NewsCovering Colorado


Lake Pueblo State Park opens new pond for swimming, no motorized vessels allowed

Posted at 7:37 PM, May 24, 2024

PUEBLO, Colo. — Lake Pueblo State Park has opened a new area for people who want to get away from fishing boats and jetskis.

It's called Kestrel Pond and it is in the park's designated quiet area.

There will be no motorized vessels or fishing allowed in Kestrel Pond. Instead, it's going to be open for the following:

  • swimming
  • paddle boarding
  • canoeing
  • kayaking

Park officials say they think this new area fills a need that has been there for a long time. Kestrel Pond also has large covered picnic areas and charcoal grills available for use.
The pond will be open as Lake Pueblo State Park prepares for a busy Memorial Day weekend.

WATCH: Colorado Parks and Wildlife prepare for a busy weekend at Lake Pueblo


'Corrupt officials,' claimed within Pueblo city council, ethical complaints filed

Former Pueblo City council member, Chris Nicoll, filed two ethical complaints against current members Friday. Nicoll accuses Dennis Flores and Regina Maestri was unjust during the 'at-large seat selection process.'

Pueblo city councilmembers under fire due to ethics complaints

News Tips
What should KOAA5 cover? Is there a story, topic, or issue we should revisit? Have a story you believe should make the light of day? Let our newsroom know with the contact form below.


Watch KOAA News5 on your time, anytime with our free streaming app available for your Roku, FireTV, AppleTV and Android TV. Just search KOAA News5, download and start watching.