Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, New York City

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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. To visit Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir and other attractions in New York City, use our New York City travel itinerary planner.
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  • I felt like I was in a movie walking around the reservoir - I think I've seen it in so many. You get great views of the upper west side. The park is beautifully maintained and you can get some exercis...  more »
  • We walked around after being at Central Park Zoo. It was solo quiet and not get crowded. It's a nice get away from the noise of Time Square  more »
  • The JKO Resevoir is located in the borough of Manhattan stretching from the 86th to 96th Street area. Check out the 1.58 mile jogging track. A great area to stroll and breath in air in natural surroun...  more »