New York City, NY
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, also known as the Central Park Reservoir, is located in New York’s Central Park. The Reservoir was built between 1858 and 1862 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, and was the city’s main receiving reservoir before it was decommissioned in 1993 after 131 years of service. It covers 106 acres and holds 1 billion gallons of water.
The Reservoir was renamed the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in 1994, after the former first-lady who used to jog in the area. Today the reservoir is the main water supply for the Pool and the Harlem Meer.
In 2009, Delta Fountains and the Central Park Conservancy worked together to design and manufacture the floating fountain that sits in the middle of the large reservoir. The fountain provides aeration for the large body of water and adds a decorative accent to the area.