A Walkable Neighborhood

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Blue spruce, apple trees and picket fences. You’ll find all these and more walking the sidewalks or paved trails around the area. People in Patty Jewett and the surrounding neighborhoods enjoy walking their dogs (or themselves) at all times of year. It’s a chance to greet one another, maybe exchange a few words and enjoy the outdoors.

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And a chance to keep the neighborhood safe from fake cats.

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Annual Picnic & Block Party

1908409_10152663198404916_4424703919085673114_nGather with friends and meet new neighbors at the annual Patty Jewett neighborhood party. It’s a potluck so bring a treat for the community table.

It was held in 2016 on Saturday, August 6th from 4-7 p.m. on Royer St. (between Caramillo/Columbia). PJNA provided hot dogs, lemonade, a band and kids activities. TREO, a jazz fusion band whose bassist is PJNA neighbor Mike played from 5-7 p.m.

You may renew or purchase your $12 PJNA membership here – money is used for fun events like these! See you at the party!

Pocket Park

Shooks RunThis small area with swings, a garden bench, a mosaic train sculpture and plantings is maintained by volunteers!  It’s located along the Shooks Run Trail, adjacent to the former Dogtooth Coffee Company and now an incoming cafe/pub/coffee shop to be run by the folks of Wild Goose Meeting House. Hopefully it will become another favorite local “third space.” Also nearby is the Casa Verde Commons co-housing community.

Map of local Rock Island & Shooks Run trails.

Patty Jewett Porch Fest

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Three Bands. Three porches. One great community. Members of Patty Jewett were delighted to coordinate the first annual Porch Fest on Sunday, September 18th, 2016. Music lovers moved from house to house celebrating local tunes. People walked, chatted, listened and picnicked in front of three different homes in the neighborhood. The following bands played:

1 p.m.: Woodshed Red, 423 Espanola

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2:30 p.m.: Tribe, 1432 Royer

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4 p.m.:  Lost Luggage, 1403 N. Franklin

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Donations from community members offset band fees and the whole event was free to the public.

Patty Jewett values outdoor activity, arts and culture and community.

Patty Jewett & Area History

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Patty Jewett neighborhood, the adjacent Old North End and Middle Shooks Run neighborhoods, the nearby Boulder Crescent neighborhood and others are all pockets of folks living in the larger, old north downtown Colorado Springs area. These neighborhoods are “mixed-use” – where residents combine work, play and commerce. Varied architectural styles reflect the aesthetic and functional tastes of neighbors throughout the years. Victorians, Craftsmans, Mid-Century Modern Ranches, Contemporary styles and others live side-by-side.

Perhaps you might enjoy the below downtown walking tour with some samples of historic homes in the area to get a visual taste of the variety, including examples of the prevalent indigenous stone masonry work.

“In the North Downtown area, stone masonry work was used artistically for walls of all sorts, including landscaping, homes and retaining. The designs of the day, including that of Monument Valley Park, made extensive use of natural materials, and sought to reflect the stunning natural environment. The stone masons’ names may be lost to us today, but their legacy lives on.”

Colorado Springs North Downtown Walking Tour

Also part of the interesting history of the area is the Patty Jewett golf course. It’s well-known Bar & Grill is a favorite of locals.