Bronx - Photo #658

The 94-acre Jerome Park Reservoir in Spring 2014, filled with water for the first time since 2008. Construction continues. Efforts are underway to have the fenced-off area open to the public as parkland, similar to the area around the Central Park Reservoir in Manhattan. The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (the agency in charge of the city's reservoirs) points out that this is an active functioning component of the New York City water supply, unlike the Central Park Reservoir (which is now purely decorative) and therefore should be protected. Legislation proposed in June 2014 would transfer the reservoir perimeter from the DEP to to the Department of Parks and Recreation in order to open it to the public. CLICK HERE to search Google for articles and news.