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Construction is beginning on Waterworks Park, Pueblo Water’s $11-million rehabilitation project of the Southside Diversion Dam just north of City Park. The project will improve safety on the Arkansas River by creating a passageway that will allow users to ride the river unimpeded.

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Posted: 05/23/23

Southside Diversion Dam project moving forward

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Posted: 11/09/23

Construction continues on $11-millon Waterworks Park project

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Waterworks Park project objectives include:

  • Making this reach of the Arkansas River safer
  • Allowing the river to become fully navigable from below Pueblo Dam to near Runyon Lake
  • Creating a fish passage for migration
  • Providing additional recreational opportunities
  • Creating overall better river health
  • Keeping Pueblo Water’s redundant southside intake functional and allowing water to the Riverside Dairy Ditch

Project Timeline

June 2, 2023

Request for qualifications - June 2, 2023

June 30, 2023

Request for proposals - June 30, 2023

August 15, 2023

Approval of contract by 
Pueblo Water's Board of Directors - Aug. 15, 2023

November 9, 2023

Begin construction - Nov. 9, 2023

Early January 2024

Old pedestrian bridge removal - January 2024

Early January 2024

Begin drop pools construction - January 2024

March 2024

First new pedestrian bridge installed

April 2024

Trails open on both sides of the river

Fall 2024

Commissioning of Waterworks Park - Fall 2024
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