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Rosedale’s July 4th celebration for 2024

Thursday, July 4th, 10:00am to noon, at Ramsey Park

Join us for a promenade around Ramsey Park, live music, watermelon slices, bake sale, water balloon tossing contest, ice cream truck, and carnival games for the kiddos!

Our 4th of July celebration is fast approaching. We hope you can join us as neighbors come together at Ramsey Park and have a great time!

  • Arrive by 10:00am to decorate bikes/scooters/strollers/pets with decorations we provide or decorate at home if you prefer.
  • A bit after 10:00, join our traditional promenade around Ramsey Park.
  • After the promenade, enjoy watermelon slices, live music, the bake sale, a water balloon tossing contest, an ice cream food truck, and (if we have enough volunteers) carnival games for the kiddos (see below to vollunteer!).
  • After the celebration ends at noon, you might choose to enjoy recreational swim at Ramsey Pool, which will be open noon to 7pm on the 4th of July!

All proceeds from the bake sale and carnival are used for park improvements.

Note: Ramsey Pool is scheduled to be open for recreational swim on July 4th from noon to 7pm.

URGENT: Volunteers needed!

Please help bring our sweet neighborhood tradition back in full this year! Among the volunteer tasks: donating drinks and baked goods, loaning camping chairs and tables, setting up before, and cleaning up after. We have many carnival shifts available (perfect for middle and high schoolers). The carnival can only happen if we have plenty of volunteers, so please consider volunteering for a shift.

Questions to Morgan Merritt,

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July 4th Bake Sale – WE NEED YOU!

The bake sale is a popular spot at the celebration each year. It always raises a good amount of money and, like the carnival, all proceeds go into the fund for Ramsey Park improvements.
Come by for a snack and fabulous cookies to take home with you! We’ll have tacos (first come, first served) and would welcome additional business donations (contact Felicia at the number or email below!).
The most popular items are lovingly home-baked goodies by our very own Rosedale neighbors. We normally sell out! Please consider donating goodies that kids find irresistible, as well as items for a more grown-up palate. Ideas of what to bring:

  • individual baggies or plates of cookies or brownies
  • decorated cookies, cupcakes, and cake balls
  • individually packaged slices of bread, e.g. banana, pumpkin, etc.
  • whole loaves of cakes and breads, (e.g. pound cake, pumpkin bread)
  • small whole cobblers in takeaway pans
  • pies in takeaway pans
  • gluten-free items are also popular
  • any kind of baked goods that neighbors might enjoy

No large and elaborate cakes please (these don’t sell well). 
Please bring items to the bake sale tables by 9:30 – 10:00 am. 
Questions to Felicia Adams, / 512-426-4203

Ramsey Pool end-of-season for 2023

RNA pool party: Fun, food, music, friends.

It is once again time to say good bye to our beloved Ramsey Pool for this year. 

The Rosedale Neighborhood Association (RNA), will have a party Saturday, August 12th starting at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

The RNA will provide some water, sodas, fruit, and some other snacks.  Our beloved President will bring some pizza rolls too!  If you want to bring food or drinks to share, please feel free to do so, or just show up and give our lovely pool a sendoff for the season.  There will also be music!  Come enjoy this evening with us!

More pool news: To help us beat the heat, our District 10 council member, Alison Alter, worked with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) so that through September 30, all city pools with the exception of Barton Springs are FREE. Many in our community are struggling with the heat and this action was designed to provide some relief. In or close to District 10 these fee waivers apply to Deep Eddy and Northwest Pool. Please help us spread the word.

PARD has also arranged for six pools to extend operations through October 1. The closest to Rosedale is Shipe Pool, which will be open noon to 7pm on weekends. See the pool locations and hours here:

RNA meeting, August 16 at 7pm

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Source: Pixabay

On Monday, August 16, at 7pm, please join us for an on-line RNA meeting. Our guest will be Aaron Goldman, Program Specialist at Yarborough Library, who would like to discuss mutual support and simply connect. He suggests: “I was thinking a general dialogue and connection would be great. Beyond how people are doing I had a few ideas for some general questions: What people are feeling passionate about within the neighborhood, what assets (strengths) do you recognize within your association, what are organizations and physical spaces throughout the neighborhood you value, etc.”

