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News Archive - Page 12 of 14 - Rosedale Development Association

Rosedale Community Survey map
Rosedale community survey responses by section

Although Rosedale is one big community, we know different areas of Rosedale have distinct characteristics and priorities. In order to get a better sense of what people throughout Rosedale think, we asked survey respondents to indicate the area of Rosedale in which they live. Survey takers were shown the map below, which includes references to […]

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Emergency preparedness test near KUMC to take place on Thursday

On Thursday, Sept. 24, the University of Kansas Medical Center and area emergency responders will conduct a full-scale exercise to test the school’s emergency preparedness and procedures. The exercise will involve KU police, the Kansas City, Kan. police and fire departments, and other emergency responders. The test will last from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]

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Lane closures in Rosedale this week

Expect delays and lane closures this week in Rosedale. The Kansas Department of Transportation will be repairing the pavement along 18th St. Expressway for at least the next couple of days. Here are the updates from ksdot.org: WYANDOTTE COUNTY I-70 Multi-Bridge Repair Project EXPECT DELAYS! WEEKDAY LANE CLOSURES: Northbound Park Drive at I-70 will be reduced to ONE […]

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Rosedale Without AmeriCorps
Rosedale without AmeriCorps

It is hard to imagine Rosedale Development Association’s office without AmeriCorps members. Since 2010, RDA has partnered with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to bring AmeriCorps volunteers to Rosedale. But the future of this partnership is in jeopardy. According to the CNCS, the federal agency that administers all AmeriCorps programs, “Congress has […]

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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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