s quality of life. Every pest has its season and we’re entering the time when the beetle that carries oak wilt fungal spores would love easy access to destroy your oak trees. Online resources are available from the likes of  the city of Austin, the Save Austin Oaks local non-profit, Texas A&M, and others. The city estimates over 10,000 oaks have been lost to oak wilt resulting in increased utility bills and reduced property values. Remember that oak wilt is easier to prevent than to treat, so prune safe out there.


State land purchaser opens online survey to solicit input

survey[UPDATE: MileStone has closed the survey. ] Rosedale residents, and others, are invited by the purchaser of the 75 acre tract of land at 45th Street and Bull Creek Road to participate in an online survey to provide input on how that land should be developed. The survey, opened by MileStone Community Builders on January 23rd, is essentially the same information Continue reading

RNA Meeting – January 26

Yarborough LibraryThe Rosedale Neighborhood Association will hold its first monthly meeting of 2015 on Monday evening, January 26, 2015, at 6:45 pm at the Yarborough Library on Hancock. There’s a lot going on in the area and the city. All are welcome to participate!

Agenda highlights include:

- Leslie Pool, District 7, will introduce her staff
- Ramsey Park project update
- The Bull Creek at 45th St. state property purchase
- Rosedale Neighborhood Planning/CodeNEXT update
- Austin Neighborhood Council

You are cordially invited to attend.

Dale Gray
RNA President

State land buyer seeks input via open vision workshops

state landThe buyer of the state land at 45th St. and Bull Creek Road, just west of the Rosedale neighborhood, invites local residents and other interested parties to participate in one of two upcoming “Vision Workshops”.

This invitation letter was posted on the Rosedale listserv electronic bulletin board:

Community Meeting Notice about Bull Creek Vision Workshops

MileStone Community Builders invites you to attend an upcoming Vision Workshop, where we seek to gain Continue reading