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June Day Scavenger Hunt - CLUES POSTED!

May 17th, 2024

Alex Derdelakos


June Day Bake Off

May 17th, 2024

Alex Derdelakos

New Book Club Title Announced

May 10th, 2024

Alex Derdelakos


Next book selection:

The False White Gospel: Rejecting Christian Nationalism, Reclaiming True Faith, and Refounding Democracy, by Jim Wallis.

Next Zoom Discussion Date: Sunday, June 30th @ 4 PM Available in audio and kindle formats, can be ordered through Pages Bookshop.

The False White Gospel: Rejecting Christian Nationalism, Reclaiming True Faith, and Refounding Democracy, by Jim Wallis

2024 Volunteer Request

May 6th, 2024

Alex Derdelakos

2024 RPIA Annual Scholarship

Apr 22nd, 2024

Alex Derdelakos

Award Details

The deadline for submitting the application is June 1st, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

RPIA seeks to recognize, encourage, and support our youth residents. To this end, RPIA is offering a scholarship to two deserving high school seniors who are planning to enroll in a post-secondary institution following high school graduation. This will be a one-time award of $1,250 to be awarded to two graduating seniors who reside within the boundaries of the Rosedale Park neighborhood and who have demonstrated effort and promise during their high school career. This scholarship will be offered on an annual basis. Particular value will be placed upon past participation in RPIA activities and/or community service efforts in the Rosedale Park neighborhood.


RPIA 2024 College Scholarship

2024 Block Party Application

Mar 11th, 2024

Alex Derdelakos

Click here to download the 2024 Block Party Application

Included in page 3 is information regarding new barracade requirements

Board of Directors 2024

Jan 1st, 2024

Alex Derdelakos

Melodie Bunkley (2024-2026)
melbunkley [at]

Earl McCullough (2024-2026)
earlmccullough19 [at]

David Sernick (2024-2026)
david.sernick [at]

Bonnie White (2023-2025)
bonnierwhite [at]

Andrea Eckert (2023-2025)
eckert.andrea [at]

Veronica Williams (2024-2025)
vjbsnoddy [at]

Ulysses Freeman (2022-2024)
ulys_2684 [at]

Michael Malis (2022-2024)
mgmalis [at]

Officers 2024

Jan 1st, 2024

Alex Derdelakos

Frank Raben
rabenf47 [at]

1st Vice President
Lary Castleberry
lcastleb [at]

2nd Vice President
Tonia Holloway
Tonnie0000000 [at]

Ivan Johnson
rpiatreasurer2023 [at]

President Emeritus
Larry Castleberry

Rosedale Park Block Captain Toolkits

Aug 1st, 2023

Alex Derdelakos

Rosedale Block Captains’


Welcome to the Rosedale Block Captains’ Toolkit, a collection of resources, forms, flyers, and City of Detroit Department of Neighborhoods informational booklets.  We make these documents available to the volunteers who serve as Rosedale block captains, as well as all residents of our community and other interested Detroiters.

Some material will be of interest or use to block captains only; other material is helpful to all residents.  Feel free to browse and download/print as you choose.

If you have additional questions, please contact one of our Block Captain Coordinators:

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Roles and Responsibilities of Rosedale Block Captains

            Outlines the major activities Rosedale block captains engage in.

Rosedale Block Responsibilities

In some cases, block residents decide to establish a steering committee of 4-6 residents
to share the jobs; this document provides a clear division of labor.

Block Roster Template

A blank template for storing the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses
of all the residents on a block; helpful format and easy to use.

New Neighbor Information Form

A blank template for collecting the names and contact information of new neighbors on your block.

City of Detroit Resource Guide, 2023 edition

Published by the Department of Neighborhoods, this 26-page booklet provides names and contact information for various City officials and departments; also includes contact information for many Detroit and Wayne County agencies and resources.

RPIA Courtesy Card

An easy way to send a gentle reminder to a neighbor about various small infractions;
check the box(es), add the street address and a stamp, and drop it into a mailbox.

