Pueblo, CO Sports & Recreation

The recreation scene remains robust and active

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Pueblo, CO
Jeff Adkins

It’s easy to be a good sport in Pueblo, thanks to the city’s many recreational offerings, including parks, golf courses and watching CSU-Pueblo football games.

Parks

Runyon Field Sports Complex houses five baseball/softball fields just east of Interstate 25 off the Santa Fe exit, north of Runyon Lake. It was established in 1938 and named in honor of former Pueblo resident and noted newspaperman Damon Runyon.

Twelve kiddie rides including a train and a carousel dating to 1911 are available to visitors at City Park, and also on the grounds are two lakes, Pueblo Zoo, an 18-hole disc golf course, skateboard park and walking paths. Dog owners can let their pets loose at City Bark at City Park, a 2.5-acre fenced area at the west end of City Park.

Golf

Hopefully hit ‘em long and straight at golf courses like Desert Hawk at Pueblo West, Elmwood Golf Course, Pueblo Country Club and Walking Stick Golf Course. Desert Hawk is challenging at 7,368 yards, while the par-70 Elmwood is rated one of the best-conditioned city-owned venues in the state.

Pueblo Country Club has been an 18-hole golf landmark since it opened in 1903, and Walking Stick, 7,147 yards, has received several honors from Golf Digest magazine. Available to disc golf enthusiasts is an 18-hole Frisbee course at City Park, while a nice change of pace for traditional golfers is the 18-hole Hollydot Golf Course 20 minutes south of Pueblo in Colorado City, near Greenhorn Mountain.

CSU-Pueblo Athletics

Go, ThunderWolves! Colorado State University-Pueblo offers 11 men’s collegiate sports and 11 for women. The ThunderWolves compete in the NCAA Division II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. CSU-Pueblo enjoys community support for athletics, especially at football games, when the T-Wolves host conference rivals such as Chadron State, Dixie State, Fort Lewis and New Mexico Highlands.

Pueblo Motorsports Park

Colorado Springs-based FAASST Motorsports operates Pueblo Motorsports Park, which opened in 1975 and now operates year round. The racing complex features a quarter-mile drag strip and a 2.2-mile road course. Future plans are to add a motocross facility.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kevin Litwin is the author of Crazy Lucky Dead and a freelance feature writer with a career spanning more than 20 years. He was previously an editor for a small-town newspaper for ... more

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