Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, New York City

Categories: Bodies of Water, Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web
The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir – originally called, and is known by locals as, the Central Park Reservoir – is a decommissioned reservoir in Central Park in the borough of Manhattan, New York City.DescriptionThe JKO Reservoir covers and holds over 1000000000USgal of water. Though no longer used to distribute New York City's water supply, it provides water for the Pool and the Harlem Meer. It is a popular place of interest; there is a 1.58mi jogging track around it and it is also encircled by the park's bridle trail. It is often visited by tourists, especially when its double pink "Yoshino" cherries (Prunus x yedoensis), followed by Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' cherries, are blooming. The rhododendrons along the "Rhusododendron Mile" were a gift to the city from Mrs Russell Sage, in 1909. It is one of the main ecological sanctuaries in the park, housing more than 20 species of waterbirds: aside from the familiar mallards and Canada geese, there may also be seen coots, mergansers, northern shovelers, ruddy ducks, buffleheads, loons, cormorants, wood ducks, American black ducks, gadwall, grebes, herons and egrets, along with various species of gulls, making it a popular venue for birdwatchers.
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  • One of the aquatic features of Central Park. Great views guaranteed but come in the morning for the best photos. 
  • This is a nice area of the park that is not too busy. You can walk all the way around this reservoir...we chose not to do the entire walk as it is quite large. Peaceful, contemplative place. 
  • Central Park has sites that conquers by different reasons. This has especially the views, if you surround yourself all the ride and you stuck right, that goes left many people running, enjoy a very nice and pleasant walk. background you will have legendary buildings, as for example where Jhon Lennon, living trees that cover the other side and a large fountain that comes directly out of the water. If the weather is a joy.
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  • A run / jog / hobble around the reservoir at least 3 times a week keeps you trim and is so much better than slogging it out on a treadmill in a sweaty gym. The views of the NYC skyline from here are outstanding. If you are an early bird, a run at dawn is magical in any season. The track is 1.5 miles (1.58miles to be precise) so its easy to record your progress / distance.
  • The most stunning spot in the whole park
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