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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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN3,583 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Named after the former First Lady given her contributions to the city and as she was known to jog here, this huge body of water located in the northern section of Central Park provides for some amazingly scenic views with the city rising up behind the trees surrounding the reservoir. Great place to walk or jog on a sunny day. You are supposed to walk around the path in a counterclockwise fashion so don't be one of the annoying fools traveling the wrong direction.
Written 10 April 2024
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,768 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 18 October 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,076 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 1 July 2023
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,552 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 27 March 2023
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Deb W
Reno, NV2,571 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 22 April 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,552 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 6 February 2022
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Traveller
New York City, NY3,283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 10 January 2022
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vagabondginger
Alicante, Spain1,316 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 3 November 2021
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Sondra W
Manhattan Beach, CA633 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 20 June 2021
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Lambretta101
Gourock, UK3,784 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 11 August 2020
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