PUEBLO—The Pueblo Police Department and the Pueblo Parks and Recreation Department are working together to help enforce the parks curfew after 10 p.m. Both officers and park rangers are increasing presence in the parks in the city to ensure the safety of all, with a specific interest in juveniles in the community.
“Chief Chris Noeller and I have had conversations about enforcing curfew for minors across the city, not only in our parks but elsewhere to ensure the safety of our young people and community,” said Mayor of Pueblo Nick Gradisar. “I am confident in our Police Department and in our park rangers with Pueblo Parks and Recreation that this increased presence will deter dangerous after-hours activities in these public spaces.”
All parks throughout the City of Pueblo have a curfew for all individuals starting at 10:00 p.m. Outside of the parks, unaccompanied minors have a weekday curfew of 10:00 p.m. On weekends, Friday and Saturday nights the unaccompanied minor curfew is 12:00 a.m.
Pueblo Parks and Recreation park rangers will assist Pueblo Police Department with increased patrol in parks throughout the city. Their presence will deter individuals from frequenting parks after the 10:00 p.m. curfew. Park Rangers work to help educate individuals and will have increased patrols in the parks for safety, specifically on weekends. Pueblo Parks and Recreation maintains 47 playgrounds, four outdoor swimming pools with two spray pads and more than 80 parks with over 680 acres throughout city limits.
“The Pueblo Police Department is committed to enhancing the safety of all our residents and this effort is one more way we can work to make our community safe for our youth, our residents, and visitors,” said Chief of Police Chris Noeller.
The Pueblo Police Department works to ensure the safety of all individuals across the city and remain committed to enforcement of all city codes and regulations. Recent community input prompted the increased presence of police officers more stringently enforcing curfew across the city with an emphasis in parks, specifically addressing curfew for juveniles or minors and issuing citations accordingly.