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News Archive - Page 13 of 14 - Rosedale Development Association

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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NCCC painting
Lend a Helping Hand by Giving Your TIME

When families are in need it can pose a threat to physical health or safety. Rosedale Development Association’s Minor Home Repair program is actively working to alleviate this problem for families in our community. But we need your help. We are seeking groups or individuals that are willing to dedicate their TIME and effort to […]

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Mill Street Hill to Rosedale Ridge
Addressing Issues at Rosedale Ridge

Last September, Rosedale Ridge Apartments lost their Unified Government (UG) rental license because of black mold and unresolved maintenance issues resulting in health and safety issues (the rental license is currently under appeal). After a series of inspections and appeals, HUD terminated their contract with the property for the same reasons. Since then, the residents have […]

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Healthy Kids Farmers' Market
Growing Community (and Produce) in Rosedale

This month we would like to highlight not only the beginning of the farmers market season, but also the group of original growers: Lillie Greer, Gladys Wilson and Sue and Gary Hughes. Before Rosedale could boast of our own farmers market, the growers at Healthy Kidz Community Garden started selling their extra produce to Rosedale […]

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