Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, New York City

4.5
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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  • While studying in NY I did not make it to visit to reservoir, so after 7 years I made it a priority and I am happy I did. The reservoir is massive and surrounded by a lovely track, despite the cold...  more »
  • This is an excellent area of Central Park situated around the Northern End. It’s very calming and beautiful on a sunny February day. Great to jog or walk around.  more »
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  • Love coming to the reservoir for a quick jog around. Or to catch sunrise / sunset. Or to clear my mind. If only everybody could walk / run in the right direction!!
  • Beautiful place in Central Park, i love jogging here every morning!!

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