One of the last chances for the public to give input on future recreation along the Arkansas River levee in Pueblo comes during an open house at Pueblo City Hall Thursday, May 10 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The city, along with the Pueblo Conservancy District, wants to combine repair work on the levee with recreational improvements in the river corridor.
Project engineer Kim Kock says the scope of the recreation project will depend on how much funding they can get. “We are looking at some wildlife improvements along the river — certainly trail along the top of the levee now that it’s wider is a huge component of this,” he says.
Boating and fishing are among the other amenities that are also part of the plan. Kock says repairs on the section of levee along the existing whitewater park will start in fall of 2019, so there’s more time to apply for grants and other monies. Work on the rest of levee will begin again this fall and is likely to take another two to three years to complete.
Project planners say they would like to take public comments at the city’s website later this month.