Located at 86th Street, this tranquil destination in Central Park offers panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. Bikes, dogs and strollers are not allowed on the 1.58 mile track that encircles the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, making it a very popular spot for serious runners.
The reservoir covers 106 acres, which is 1/8th of the park’s surface. Once called the Central Park Reservoir, it holds over a billion gallons of water. In 1994 it was renamed for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to honour her contributions to New York City. Jackie O jogged here frequently (the reservoir was in clear view of her Fifth Avenue apartment) as did Bill Clinton and many other notable people.