Jo Wilson is watching over her Wolf Ranch neighborhood. Not just from the windows of her home.
That’s Wilson’s eyes peering from the new Neighborhood Watch signs created by Nor’wood Development Group, which is building Wolf Ranch.
Wolf Ranch is a 1,982-acre, new sudivision located in northeastern of Colorado Springs at Powers Boulevard and Research Parkway.
It boasts panoramic views of the mountains and its master plan calls for a 14-acre lake with parks, 300-acres of open space, and 10 miles of trails. Already, it has an outdoor pool, sprayground and clubhouse. And its Gateway Park has a large pavilion, small pond with a waterfall, picnic tables, benches. It’s the site of summer concerts and, on Tuesday night, will host a National Night Out cookout.
Wolf Ranch residents can thank Wilson for the Neighborhood Watch, its cool new signs and the Night Out festivities.
During 44 years living outside Los Angeles, Wilson and her husband were victims of crime. They moved to Colorado Springs to be closer to their family in 2006. At a Wolf Ranch Homeowners Association meeting, Wilson heard a Colorado Springs Police officer urge residents to start a Neighborhood Watch program. Wilson took up the challenge.
The idea was embraced by several neighbors, including Rigo Garcia, who is hosting a National Night Out cookout.
Some think of Neighborhood Watch programs as being necessary in older, more established neighborhoods. But police say new neighborhoods like the upscale Wolf Ranch need the programs too.
They are designed to introduce neighbors to each other and create a sense of community. Folks are less likely to ignore suspicious activity at a neighbor’s house if they know those people and are concerned for them.
Here are few more of the custom Neighborhood Watch signs created for Wolf Ranch by Nor’wood.
Here is a link to the Wolf Ranch neighborhood.