By Susan Helton; map courtesy of Rueter-Hess
Recreation Authority, photo courtesy of Melissa Coudeyras
Now that the recreation master plan for Rueter-Hess Reservoir has been approved, the Rueter-Hess Recreation Authority (RHRA) has planned regular meetings throughout 2018 to work on developing recreational amenities for the reservoir.
The Authority is taking a phased approach to the development, with general infrastructure such as parking, roads and restrooms being a high priority. Although access is not permitted, the gate is up and one parking area is already completed, with a second parking lot possibly being completed this spring.
Led by regional partners, organized recreational programs and activities including stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, birding and guided tours will again be available in 2018, with plans for adding some new activities as well.
For more information or details about the amenities planned for the reservoir, visit rhrecreation.org. To schedule a site tour, visit pwsd.org/tour.Exemplifying the active Castle Pines lifestyle, Mayor Pro Tem Melissa Coudeyras (left) and Mayor Tera Radloff (right) enjoyed an afternoon of paddle boarding on Rueter-Hess reservoir this past summer.