Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, New York City

4.4
#4 of 10 in Nature in New York City
The former first lady's favorite jogging spot, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in the heart of the city features a 2.5 km (1.6 mi) jogging track and bridle path around its perimeter. The reservoir was formerly used to a water source for the city, originally completed in 1862. In 1993 it was decommissioned, and now serves as a scenic place for a leisurely stroll or jog. The reservoir supports a number of waterbirds, including Canadian geese, loons, ducks, herons, and coots, making the site popular among birdwatchers. The park is also known for its delicate pink cherry trees that blossom in spring and its rhododendron garden. Relax on a park bench with a picnic lunch while taking in the Manhattan skyline from afar. Plan your Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir visit and explore what else you can see and do in New York City using our New York City trip planner .
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  • Enter Central Park and check out the path around the reservoir. It's about a mile and a third around, so a nice walk but plenty of places to enter and exit so you're not committed to the whole trek. A...  more »
  • In Central Park at altitude 86 to 96 street lies the huge water reservoir called Jackie Kennedy Onassis-there you can walk round in peace or jog
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  • Great. More local less crowd. Beautiful view and runners. Even rainy day still good.
  • Nice scenery.
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