Ramsey Park

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west-park-signRamsey Park lies at the heart of the Rosedale neighborhood, in the block bordered by 42rd Street, Rosedale Avenue, 44th Street, and Burnet Road. It is in the jurisdiction of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department. The park offers a swimming pool (open during the summer months), tennis courts, a toddler playground as well as a regular playground, a basketball court, a baseball diamond, and picnic areas with barbecue facilities. The schedule for the Ramsey Park swimming pool is generally from early June to late August, during the AISD summer vacation; times are scheduled for lap swimming, swimming lessons, and recreational swimming. Alcohol is prohibited in Ramsey Park.

The history of Ramsey park is a colorful one that has been well documented at the charlottes-web.com site.

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Satellite image of Ramsey Park

Where and what is Ramsey Park?
Ramsey Park, with the official address 4301 N. Rosedale Ave., Austin, TX, 78756, is a gem in the midst of our Rosedale neighborhood.

Click on image at the left to see larger version. Yelp has reviews of the park. The City of Austin site has information about the hours for the park’s pool.

This five-acre park, which cannot be reserved, has two barbecue pits, two basketball courts, a multipurpose field, several picnic tables, a playground with equipment for both toddlers and older children, and two tennis courts. The park also has a small shelter, which includes public restrooms and a covered area that can serve as a stage, a play area, or a gathering place. The southeast corner of the park features Ramsey Pool, a favorite spot for cooling down and socializing during the summer.

The Rosedale Neighborhood Association (RNA) regards Ramsey Park as a key feature of the neighborhood and thus fosters on-going attention to the features of the park in order to ensure it serves present and future residents well. For example:

In 2004, an Eagle Boy Scout project introduced landscaping, benches, and picnic tables in the area around the pool, both inside of and outside of the pool’s enclosing fence.

In 2007, Rosedale residents planted about two dozen new trees throughout Ramsey Park in collaboration with TreeFolks and the City of Austin Forestry Department.

The profile page of Ramsey Park by the City of Austin provides additional information. The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Aquatics Division annual schedule includes the Ramsey Pool schedule.

Ramsey Park Renovation Project
The 2014-2016 project to improve Ramsey Park was the result of a remarkable and unprecedented partnership between the Rosedale neighborhood and the City of Austin.  

A huge thanks goes out to all those who have made this dream a reality and to all of the people who have given their time on this exciting project.