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
1. 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:
Things To Do
Upper Peirce Reservoir Park Map
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.
We will continue to suspend applications of hiking permits until further notice. Please check our website for the latest updates.
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.
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