Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, New York City

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#19 of 38 in Parks 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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  • A large pond in Central Park. Sunlit landscapes better coupled with the surrounding buildings and the Manhattan skyscrapers. So wide in fact it will look vast or late it seems it is just flat.
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  • Is the reservoir that lies within the Central Park. No big deal, just another point of interest within the Central Park ...
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  • This pond around there were many people running, walking or doing. Pond is really vast, lovely buildings and or stood to the North, helpful. Because from here to the North not to go out that seemed to be accepted by the Guggenheim, we went south, 10-staff.
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