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Neighborhood Mitigation Impact FAQ

As previously announced, a concert anniversary event is being planned for June 26th in Mountain Shadows Park to honor all those who contributed to the fight against the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest Fires. We will demonstrate support of families who have been impacted by these fires, including Mountain Shadows, Black Forest, surrounding neighborhoods, first responders, and the greater Colorado Springs area.

To answer questions regarding potential community impacts from the event on the immediate surrounding Mountain Shadows Park neighbors, the following FAQ has been prepared to provide answers and contact information for those in the immediate park vicinity.

Of course, the planning committee hopes that you will join us on the date of the event to come together as neighbors to honor others and ourselves as we remember and move beyond the events of that day one year ago.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the date and hours of the event?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

How long will the community be impacted by volunteers and event participants setting up and taking down?

Set up begins at 8:00 a.m. on June 26th.

Take down is finalized by midnight.

Who will be attending the event?

It’s a city-sponsored special event open to the public.

What is the projected crowd size for the event?

Based on past similar concert events, the crowd size is anticipated to be between 5,000 and 6,000.

When will street closures begin?

4:00 p.m.

What streets will be closed to through traffic?

Flying W Ranch Rd. from south Stoneridge Dr. intersection, north to Chuckwagon Rd.

All of Champagne

Residents affected by those closures will be permitted access. 

Please view the map on the right for road closures.

If I am a resident, how will I be assured of getting to and from my home?

Barricades will be manned by volunteers and traffic control officers to assure residents access.  You will be asked to provide your name and address.  

Where is parking for the event? 

The majority of parking will be at the Verizon parking lot at 30th and Garden of the Gods.  Shuttle service will be provided.

Handicap parking will be at a designated area at Flying W Ranch Road.

How will parking for the event be managed?

Traffic control officers will be present, as well as, trained volunteers.

Who is providing security for the neighborhood?

Colorado Springs Police Department

What are the noise mitigation procedures being followed?

A Noise Hardship Permit has been secured for the event from the Colorado Springs Police Department for 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the day of the event.

Click here to download and print the FAQ document.

If you have additional questions about the impact(s) and mitigation procedures on the neighborhood surrounding Mountain Shadows Park, please contact your neighbor, Nora Gledich, event committee member, at 407-810-4130 or


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