Directions To Park • Satellite Imagery of Blue Heron Park
From the intersection of S. Simms St. and W. Belleview Ave. head south on S. Simms St. approximately 3/4 mile to W. Brandt Pl., turn left on W. Brandt Pl. and go to the park. There is no parking lot and we suggest parking along the park frontage on Quail or Berry Ave.
Foothill Green, Sunrise Creek, Westridge
Beers Sisters Reservoir is the main feature of this park. A loop trail around the lake is available through a combination of paved trails and sidewalk. The .67 mile loop trail around the lake and park perimeter is accomplished by combining the asphalt trail on the east side of the lake and dam with the sidewalks (Quail St. and Berry Ave. on the west side of the park.)
A playground and play structure, a patio around a portion of the playground with two covered picnic tables and BBQ’s.
Loop Trail Distance: .67 mi.
Width/Trail Surface: 6-8’/Concrete & Asphalt
Difficulty Factor: Easy
Beers Sister Reservoir is 8 surface acres and approximately 10’ deep. Bass and bluegill have been the most successful catch the last 10 years. Colorado Division Of Wildlife Fishing Regulations are enforced. Swimming, boating, wading, belly boats, and ice fishing are prohibited.
As a requirement of the Colorado Division of Water Resources regarding storage rights in the Beers Sisters Reservoir in Blue Heron Park, the District is periodically required to release a portion of the water stored in the reservoir into Coon Creek, a tributary of the South Platte River. The District obtained water rights for the reservoir which are junior to many other public and private entities with water rights that are senior in priority. The reservoir will always experience some water level fluctuation based on snow or rain storms, the seasonal evaporation rate and arid climate. Overall, the District is required to work within the water rights decreed by the State of Colorado. To learn more about water usage and water rights in the State of Colorado, visit https://www.cde.state.co.us/stateinfo/qgwaterrights.
This park was originally called Westridge Park. The Beers Sister Reservoir was constructed in 1965 by the Grant Family. Park development took place in the mid 1980s and Foothills acquired the park in 1984.