The Jersey City Reservoir Preservation Alliance mission is to:
Preserve the circa 1874 Egyptian Revival stone walls and three related structures of Reservoir #3. Establish the entire Reservoir # 3 site, (bounded by Central, Jefferson, Summit Avenues, and Pershing Field Park,) as a public historic and nature park, botanical sanctuary and wildlife habitat. Protect the lake, woods, meadows, and the entire Reservoir site from new building construction, or any use inconsistent with a passive recreation park;
Work for recognition of the site by local, state, and federal agencies;
Develop appropriate re-use of the existing structures as visitor and nature education center, meeting place and boathouse. Develop passive non-commercial recreation with trails, lookouts, and other spaces. Establish and promote educational and recreational events and programs including boating, fishing, art, senior events, gardening, cleanups, historic preservation, ecology programs, and wilderness programs.
Educate the public regarding the Reservoir’s historical, cultural, aesthetic and environmental merits through tours, events, and communication media;
Secure public and private support for developing and maintaining the Reservoir as a historic site and open space resource for the public;
After the Reservoir Park is established, act as a conservancy to monitor, protect, and enhance the site.