July 13, 2015

Concert in Park: Perfect!

The July 12th concert in North Shooks Run Park was perfect! The “Out of Nowhere” band played bluegrass and original music powered by bicyclists and the Mobile Music Project. Families and friends listened from the lush lawn and shade. More than 144 Josh & John’s ice cream cones were served!

The "Out of Nowhere" band

Bicycles powered the sound system

Louise & Steve served the ice cream

Happy faces all around

The MSRNA thanks Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources, Trails and Open Space Coalition, Josh & John’s for keeping our costs down.

July 1, 2015

Music on the Run

Sunday, July 12, 4:00-6:00pm

North Shooks Run Park, 700 North Franklin

Join us for live bluegrass music by local band “Out of Nowhere” from 4:00-6:00 pm, presented by the Middle Shooks Run Neighborhood Association. Sound system will be powered by bicycles, thanks to the Mobile Music Project and MSRNA. Everyone can help power the sound by taking a turn at pedaling. Bring your picnic and enjoy Josh and John’s ice cream also provided by MSRNA.


Envision Shooks Run

Plenty of public interest was evident at the first of six public meetings held by the City of Colorado Springs on June 18 to discuss the many issues of Shooks Run. City staff, contractors, and citizen advisory committee members were at North Middle School. At www.envisionshooksrun.com you take take a survey, sign up for email newsletter, and get more information.

April 27, 2015

Creek clean-up yields plenty of trash

Another successful creek clean-up of the creek on April 25th. Over 40 volunteers cleared plenty of trash from Shooks Run, especially south of Kiowa Street. An estimated four cubic yards of trash and two grocery carts!

Everyone felt great about the work accomplished. Those who stayed after the clean-up enjoyed live music and pizza provided by Harriett and Ryan. The neighborhood association wishes to thank everyone who participated and special thanks go to the clean-up organizers Harriett Landrum, Shari Pichon, Nancy Strong, and Daniel Klausmeier.


March 29, 2015

Shooks Run drainage study

Shooks Run is more than a creek–it’s part of a drainage basin undergoing study right now. Gary Rapp is Middle Shooks Run Neighborhood Association’s official representative on the study committee. You can also make comments on the Study’s website at http://www.shooksrundrainagestudy.com/.

March 28, 2015

MSRNA Meeting & Potluck Dinner April 15

Please join us for the MSRNA Potluck Dinner and Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 15.
Potluck at 6:00, meeting from 7 to 8:30 at the Community Prep School Gym, 332 E. Willamette (corner of Willamette and Wahsatch.

Meet your neighbors, share ideas, enjoy some good food, pay your MSRNA dues, sign up for MSRNA email, learn about neighborhood events, talk to MSRNA board members. Want to get more involved in your neighborhood? Consider serving on the board. Let us know at info@msrna.org or at the meeting!

Help Clean Up the Creek

Help us with the Spring Clean-up of Shooks Run (the creek that runs through our neighborhood) on Saturday April 25 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (sponsored by the Middle Shooks Run Neighborhood Association). Come for an hour or four. Your assistance will be appreciated!

Meet at North Shooks Run Park, 706 North Franklin St. or Prairie Dog O’Byrne Park, 503 E. Bijou St. at Corona Music and refreshments to follow the cleanup. Trash bags provided; bring water, sunscreen, gloves. For more information: email us at info@msrna.org

March 4, 2015

Trees vandalized in park

The pictured tree vandalism occurred last month in North Shooks Run Park between the Dale Street footbridge and Cache La Poudre Street.  If you see tree vandalism occurring in the Park, please call the police.  After the fact, please report such occurrences to:
Jeff Cooper
Staff Forester
City of Colorado Springs
Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services
(719) 385-6543

February 11, 2015

Mayoral Candidates Forum

Coming March 18, 7-9pm, Community Prep School gym (332 E. Willamette, at Wahsatch)

Election Forum to meet and question mayoral and City Council at-large candidates in the April election. The event will be held jointly with the Patty Jewett Neighborhood Association and the Old North End Neighborhood.

You’re invited to write down your questions which will be put to the candidates by moderator (and Shooks Run neighbor) Steve Brown. Please send your questions to info@msrna.org before March 9. Questions may focus on any issue relevant to City government including stormwater financing, City of Champions downtown facilities, economic development, relations between Council and Mayor, homeless, and more.

September 12, 2014

Fall Clean-up of Shooks Run Creek

A big thank you goes to everyone who helped clean the creek. It looked great! Have you noticed the signs at Willamette and Kiowa that say “Sponsored by the Middle Shooks Run Neighborhood Association”?

Saturday, September 27
10 AM – 2 PM

Meet at Prairie Dog O’Byrne Park (Bijou and Corona)


North Shooks Run Park (700 block of North Franklin St.)

Bring gloves, water, sturdy shoes, and sunscreen. Trash bags


Rain Date is October 4.

For a description and history of our neighborhood creek click here.

If everyone pitches in, look what we can do!


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