Harrods Creek Park
This park is comprised of 105 acres and has about 4 miles of trails offering hiking ranging from easy to moderate. The park's wildlife and varied eco-system includes anything from Wild Turkey to White Tailed Deer.
Activities: Hiking trails (moderate difficulty, some elevation), bird-watching, fishing and a canoe / kayak launch. Hours: Open dawn to dusk
Nestled deep in the Hunting Creek subdivision, Harrods Creek Park is one of Prospect’s hidden jewels. A wooded area stretching more than two miles, the park winds its way along some of the more tranquil areas of Hunting Creek.
HIKING: Harrods Creek Park offers hiking ranging from easy to moderate, with changes in elevation up to 84 feet. The trails are well-marked and take about two and a half hours to complete at a leisurely stroll. The "Blue" Trail ends at a sandy beach in a bend in Harrods Creek that is usually bustling with wildlife. The "Orange Trail" is the easiest and most accessible of the four trails and gives great views of Harrods creek. The "Red" and "Green" trails are a bit more rugged but offer access to more remote areas of the park.
CANOE AND KAYAK ACCESS: Prospect is proud to be the only free public access to Harrods creek and offers a new launch for easy entry. There is a short walk involved to access the ramp and boat dollies are recommended for those who may have trouble carrying their boat the approximately 150 yards from the parking area.
WILDLIFE: A stroll through this tucked-away part of Prospect offers a peek into the diversity of the city’s wildlife and varied ecosystem. A quiet walk can reveal anything from wild turkey and blue heron to white-tailed deer. The paths meander through towering hardwood stands and thickets of Kentucky cane. Harrods creek offers excellent fishing year round.
PARKING AND ACCESS: Public access and parking are located on Montero Drive trailhead, which is one block from the intersection of Montero Drive and Deep Creek Drive and at the parking lot located at the bottom of access road.
IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE PARK CLOSES AT DUSK AND VEHICLES IN THE LOT AFTER DARK ARE SUBJECT TO TOWWING AT THE OWNERS EXPENSE.
The city would also like to remind everyone that the land on the opposite side of the creek from the park is private property and to please obey all "No Trespassing " and "Park Boundary" signs.