A popular attraction in Pueblo is the Arkansas River Walk. In 1921 the river flooded and left the city of Pueblo submerged under 11 feet of water. The river was later diverted to a reservoir and the original river bed dried up, until it was excavated and brought back to life for the 2000 opening of the Arkansas River Walk. Tucked in between busy streets and tall buildings of Pueblo's historic downtown district, the park's boardwalk atmosphere offers a relaxing get away for tourists and residents alike.
This is just one of the many statues and sculptures that grace the pathways along the river's edge. This particular series of children at play is by local artist Rick Willits.
It is hard to believe that this peaceful river had once turned into a raging monster that took the lives of 100 people. What was once the cause of great devastation and despair is now the source of joy and pleasure.
Cool, clear, water.....