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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  • Part of Central Park, however, the quieter and more romantic. At big foot traffic. the movie marathon man clearly inspired everybody. 'Re good place for sunset.
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  • 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 »
  • Always enjoy doing a lap of the reservoir, strangely peaceful although beware those who get upset at others travelling in the wrong direction!  more »