The bond that allowed Parker to build the Reuter-Hess Reservoir was approved over 10 years ago now, and finally the site will be open for recreation opportunities.
According to the Parker Chronicle, earlier this year the water district announced that it would be partnering with the Town of Parker, Castle Rock, Douglas County, Castle Pines and Lone Tree to provide recreational opportunities to the public. About half have already approved an intergovernmental agreement to form an authority that will oversee recreation at the reservoir.
Among the activities that will be allowed running and hiking trails, fishing, canoeing, picnicking, and perhaps camping. Swimming will not be allowed because the reservoir water is meant for drinking water.
This local update courtesy of your Parker Community Expert.