The Rosedale neighborhood’s 4th of July celebrations for 2020 did not follow tradition due to restrictions associated with Covid-19. In most years, Ramsey Park is the setting for a parade of decorated bikes and strollers, followed by watermelon, a balloon toss competition, a children’s carnival, and live music.
This year, individual neighbors volunteered to set out patriotic decorations. We then invited residents to wander on their own to enjoy the decorations, guided by a summary document and a map. Here you see a selection of images from various homes that participated.
Please join us for a patriotic neighborhood self-guided experience!!
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay (Public Domain)
Due to COVID-19 and the necessary precautions, this year’s July 4th celebrations are of a very different nature. The Rosedale Neighborhood Association invites neighbors to participate in a patriotic neighborhood hunt instead! We can’t be together in the traditional way, but we can still celebrate.
Three ways to participate!
(1) Decorate for others to enjoy
(2) Safely explore the neighborhood to admire
(3) Share photos!
See below for details. Questions? Contact Vicki Almstrum, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Set up patriotic decorations in your yard, in your windows, on your house.
- Ready to view by 8am on July 4th.
- Remain up until at least the evening of July 11th.
- Ideas for decorations — use your imagination!
- A flag hung from your home
- A stuffed animal in a patriotic outfit
- A chalk-decorated sidewalk near the street
- A yard sign with patriotic decorations
- A balloon arrangement
- A decorated vehicle parked in front of the house.
- Register your address here: tinyurl.com/rosedaleaustin4th2020-register
Explore July 4th – July 11th!
The RNA will meet on Monday evening, February 10 at 7:00pm at Rudy’s BBQ on Lamar Blvd in the Crockett Room (on the south end). During this meeting we will elect RNA officers and Steering Committee members for 2020; nominations will be posted later this week.
We will also discuss the current state of the Land Development Code (LDC) Revision (the CodeNEXT continuation), which the City Council will be taking up at a series of meeting next week. City staff, working at the direction of Council, has recently unveiled an updated map of the proposed new zoning. The updated map includes changes in the Rosedale area along 45th Street but appears to leave other upzoning in place as it affects Rosedale. We are beginning to analyze the most recent changes and hope to have more information at the February 10 meeting.
Thanks to everyone who cares about our city and our neighborhood. We hope to see you at Rudy’s on February 10 at 7 pm!
Dear Rosedale Neighbors,
The ANNUAL BACK-TO-SCHOOL END-OF-SUMMER POOL PARTY at Ramsey Pool is a so on for this Saturday evening, August 18, from 6 to 8 pm. Come enjoy the pool, where the aerator has kept the water so refreshing this summer!
Enjoy pot-luck music, drinks, and snacks and friendly conversations for a couple hours while the sun sets languidly over the tennis courts. Bring a box or bag or pan of your favorite picnic-table goodies to share. We will provide paper cups and napkins and plates and drinks.
The pool closes for the season at the end of the party, so this is your last chance this summer to skip your Saturday night bath!
Come one, come all to the annual Rosedale 4th of July event on Wednesday, July 4th. The parade begins at 10am at the amphitheater at Ramsey Park with a promenade around the park. Bring your competitive energy to the water balloon toss and win a family pack of gift certificates to Amy’s Ice Cream. Plenty of carnival games for young children, as well as baked goods, cold drinks and of course watermelon. Don’t forget your swimsuits for a dip in Ramsey Pool after the celebration.
Interested in volunteering? Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054baca72ea7f49-2018
Questions? Contact Rachel Gray at email@example.com
With the Yarborough Library is undergoing renovations, the Rosedale Neighborhood Association will meet at alternate locations and times this year.
RNA meets this Wednesday, April 4, in a private dining room at La Mancha restaurant at 2203 Hancock Dr, 78756. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm, and light snacks like nachos and guacamole will be provided. If you’d like food or drinks for the meeting, we recommend arriving a few minutes early to order.
The main item on the agenda is an in-depth presentation headed by Chris and Gina Allen on the new Draft 3.0 of CodeNEXT and how it would affect Rosedale.
We will also hear a brief presentation from state officials regarding state construction in the 51st St/Lamar area that is scheduled to start around May 1.
Other matters for discussion include an update on Grove developments and a report on our discussions with Rudy’s BBQ regarding smoke from the new Lamar location.
Mark your calendar and let me (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you have any questions. A big thanks to La Mancha for letting us use the room and making RNA feel welcome!