Newark Reservoir

The City of Newark Reservoir, and its multi-use trail, is open to the public from sunrise to sunset, and is under video surveillance at all times.
Permitted Uses
The City of Newark Reservoir is first and foremost the water supply for our city.
We are happy to be able to provide some limited passive recreation at the reservoir site,
as the views from and the magnitude of the reservoir are impressive. 
However, it is necessary to enforce specific rules and regulations.
They have been crafted with the protection of the water supply and visitors as a central concern.

All visitors to the City of Newark Reservoir must abide by the following guidelines for their own personal safety,
as well as the environmental safety and security of the Reservoir ecosystem.


Rules & Regulations

  • No alcoholic beverages, drugs, or narcotics shall be consumed or distributed on Reservoir Property.
  • No boating of any kind.
  • No entrance to restricted areas at the Reservoir as posted.
  • No feeding of any animals.
  • No fires.
  • No fishing
  • No littering.
  • No loudspeakers, public address systems, or amplifiers of any kind.
  • No radio controlled devices such as boats, planes, and cars.
  • No sledding
  • No swimming.
  • Only authorized vehicles are to be driven past the designated parking lots.
  • Parking in designated parking areas only.
  • Personal audio equipment, musical instruments, or any other sound producing mechanism should be kept at a level that cannot be heard more than 100 feet from the source.
  • Please do not enter the wetlands surrounding the reservoir.
  • When visiting the reservoir park, please respect the privacy of the neighboring properties.

Additional Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works and Water Resources at 302-366-7000.