Parks & Recreation
Pueblo County Recreation was mentioned in this month's issue of ART News Connecting Community! Newsletter. ART stands for Avondale Resident Team. Please click here to view the articles regarding our Kid's Summer Camp out at McHarg Park Community Center and Summer Tennis Lessons at Pueblo County High School.
Parks Division has the responsibility for maintaining an extensive parks system and grounds that reaches from McHarg Park in Avondale to the east to Liberty Point Park to the west; from Runyon Sports Complex to the North to Rye Mountain Park to the South. Our professional groundskeepers design and maintain landscaping that ranges from the professional field at Hobbs to the pocket park named after John Arellano in Salt Creek to the manicured ornamental beds and trees of the Historic County Courthouse along with the plantings surrounding virtually every building.
Our Parks Division, with support from other facility support teams, maintains walkways, plazas, and courtyards and strives to keep it all free of debris and snow. The ultimate goal is to provide an attractive and enjoyable environment for the Pueblo County community, as well as a safe and sustainable one.
Recreation Division is responsible for maintaining our recreation facilities, including McHarg Park and Fulton Heights Community Centers as well as the newly acquired Pueblo County Gym at the site of the former El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch. This division is also responsible for the coordination of recreation programs, including SwimAmerica™. It utilizes 19 parttime staff in addition to the 8 full-time staff. This division reports to the Facilities Director.
Our facilities are weatherized yearly from October through April. If you reserve during that time, you will be responsible for your own restroom (porta-potty rentals).