Upper Peirce Reservoir Park
The Upper Peirce Reservoir Park is a serene and tranquil park nestled just next to the Upper Peirce Reservoir. The reservoir, together with the MacRitchie Reservoir, the Lower Peirce Reservoir and the Upper Seletar Reservoir, bound the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. The nature reserve acts as a water catchment for the reservoirs in the area.
In the late 1960s, increasing demand of water led the government to examine the feasibility of increasing the capacity of the Peirce Reservoir. A higher dam was then constructed upstream of the existing dam in 1970. The Upper Peirce Reservoir was completed in 1975 and officially opened by then Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew on 27 February 1977.
Park Size: 5 hectares
Park lighting hours: 7:00 pm to 7:00 am
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
How to get there
163, 167, 169, 652, 855, 980: Alight at Bef Yio Chu Kang Road (Bus stop ID: 56031) or Aft Yio Chu Kang Road (Bus stop ID: 56039).
Walk around 3.2 km or 40 min via Old Upper Thomson Road to the park entrance.
Nearest MRT Station: Lentor MRT Station. It is about 4.2km or 1 hour walk via Yio Chu Kang Road and Old Upper Thomson Road.
Drive along Old Upper Thomson Road to enter carpark situated within Upper Peirce Reservoir Park.
For your own safety, you should stay on designated trails in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. This Nature Reserve is home to numerous species of endangered native flora and fauna. Human activity in this area can affect animal movement, or result in trampling on endangered plant saplings. We seek your co-operation to stay on designated trails.
Entering or leaving any part of the nature reserve that is not reflected as a designated trail
is an offence under the Parks and Trees Regulations which carries a penalty of a fine of up to $2,000.
When approached by monkeys, you should look down and walk at least 1.5 metres away from them. Do not make direct eye contact or smile as these may be misinterpreted as signs of aggression and challenge. Keep food and snacks in haversacks and not in plastic bags. Do not eat in the presence of monkeys.
Important Notice for Hiking Permit/Exercise Groups
- Applications for hiking permits to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve and the surrounding Nature Parks are suspended until further notice.
- Please visit our Noticeboard for the latest updates and advisories pertaining to COVID-19.
Things To Do
Upper Peirce Reservoir Park Map
On your journey of discovery, remember some simple tips to help make park visits enjoyable for everyone.
Click on the Trail Etiquette to find out more.
The forest is a wonderful place to watch birds, but you will require lots of patience as the vegetation is dense and the high canopy adds to the difficulty in spotting them. You will probably hear a bird call before you see them.
Hiking and Nature Appreciation
This trail is ideal for nature lovers, bird enthusiasts and families.
Please refer to the Important Notice above for updates regarding our hiking permit application.
The Lower and Upper Peirce Reservoir Parks are known for their tranquil and scenic settings. This is where people can escape from the hustle and bustle of city life to just relax in serene surroundings. Both parks are six hectares in size.
Keen to be part of our biodiversity conservation efforts? Translate your passion into action and sign up as a Central Nature Reserve volunteer!