Block Party Application

All the information and forms to apply for permission to hold a block party
on your block, including shutting down the block to traffic.  Must be completed and turned in at the offices of the Detroit Police Department 8th precinct 30 days ahead of the party date.

Dog Ownership Information & Animal Control FAQ

Two different flyers from Detroit Animal Care and Control (DACC); includes info regarding licensing, rabies vaccinations, ordinances for controlling your dog in public spaces, restrictions on how long a resident may leave a dog tethered, and much more. 

Fireworks Limits (Michigan law)

A flyer explaining the Michigan law limiting the days and hours when residents can shoot off fireworks.

Courville Container Time Limits

Detroit ordinance specifies when you can put your container out and when you must bring it back in.

No Parking on Unpaved Surfaces

Detroit ordinance specifies that cars cannot be parked on lawns or any unpaved surfaces.

No Mini-bikes on Detroit Streets or Sidewalks

Mini-bikes cannot be ridden legally on Detroit streets or sidewalks – they are not “street legal.”

Park Information Flyer

Information and contact numbers for mowing, trash pick-ups, equipment repairs, permits for events, and general parks hotline.

Detroit Dept. of Public Works Comprehensive Brochure on Waste Disposal – 2023 ed.

A 4-page complete explanation of the policies and requirements governing solid waste disposal in the City of Detroit, including garbage, bulk waste, recycling, and yard waste.  Includes the annual schedule and information to request a paid pick-up for construction debris, etc.

Detroit DPW Yard Waste Flyer

Detailed explanations specifically for yard waste disposal.

Top 10 Blight Violations in the City of Detroit

Just what it sounds like…includes information on rental property infractions, excessive weed/plant growth, bulk waste, inoperable vehicles, time limits on Courville containers, rodents, snow/ice accumulation, lead clearance, and graffiti.

How to Build A Blockbuster Block Club

A comprehensive 35-page handbook by Rosedale resident Ben Washburn, the original builder of Rosedale’s Block Captain Network and a community organizer nonpareil.

Report a Dead or Dangerous Tree to the City of Detroit

May 1st, 2023

Alex Derdelakos

The City of Detroit has introduced a new program for reporting dead or dangerous trees for removal or trimming.

Dead Dangerous and Diseased Tree Trimming and/or Removal

Please complete this form in its entirety to submit a request for a removal and/or trimming of a Dead, Dangerous, and/or Diseased Tree. Priority will be given to trees around schools, parks, and churches, as well as accommodating senior citizens and the disabled community as well as situations that ensure the health and safety of our community.

For assistance with this form please call: 313-224-4444

*Property Owners must sign the consent to access form.
**Note that submission of a request does not guarantee service


Jan 1st, 2016

Alex Derdelakos

Welcome to Rosedale Park!

We are a community of nearly 1600 households, located on the northwest side of Detroit. Our neighborhood has received historic designation, in recognition of the fine architectural styles and diversity of our homes. Our neighborhood association, the Rosedale Park Improvement Association (RPIA), was founded in 1929, and is one of our most valuable assets. Check out our web site and learn more about our activities, our publications, and our personnel. Contact us to let us know what you think.

The benefits that we derive from living in this beautiful neighborhood depend upon a commitment to our community and a respect for the rights of our neighbors.

Read the RPIA Creed below:

TOGETHER...the families of Rosedale Park have created a good place to live in - a place that preserves the pleasures of living in a small town though it is part of a large city.

These pleasures emanate from the pride of ownership that maintaining the good appearance of their homes as well as maintaining desirable living conditions.
Through their efforts, civic improvements, social activities and other projects have been accomplished to conserve the joy and increase the pride of the community.

As a resident of Rosedale Park, this is my heritage! appreciation for the work that has been done to establish this highly desirable neighborhood and to prove us worthy of the friendship of our neighbors, I PLEDGE MY FAMILY TO...

City Living is Great....It's Best in Rosedale Park!