The Steering Committee will also share updates about projects such as the one at the State Hospital and other neighborhood activities.

Topic: RNA Steering Committee Aug Meeting
Time: Aug 16, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

For information and how to log in, please check the Rosedale mailing list or contact the webmasters (

Pictures from Rosedale’s July 4th, 2020

stadler-IMG_1366 2The 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.

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Rosedale’s July 4th celebration for 2020

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,


  • Set up patriotic decorations in your yard, in your windows, on your house.
  • Timing:
    • 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:

Explore July 4th – July 11th!

Share photos!


Rosedale RNA Meeting June 15, 2020

july4th-joyce-brown-flagDear Rosedale Neighbors,

As you may remember, Rosedale has held a children’s parade and carnival on the 4th of July at Ramsey Park for decades, followed for many of us with a nice cool dip in Ramsey Pool.  Alas, we will be unable to hold these events as usual this 4th of July.  Restrictions on gatherings and other practical consideration make the carnival and other activities impossible to hold in the traditional way this year.  In addition, the city has no plans to open Ramsey Pool this summer.  You may have noticed they just drained the pool.

The Rosedale Neighborhood Association Steering Committee is considering whether to organize a simple alternative 4th of July activity. One idea is a bicycle/walking parade with flags and decorated masks and proper social distancing.  Another idea is a charity parade or event collecting in-kind or cash donations for the Central Texas Food Bank, All Together ATX, or another local organization.  Please put on your thinking caps and share your own ideas for something special for the 4th that would be simple, fun, and rewarding, despite the restrictions.  Ideally it needs to be something that each participant can prepare for their self, and that does not require in-person group preparation or clean-up.

To discuss the 4th of July in Rosedale, the RNA Steering Committee will hold a virtual ZOOM meeting on Monday, June 15, from 7 pm to 8:15 or so.  In the meantime, you may post ideas here on our listserve or email me at

Instructions for accessing the ZOOM meeting are posted below.  Keep in mind we haven’t done a meeting in this way before, so expect the unexpected and be patient with us and the technology.

Please mark your calendar to join the RNA Steering Committee on ZOOM at 7 pm on June 15 to discuss the 4th of July. You may speak your piece or just be a fly on the screen, but we’d love to touch base with everyone!

More soon.  Thanks for your valuable time!

Jeff Archer
RNA Co-President

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RNA’s regular meeting October 8th, 7pm

Rosedale Kitchen & BarThe Rosedale Neighborhood Association meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 7-9 pm will be held at the new Rosedale Kitchen and Bar at 39th & Lamar (in Lamar Central). More details on meeting logistics will follow.

This meeting will be devoted to discussion of the City of Austin’s proposed rewrite of the Land Development (Zoning) Code, which is slated to be released in a staff report, including maps of the transition zones, on October 4.

Please follow related announcements on the Rosedale Yahoo! group, particularly those from Carl Reynolds, RNA’s zoning and development point person.

We will have city council member representatives at the RNA meeting to help answer our questions and describe the process, including upcoming opportunities for public comment.

I’d like to extend enormous thanks to both Rosedale Kitchen & Bar and Rudy’s Bar-B-Q on North Lamar for their willingness to help RNA out with meeting space.

Thanks Rosedale!

Jeff Archer, RNA President for 2019 

RNA’s semi-monthly meeting August 20th, 7pm

Rudy's BBQ on North LamarTUESDAY AUG 20 — The RNA will hold its bi-monthly meeting 7:00-8:30 pm at Rudy’s BBQ on Lamar.  The agenda will be posted later, but we plan for an update on the new city-wide rewrite of the City of Austin zoning code, progress on the proposed footbridge over Shoal Creek connecting to the Grove, and many other important and interesting items relevant to folks in Rosedale.

All Rosedale residents are welcome as always.  Free BBQ and sides available!

Live from Ramsey Pool: It’s SATURDAY NIGHT POOL PARTY!

Dear Neighbors,

A reminder about the celebration to close down Ramsey Park Pool for this summer. The party will be on Saturday, August 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Rosedale Neighborhood Association (RNA) will provide music, water, soft drinks, and snacks. Bring food to share or just come and say good-bye to the pool for 2019. See ya there!

Richard & Kim Relph
RNA Steering Committee Members