This Program is open to Jersey City residents, ages seven years old and up and their families. This seasonal event is very popular among residents.
Reservoir No. 3 was built between 1871 and 1874 as part of a waterworks system designed to provide potable water to a growing Jersey City, as well as to Ellis Island, a gateway to America for immigrants. The Reservoir provided drinking water to Jersey City until the 1980s, when it was drained and abandoned for a larger reservoir in Boonton, New Jersey.
On February 16, 2007,the City of Jersey City announced that the Reservoir would be preserved as passive open space. The Jersey City Reservoir Perservation Alliance, which was formed in 2002, now continues to work with the City to promote this unique open space and ensure that the site is preserved.
Local residents have used the reservoir for fishing, (catch and release only) kayaking, bird watching, or enjoying a quiet moment in a natural setting. Note: There will be no fishing on either Memorial Day weekend or Labor Day weekend.
Summit Avenue & Pershing Plaza
Proof of residency is required. For more information call 201-547-5784.
Note: This is a seasonal activity. Check back in the Spring for updated announcements.