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Croke Reservoir Nature Area

Nature lovers can sit along the shore under the shade of the big cottonwoods, fish or stroll around the reservoir observing the waterfowl and wildlife.

The city completed a massive renovation to the eastern shore in 2009, adding amenities and accessibility for all visitors. In 2023, a new fishing pier the south end of the reservoir and new directional and educational signage was added. 

Huron Street and Naiad Drive

The nature area is located next to Danahy Park.

  • Acres: 27.35
  • Pavilion: No
  • Playground: No
  • Picnic Tables: Yes
  • Restrooms: No
  • Sculpture: Hop To It!
  • Sports Facilities: None
  • Other Features: Fishing


Bill Gillespie Nature Trail
The 3,988 feet of nature trail that wraps around the reservoir was renamed the Bill Gillespie Nature Trail on Nov. 9, 2009, in honor of a former council member, resident and volunteer.  Parks staff constructed a memorial sign identifying the Bill Gillespie Nature Trail and dedicated the trail to him on May 21, 2010. 

Self-Guided Tour
Enjoy our seasonally changing self-guided tour around Croke Reservoir.  Bring your smart phone, stroll at your own pace, and learn more about features, wildlife, plants, ecosystems and so much more. See map for kiosk locations.
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Call 303.280.7821 for questions, help, or more information.

To reserve a park pavilion, go to the web page.