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Evert Pierson Kids' Fishing Pond

Evert Pierson Kids' Fishing Pond

Evert Pierson Kids' Fishing Pond is OPEN for children ages 12 and under!

Evert Pierson Kids' Fishing Pond is located at 9th St. and Canyon Blvd. along the Boulder Creek Path.

The fishing pond was heavily damaged in the 2013 flood. With funds acquired through both FEMA and the City of Boulder, the pond has been completely restored and revitalized. Reconstruction efforts include seasonal water flow from the creek through the pond to help improve water quality and temperature for fish habitat and overall environmental health. Additionally, an irrigation system has been installed, several new trees have been planted and the community can access an upgraded path system, new fishing piers, bridge and overlook.

Boulder Flycasters donated an additional $5000 to improve fish habitat below the water line. Their assistance provided natural habitat  for trout such as large stacked boulders and anchored fallen trees, which provide protective refuge and hiding cover.

Fishing Pond Information

Originally an old University of Colorado gravel pit, this area was redeveloped into a children's fishing pond in 1949 by the Boulder Fish and Game Club. The pond is managed by the City of Boulder's Parks and Recreation Department although its fish are stocked and maintained by the Boulder Fish and Game Club, who volunteer over 1000 hours every year to attend to the pond and surrounding area upkeep. They stock approximately three thousand fish each year from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Evert Pierson Kids’ Fishing Pond Regulations

  • The pond is for use by children ages 12 an under only.
  • Limit of three fish per child per day.
  • Limit of one fishing rod per child.
  • Child must attend, hold and control pole at all times.
  • Bring your own fishing pole and bait.
  • No overhead casting on the north bank.
  • Do not feed the wildlife.
  • No rafting or swimming.
  • Ice is unsafe.
  • All state laws apply.
  • Have fun!.

 

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