The Bronx’s Jerome Park Reservoir Opens Gates This Weekend Only

Double Doors
Double Doors
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Reservoir on empty | Empty of water at the Jerome Park Reservoir .  Can it still be called a reservoir?
Reservoir on empty | Empty of water at the Jerome Park Reservoir . Can it still be called a reservoir?
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Jerome Park Reservoir in The Bronx was built in 1906 to serve the New Croton aqueduct as part of the City's water supply system.

In 1996, residents of the surrounding neighborhoods fought to keep the reservoir intact rather than turn it into a Water Treatment Plant, and since then, the reservoir is perpetually padlocked, only opened on a few weekends each year. This coming weekend is one of them.

The NYC DEP will be opening the Jerome Park Reservoir to the public this coming Saturday and Sunday, October 3rd and 4th. This is a pilot to gauge public sentiment. If you want the reservoir opened regularly, you should show up! Anyone can come to walk or run around the reservoir between 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Visit NYC Water for more info.

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Jerome Park Reservoir

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