Dear neighbors and sledding enthusiasts,
The first snow of the season makes it tempting to flock to Rosedale’s hills, but unfortunately Rosedale is closed to all traffic, including people, sledding, and dogs.
The primary mission of the Rosedale Conservancy is to be a steward and protect the historically significant grounds dating back to the 1700’s. To do so, we must close Rosedale when the lawns are soggy. The lawns are extremely wet right now with standing water everywhere. To have traffic of sledders, dogs, and people when the lawns are wet causes a huge amount of damage, which is expensive and problematic to repair.
For new comers, when the Rosedale property was up for sale in 2002, the fate of this long standing public green space was threatened. One developer wanted to build 85 town homes on the property; another 120. Yet another developer wanted to put a private school on the property and totally restrict access by the neighborhood. This spurred Cleveland Park neighbors to band together and purchase the property to protect it in perpetuity from development, and to assure future generations the use and enjoyment of our neighborhood’s “village green”.
The Rosedale Conservancy is run by volunteers. If a volunteer asks you to leave Rosedale or pick up your trash, please be kind and respectful and comply with their request. No one who is trying to fulfill our mission deserves nastiness or abusive behavior.
Thank you for your cooperation and support of Rosedale.
Jill Hall, President
Rosedale is a privately funded park, open to the public.
This urban oasis, dating back to 1740, is fondly known at Cleveland Park’s Village Green. We invite you to learn more about Rosedale and join our community.
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