Join Mayor Steve Bach and Suzi Bach on Saturday morning at the historic Bonforte Park for a dedication and work day. It's part of the Mayor's Spirit of the Springs initiatives.

A new playground was made a reality at the park thanks to generous donors. Last year, Freedom Honda pledged $10,000 to help improve Bonforte Park. Additional gifts from the community and City funding helped complete the renovation.

Cleanup at the park kicks off at 7:30 a.m. and a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the playground starts at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch with the Mayor at 11:00 a.m.

Volunteers will work on several projects including: tree planting and mulching beds, removing leaves and pine needles, sweeping sidewalks and curb lines, and refinishing baseball backstop, benches and picnic tables. If you would like to volunteer, call (719) 385-6532 to register.

Volunteers are asked to bring water, wear sunscreen and dress appropriately. If possible, bring personal wheel-barrows and shovels.

Bonforte Park
2323 N. Wahsatch Ave.

Spring Clean-Up Day

Saturday is Spring Clean-Up Day in Pueblo. Pueblo City residents will be able to dispose of permitted, residential solid waste at a discounted price.

Disposal for cars and pick-ups will be free, and tow trailers will get 40% off. Only city residents with valid photo IDs that shows the resident's correct address will be able to take advantage of the special rates. Non-city residents will have to pay standard rates and fees.

Residents can dispose of their waste at the Southside Landfill from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

No tires, hazardous waste (such as paint, liquids, poisons, cleaners, oil or toxics), TVs, computers, electronics, or appliances with freon will be permitted for disposal. All loads must be covered.

Southside Landfill
Located just off Beulah Highway 78

Family Fishing Festival

The first ever Family Fishing Festival is being held at Lake Pueblo State Park on Saturday. It is being hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Spin cast poles and bait will be given out on a first come basis. Anglers can take a lesson, then apply what they have learned by fishing in Anticline Pond. There will also be fly fishing lessons and tours of the Pueblo Hatchery.

The event is free, but there is a $7 parking fee. 

Low-Cost Pet Vaccinations

Making sure your pet is vaccinated is one of the most important duties of a responsible pet owner. Not only do vaccinations help keep your pet safe and help prevent infectious diseases, but they can also prevent the spread of diseases that can pass from animals to humans. In the case of rabies, a vaccination is not only a good idea, it's the law. Rabies is deadly to both animals and humans, and the vaccine is mandatory for both cats and dogs in Pueblo County.

Saturday, Pueblo Animal Services is offering a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Rabies vaccinations will be $8 per animal, and supplies are limited to the first 100 dogs and cats. Other vaccinations will be offered for $10 each. Microchips will also be available for $15. Only cash will be accepted.

Pueblo Animal Services
4600 Eagleridge Place

Run to the Shrine

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is hosting its fifth annual Run to the Shrine 5K/10K race Saturday morning. The annual race fundraiser is the only day of the year foot traffic is allowed on the breathtaking road to the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun.

Online registration for the run has closed, but you can still register at the event.