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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

When you're going for a walk you pass here. It just happens to be that Jackie O had a great love of the city and nature. She spent many years in NY as an editor. I would not consider this a historical landmark.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sheryl T
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I live near here so I'm in Central Park all the time and this is one of my favorite walks. It's 1 and 1/3 miles around, so maybe 35-40 minutes (for me), and every step is a new view. In the spring, it's clouds of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Carolyn H
Reviewed 8 July 2018

You get some good views of the city skyline while walking or jogging around the reservoir. On Memorial Weekend there was still very pretty spring flowers in bloom. Great place for a tranquil stroll. Signs tell you this is a "one-way" walk to simplify what...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 184DonP
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Nice section of the park and perfect for running, jogging, biking and rollerblading. One of the best areas of NYC backyard!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank kliq6
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Originally built as a reservoir it is no longer used as one. This large lake in the top half of Central Park is a pleasure to walk round especially on a hot day and is less crowded.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed 8 May 2018

I love Central Park in general but walking around the Reservoir is definitely one of the, if not the most, favourite things to do in NYC.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SRCH2018
Reviewed 14 February 2018

An another place to take some photos in NYC. Nice view and walkway. We thought the place is always crowded, but also beautiful with the people. It was nice to be there.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir was built in the 1860’s as an emergency water source for New York City and is located in Manhattans Central Park. The reservoir is 40 feet deep and holds a billion gallons of water. This body of water is in...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

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 runners. Best time is absolutely weekdays...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank theoneandonlyArnold
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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