RNA Meeting Minutes—2015 June

rnameetingnotesThe 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.

Ramsey Park July 4th celebration

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Please join us at Ramsey Park on the morning of July 4th to celebrate Independence Day!

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

Volunteers sought for the Ramsey Park July 4 celebration

july042015Join 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.

The schedule:
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!

Sustainable Neighborhoods seeks input on why people live in the Burnet Road area

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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.”

Rosedale home to be featured in ‘Cool House Tour’ on June 7


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.


City seeks your input on the future of Ramsey Park

IMG_7047If 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.


Free Shakespeare production in Ramsey Park starts June 11

Shakespeare in the Park Social MediaAn 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!

Rosedale Neighborhood meeting moves to Thursday May 28

may28 2015Normally 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.

Dale Gray
RNA President