Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, New York City

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#20 of 39 in Parks in 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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  • In the more quieter part of NYC, the UWS Upper West Side is far less crowded, especially north of Museum of Nat history. Nice to walk around the reservoir but there can also be quite a big amount of r...  more »
  • A very peaceful area in Central Park. You can enjoy views of the huge reservoir with the beautiful New York City skyline in the background.  more »
  • Beautiful place to visit both on the day and at sunset. The pond and the view of the city are a great combination. The building of the reservoir is very nice too, with an antique look. I recommend a visit.
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