Pueblo City Park
Pueblo City Park
Aliases: Goodnight River Trail, Olive Marsh Nature Preserve
This city park has attracted far more than its share of good birds over the years. The focus of the birding is often the duck pond and its associated shade trees. Wood Ducks, among many other species of waterfowl, are easily seen here for most of the year. Many of the ducks are feral, however. After you have enjoyed the waterfowl, head west towards the creek that runs through the Frisbee golf course. This is the best spot in the park for migrants. Other great birding areas include the Goodnight River Trail and Olive Marsh, both along the Arkansas River, which can be accessed via the paved trail just west of the baseball diamond. Olive Marsh is to the east, across the river, and can be accessed via a footbridge. The Goodnight River Trail can be accessed from the newer Chain of Lakes Parking Lot along Hwy 96, which leads to Valco Ponds #4 and #5. from the newer Chain of Lakes Parking lot along Hwy 96, to visit Valco Ponds #4 and #5. The Goodnight Trail can be excellent for migrants; Olive Marsh holds waterbirds and herons. There are also paved trails east, on the south of the river which are similar to the Goodnight River Trail in terrain and habitat.
Attractions: Pueblo Zoo
Habitat: Park, Pond, Stream, Lowland Riparian
Directions: From the intersection at US 50, drive 3.5 mi. south on Pueblo Blvd. (CO 45) to Goodnight Ave. Turn left into the park.
Delorme: 73 B5
Roads of Colorado: 121 F2
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Restrictions: Obey posted regulations
Parking: Paved lots
Lodging: Hotel in Pueblo
Handicapped Access: Some in park
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