150 Years of Central Park

150 Years of Central Park
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The Reservoir
Occupying a 10-block stretch in the heart of the park, the reservoir, shown above in an 1862 illustration, holds over a billion gallons of water. While it once served as a major source of clean water for Manhattan residents, its use was discontinued after 1991. Now known officially as the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir (it was renamed in 1994), the water body is perhaps best known for the mile-and-a-half jogging path that surrounds it.

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