On Tuesday, June 4, eligible voters in Rosewood will have the opportunity to vote for an at-large candidate to the Richland One School Board. The winner of this election will fill the unexpired term of the late Barbara Scott. The term expires in 2016.
Please join the South Kilbourne Neighborhood for our monthly meeting on Thursday, May 2nd, at 6:30 pm at the Jim Hamilton-Owens Field Airport, large conference room. We will have the pleasure of hosting Richland County Coroner, Gary Watts and our City Council representative Moe Baddourah. City of Columbia Police will be on hand to give us updates on what has been happening in the S. Kilbourne area. This promises to be an exciting and enlightening meeting.
Find out here whether you live in S. Kilbourne.
View the race route here.
Participants receive free entry into the Crawfish Festival.
Rosewood is home to a fruit orchard near the track at Owens Field Park. In 2011, the Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CEO) was awarded a grant for a community orchard from Edy’s Fruit Bars and the Tree Planting Foundation. Owens Field Park in Rosewood was chosen as the location to plant the orchard. We owe a big thank you to CEO and Edy’s, everyone who voted for Columbia to win, and the volunteers who helped plant the orchard!
Planting day, November 2011
Updates on the orchard: April 2013
In the year and a half since the orchard was planted, the fruit trees have grown into a healthy and thriving orchard.
Join your fellow Rosewoodians on Wednesday, May 15, at 5:30 p.m. for happy hour at the Kraken Gastropub. (Walking not required.) Get to know your neighbors and support a local business, located on Rosewood Drive and owned by Rosewood residents.
Please RSVP on Facebook and tell your friends in Rosewood. We look forward to seeing you on the 15th!
Improvements to Rosewood and Valencia Parks are nearing completion. Stay tuned for details on a party to celebrate the newly-renovated parks. See pictures of the progress below.
The new playground equipment is part of a larger renovation plan.
Rosewood Community Council would like to thank the following for their help in completing these projects:
- SCE&G for the majority of funding for these renovations,
- Councilwoman Belinda Gergel for her guidance throughout the project,
- the City of Columbia Parks Department for their help in planning and implementing these plans and for securing additional grants,
- the Columbia Community Development Office for the community development block grant we received, and
- Representative James Smith for his help in securing a State PARD grant.
Learn more about all of Rosewood’s parks.
Rosewood Elementary School is hosting a 5K run around Owens Field Park and through Rosewood on April 13. Let’s make sure the neighborhood is sparkling clean!
Please join us the weekend before the race, to clean up the roads around the park. We’ll meet at the skate park at Owens Field Park at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 6. Bring gloves if you have them.
You can RSVP on Facebook. Please share this information with anyone you know who may be interested. Thanks and see you Saturday!
Dust off those running shoes, neighbors! Rosewood Elementary is sponsoring its third annual 5K run on Saturday, April 13, to benefit the school’s PTO. In addition to the 5K, the Rosewood Eagles will host a one mile fun run for kids (and us big kids who can’t run the full 5K) and a new mascot challenge. All events begin in the Memorial Stadium parking lot on Holly Street.
Soccer traffic may be diverted that morning. See the map here.
The Columbia Police Department is opening a K-9 substation on Adeline Dr. in Rosewood!
They are in need of office furniture and are open to any and all donations. They’ll be willing to take a look at whatever anyone has to offer and help move it! Items needed include office chairs, office desks, shelving, storage type furniture, other various chairs, and the long shot….a refrigerator.
Email Sgt. Blendowski at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a donation or for more information.