The three acres of land at The Rosedale Conservancy are a remarkable window into a landscape of the past. The dramatic landforms known as Falls, the high stone "bank barn" wall by the Newark Street gate, the boxwood hedge, and the wonderful mature trees all bear witness to the impact of generations of efforts to beautify the land. The importance of preserving these historic landscape features is obvious, but any plans for the land must also recognize the property’s importance to the community as a place for recreation, community events, and dog walking. Rosedale is a rural oasis in its urban setting, one that is highly valued.
Dog registration is critical to balancing Rosedale’s priorities, and we want to thank everyone for helping to make the system work! Registration facilitates community “self-enforcement” of the rules, necessary for the success of the use guidelines.
Registration allows us to track the number of dogs at Rosedale to ensure against overuse and degradation, and allows for ready communication if necessary. The past years of registration have proven our goals that Rosedale be used by neighborhood dog owners who are committed to the health of the lawns and respect of the rules. Use by those outside the neighborhood who view Rosedale as a “destination dog park” has been curtailed.
Dogs may be off-leash between 7:00 am and 2:00 pm on weekdays, between 8:00 and 11:00 am on weekends, and from 4:30 to 6:30 pm every day. Dogs must be leashed between 2:00 and 4:30 pm on weekdays, between 11:00 am and 4:30 pm on weekends, and from 6:30 pm to dark every day during Daylight Saving Time, as priority is then accorded to families and individuals who are uncomfortable with unleashed dogs. Dogs must be leashed even if no one else is present on the grounds.
Rosedale is open to the public at 7:00 am on weekdays and at 8:00 am on weekends. It is closed to the public at dark.