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News Archive - Page 12 of 14 - Rosedale Development Association

Summer Mural Arts program
Community Spotlight: Rosedale mural creates learning opportunity

Summer is a time for fun and relaxation, but it is also a time to try new things. At least, that was the case for 10 middle school students during Rosedale Development Association’s Summer Mural Arts program. “I have enjoyed painting the mural, meeting new friends and learning all about art,” said Derrious, one Summer […]

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Summer Youth Employment wraps up 18th year
Summer Youth Employment wraps up 18th year

Summer has ended, kids are back in school and the 18th year of Rosedale Development Association’s Summer Youth Employment program (SYE) has come to a close. This year 21 Rosedale youth applied to join the program and start building their résumés. Ten students completed the program by working at six different businesses, located in and […]

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Healthy Kids Healthy Planet Festival
Healthy Kids, Healthy Planet: Freedom School’s summer festival

On July 18, families, laughter and puppets filled Whitmore Playground for Rainbow Freedom School’s annual Healthy Kids Carnival. The event helps raise funds for Rainbow Freedom School, a six-week summer enrichment program for elementary school students. This year the festival raised over $1,200. “I love Freedom School. My daughter enjoys her time there,” said parent […]

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Playing disc golf
Rosedale to host annual disc golf tournament

Kansas City will be hosting the 3rd annual Midwest Amateur Disc Golf Championship on August 15 and 16. Our own Rosedale Park, which features two 18-hole disc golf courses, will be one of three Kansas City parks to take part in the event. The tournament is expected to draw at least 300 participants. Registration is […]

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Fairway North Becomes North Wood
North-what? The Changing Face of Fairway North Shopping Center

Have you traveled down 47th Street recently and wondered what is happening with the old Fairway North Shopping Center? Earlier this year, Lane4 Property Group began significant renovations on the 50-year-old shopping center, including: façade improvements, a new roof, consolidation of vehicle entrances, a new parking layout, improved landscaping, and new signage. This $5.56 million […]

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Assessing Rosedale's Walkability
Reassessing Rosedale’s Walkability

In 2009, the initial Rosedale Community Assessment was completed. It looked at community walkability and bikeability, access to clean, safe parks, and access to healthy, affordable food. This summer, a University of Kansas Medical School Community Health Project intern, Harley Knudsen, worked with Rosedale Development Association to complete a reassessment in these same four areas. […]

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Survey Says… Community survey results are in

Thank you Rosedale! We asked, and you have spoken. As part of Rosedale Development Association’s efforts to gather community input to guide both the upcoming Rosedale Master Plan and our programming, RDA distributed community surveys to all Rosedale households and businesses. Currently a research team at the University of Kansas School of Medicine is busy […]

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Coro Kansas City
Community Spotlight: Developing community leaders

This summer, RDA had the unique honor of partnering with Park University’s Coro Kansas City Summer Internship in Public Affairs. The program brings students from around the country to Kansas City for the 10 week session with the goal of developing “future community leaders through exposure to community issues, leadership development, civic leaders and organizations.” […]

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Frank Rushton Elementary Construction
Frank Rushton Elementary School gets a new building!

Have you driven down West 43rd Avenue recently and wondered why there are fences and bulldozers surrounding Frank Rushton Elementary School? The nearly 60 year old school is slated to be completely rebuilt over the course of the next year with a scheduled opening for the 2016-2017 school year. During the 2015-2016 year, students will […]

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NCCC with Fisher Park Trail Kiosk
Six weeks, eight people, one neighborhood: NCCC’s impact in Rosedale

From late April to early June, Rosedale was home to a team of eight AmeriCorps National Civilian Conservation Corps (NCCC) members. These hardworking volunteers worked full time and focused on three main areas while in the neighborhood: trails, minor home repairs, and community gardens, while also assisting with neighborhood beautification projects and community events. During […]

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