Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir
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Neighbourhood: Central Park
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  • 96th St • 6 min walk
  • 86th St • 10 min walk
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,694 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Right in the heart of New York City.
In the middle of Central Park.

That is not where I thought I would find a reservoir!

Coming from the UK I am used to finding reservoirs in wild, desolate areas where there is no one about. Things are different in the USA.

The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis reservoir is named after the former First Lady and this is a nice tribute. It is a huge body of water and is surrounded by trees. I like that there is a path all the way round it and you are encouraged to go round it in an anti-clockwise direction (although I saw a few people bucking the trend).

A very nice location and if you are someone who enjoys being close to water you will appreciate it.
Written October 18, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,713 contributions
May 2023
An amazing resource, both for the water, but more so for the wonderful jogging path around it. This is where Jackie ran on a regular basis! And it is in the wonderful Central Park!
Written July 1, 2023
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,463 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
The Jacqueline Kennedy reservoir is located towards the north end of Central Park. Great to run or walk around. It’s a one way system running anti clockwise.
Written March 27, 2023
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Deb W
Reno, NV2,571 contributions
Apr 2022
Our bike tour stopped here. It's a great view of the city from the park. We had great weather that day and this was an enjoyable stop.
Written April 22, 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,463 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
The Jackie O’ retention pond is very large and towards the northern section of Central Park. It’s quite a tribute to her.
Written February 6, 2022
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Traveller
New York City, NY3,249 contributions
Jan 2022
I visited the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir two times in December 2021 and one time in January 2022. It is a great place to walk. The first time I entered near Engineers Gate near the Guggenheim Museum. There was a grand view of the reservoir and the Upper West Side. The second time I also entered near Engineers Gate and walked to the north side of the reservoir and then the west side of the reservoir. I exited at the southwest corner of the reservoir and headed to the Great Lawn. On the north side of the reservoir, I got a great view of the reservoir and the Manhattan skyline including Central Park South. On the west side of the reservoir, I got a great view of the reservoir and the Guggenheim Museum. There is also a fountain. My final time in January 2022, I entered the reservoir at the southeast corner across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and walked north and then west exiting at the southwest corner. If one walks the entire reservoir, it is 1.5 miles. It is great to walk here and I hope to return soon.
Written January 10, 2022
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vagabondginger
Alicante, Spain1,316 contributions
Oct 2021
On previous trips to NYC I have walked various areas of Central Park so this time I wanted to seek out this big body of water right in the heart of this big city. It is located in the Park between 86th & 96th, it is 106 acres, 40 feet deep, has over 1 billion gallons of water and has a mile & a half running path around it. At the time of its construction back in 1858, it was actually the world's largest man made body of water, but it no longer distributes NYC's water supply. In 1994 it was renamed after Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to honor her contributions to the city. The windows of her 5th Avenue apartment on the Upper East Side overlooked this area and she enjoyed jogging here as has President Obama and many others. My walk was actually from the Upper West Side across the park to the East Side and back stopping to take a look at all this water with the background of the city buildings. Remarkable.
Written November 3, 2021
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Sondra W
Manhattan Beach, CA633 contributions
Jun 2021
Nice tranquil reservoir with iconic views. Great way to go out and stretch your legs. Get off at 85th on the metro, and walk in. About 1.5 miles. Go towards the end of the day to get out of the heat and feel like you have really escaped the City!
Written June 20, 2021
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Lambretta101
Gourock, UK3,782 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
I just love everything about Central Park and New York and the JKO Reservoir is no different. Calm and tranquil and a pleasure to walk around.
Written August 11, 2020
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The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,144 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
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 and strong wind there were so many people running and cycling, I was really impressed.
My girlfriend and I did not fully circle it as we had a tight schedule, but if you are in the city indefinitely sooner or later find some spare time to have a stroll around the reservoir.
I especially loved the fact that while walking there it seems we were so far from the hustle and bustle of the city, but as soon as you look up you see skyscrapers everywhere.
Written March 27, 2020
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