The Reservoir

The Reservoir is one of the most famous running routes. A lot of celebrities enjoy jogging around it, including Madonna, President Clinton and Jackie Kennedy Onassis – who gave the Reservoir its name.

Back in the 1860 it was used as a part of the NYC water system. It held the impressive billion gallons of water.
With its 40-feet in depth was considered the largest man-made lake of that time. The Reservoir was the back-up of the Croton reservoir.

It was decommissioned in 1993 and up until recently was surrounded by a six foot chain link, that got replaced in 2003 by a far more aesthetic chain fence, turning The Reservoir into a far more pleasant place.