With its location in Central Austin, the Rosedale Neighborhood is close to many of the activities that Austinites love. In our immediate vicinity, these are some of the places that people like to go and things that they like to do. Ramsey Park is the centerpiece of Rosedale, but there’s more than just the park in and around the neighborhood.
Moore-Hancock Log Cabin
This historic home includes two renovated log buildings and a rock summer kitchen with a hand-dug well and root cellar. Located at 4811 Sinclair Avenue, this private residence is occasionally open for public viewing free of charge (for example, at times during the annual Rosedale Ramble).
Shoal Creek Greenbelt
The Shoal Creek Greenbelt runs along Shoal Creek on the west side of the Rosedale Neighborhood. The three miles of developed trails extend south from 38th Street to the intersection of Cesar Chavez St. and Lamar Blvd. Shoal Creek is a favorite place to run, stroll, walk the dog, ride a mountain bike, or simply sit and watch the water (when it’s running!).
Located at 2210 Hancock Dr., 78756 (512-454-7208), the Yarborough Library (formerly called the North Loop Area Branch) lies on the northern boundary of the Rosedale neighborhood. The library offers a variety of services, such as weekly children’s story hours. It houses materials especially useful for the visually impaired, including a large collection of large type books and a large collection of audio tapes.
Attractions close to the Rosedale Neighborhood
This 10 acre park is located at the NW corner of Guadalupe and 38th St. and southeast of the shopping center that contains Central Market. The park includes a hike and bike trail, picnic areas, and a series of three stormwater quality ponds. Built in cooperation with the City of Austin, it was officially opened on October 14, 1997. The ponds are reminiscent of ponds that were located in the same area on the grounds of the State Hospital over 100 years ago. The original ponds were filled in around 1930. The new ponds are beautifully landscaped and add a wonderful new amenity to our neighborhood.
3505 W. 35th St.; A park and preserve located on the Barrow Brook Cove of Lake Austin. The fenced grounds include a series of five ponds and a turn of the century home. Several peacocks and hens wander freely throughout the yard. Beyond the fenced yard is the wooded nature preserve with a variety of trails. It is a favorite family outing.
The Austin Art Museum / Laguna Gloria
304 E. 44th St. 78751, 512-458-2255. This museum is housed in the former studio of the 19th century German-Texas sculptor, Elisabet Ney (1833-1907). Includes Ney’s sculptures of 19th-century European and Texas notables and memorabilia from the artist’s life.
The UT Campus
The campus of UT Austin offers the visitor many sights and opportunities. On the UT Austin Visitor Central site, you can find help in discovering some of the things there are to do. A few favorites: The LBJ Museum, the Texas Memorial Museum, the Earle Stanley Gardner office on the top floor of Flawn Academic Center, the biology pond north of the Tower, …
3800 Mt. Bonnell Rd.; You can access the summit by the staircase (over 100 steps!) or by a sloping trail from the north. The summit of Mt. Bonnell is Austin’s highest point, which affords terrific views of downtown Austin and Lake Austin. There are picnic tables at the top, but no other facilities.
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