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Donate to Restore Our Woodland Habitat

Improving accessibility and safety on the upper trail means further removal of plants and the occasional tree along the top of the wall. When the work is complete, we will at long last be able to restore the woodland and meadow habitats along the perimeter. Our goal is to ensure that we give local species, including native trees and shrubs, a head start. This will invite more varied wildlife, including migratory birds, to visit or make a home in the Reservoir. To do this, we need to hire a landscape architect to run tests and create a plan. Any level of support for this project will bring us one step closer to our goal. Click the “Donate Now” button below, and mark your calendar for our May 13th Hudson Gives fundraising marathon! 

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Explore Our Digital Archive

The Reservoir may be closed, but you can dive into
the Jersey City Reservoir’s history in our digital archive!

Visit the Reservoir


The Reservoir’s last day of the season was 10/25/2020. The site is closed for public access until further notice due to the City of Jersey City’s Site Safety Improvements Project. The Alliance will continue to offer programming and events off-site and online.


Main Gate at Jefferson Avenue

This entrance is a flat dirt path accessible by strollers and mobility devices. Located at the center of Jefferson Avenue, between Summit Avenue and Central Avenue. Map

Pershing Plaza Gate

Located on Pershing Plaza/Troy Street, the same as the Red Gate, but at the center of the gate directly across from the parking lot. 

Red Gate at Pershing Plaza and Summit Avenue

Located at the intersection of Pershing Plaza/Howie Fink Way and Summit Avenue, across from the entrance to the Charlie Heger Ice Rink in Pershing Field Park. Map

Note: Google Maps lists the address as 119-199 Reservoir Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307.