Pueblo Riverwalk

Pueblo Riverwalk

The Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo (HARP) is a 32 acre urban waterfront experience open to the public daily. The Riverwalk returned the river to its historic location in the heart of downtown Pueblo, after being diverted in the 1920s due to a devastating flood that destroyed much of Pueblo. The Riverwalk’s current location serves the community by revitalizing a segment of the downtown area that was previously unsightly and unusable. This urban development transforms the community and has been vital in attracting new businesses, thereby helping to stabilize the economic base of the city.

The Arkansas River has been the lifeblood of Pueblo for over 300 years. Native Americans followed the river for hunting and trapping. Early settlers came as sheepherders and cattlemen. Agriculture blossomed in Pueblo’s warmer climate and the steel industry used the bountiful water resources to build a massive manufacturing center. Four nations have claimed ownership over the Arkansas River at the current location of the Riverwalk; Mexico, Spain, France and the Republic of Texas


Boettcher Area 

The Boettcher Pavilion is located in the Natural Area of the Riverwalk. It offers a large pavilion that seats 80 people. The amphitheater is covered to provide an outdoor classroom. The building holds a laboratory to conduct studies and restroom facility is available there. It is the perfect setting for teachers to pass along the valuable environmental information during scheduled field trips. 

This is also a new favorite location for weddings, family reunions and employee appreciation events. 

 

 

Gateway Park

Gateway Park

Gateway Park

The newest section of the Riverwalk is Gateway Park. With the addition the project is now 32 acres. This is a great location for a family picnic, group outing or a corporate party. 

This area is also home to the boat ramp for the Riverwalk Paddlers Club (see club page).  

Lake Elizabeth Pavilion

Lake Elizabeth is approximately two acres. The walking distance around the lake is 1/3 mile and the water ranges for 15 feet deep in the middle to 1 foot deep along the shoreline. The pavilion sits at street level and is a great place a quiet wedding ceremony, or a kids party. The pavilion is located next to the pedal boats which can also be rented privately for a party. 

Pueblo Toyota Main Stage

Pueblo Toyota Main Stage

Pueblo Toyota Main Stage

The Pueblo Toyota event Main Stage is located at the confluence of the Riverwalk, and is the site for the entertainment  during for our annual events. This large stage is great for arts performances, music recitals, and events. 

Call (719) 595-0242 for more information about renting a facility!