Looking for some spook-tacular Halloween decor?

Looking for some spook-tacular Halloween decor?
October 20, 2021

You could say that the Gothic-style architecture of the Gatehouse at the Crescent Hill Reservoir looks a little spooky all year round. With its vaulted ceilings, ornate carvings, and wrought iron railings, the Gatehouse could easily conjure thoughts of a haunted mansion. As far as we know, the Gatehouse isn’t haunted but from now until Halloween, it has a spook-tacular new look with the addition of festive Halloween decorations!

Before you take a stroll around our Reservoir walking path, visit our boo-tiful graveyard and the skeletons guarding our Gatehouse. At the Gatehouse entrance, you’ll even find a photo backdrop featuring “Count Tappula” – that’s right, Tapper, Louisville’s favorite cup of water, is getting in on the holiday fun! Be sure to tag us @LouisvilleWater to share your photos and Halloween spirit.

In years past, Louisville Water hosted the popular “Trick or Treatment” event at the Crescent Hill Reservoir featuring costumes, decorations, fun water-themed activities, and of course lots of candy. The event brought hundreds of children out to have some safe Halloween fun and learn a little about the water treatment process along the way. Unfortunately, this year’s event is cancelled for the second year in a row due to COVID-19 safety concerns, but Louisville Water is optimistic that it will return for 2022.


“The staff misses this event just as much as the kids,” said Louisville Water Community Relations Specialist Barbara Crow.


“It’s one of our favorite events of the year. We brought the decorations back this year to show the community that even though we can’t all gather together, we can still share some Halloween fun. Every day we get families, athletes, neighbors, and visitors all coming out to walk the Reservoir. Especially this time of year when the weather is cooling down. It’s been great to see people stop and smile, take pictures, and enjoy a little Halloween fun!”

Gates to the walking path around the Reservoir are open from dawn to dusk every day. And bring a reusable water bottle filled with award-winning Louisville Pure Tap™ so you don’t go thirsty while running from a skeleton or two.

Please note: With ongoing construction on Frankfort Avenue, visitors are encouraged to access Reservoir Avenue via the Brownsboro Road entrance.