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Help Save The Reservoir Now

Jersey City’s historic Reservoir #3, a magnificent greenspace in our densely built city, is presently endangered, not by development or demolition, but by our own City Hall. The City is about to begin construction of an ill-conceived project that would drastically diminish the peace and beauty of the Reservoir, and the home it provides to wildlife. Please write to the Mayor and your City Council representatives to urge them to adopt better, more historically and environmentally sensitive plans for this extraordinary greenspace.

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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.


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

Note: The Main Gate is also open based on the schedule of the City of Jersey City’s fishing program, also listed on our calendar. They are closed for the winter.

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.