Jersey City’s Reservoir No. 3, known to locals as a place of tranquility along the urban landscape of the Jersey City Heights, will undergo a $6 million renovation, according to Jersey Digs. Located next to Pershing Field between Reservoir and Jefferson avenues, the reservoir was originally built provide drinking water to city residents up until the late 1980s.
The reservoir is a 14-acre space listed on both the New Jersey and Noation Register of Historic Places.
The complete restoration will issue a new walking path around the perimeter of the reservoir, as well as several lawn and seating areas, a terraced wetland garden, fishing areas, water access, a kayak launch ramp, and a new boathouse with a public restroom.
An official start date on the restoration has not been announced yet, but city officials are hopeful that the project will break ground this year. By the conclusion of the project, Reservoir No. 3 will be the perfect outdoor oasis in the post-COVID world.
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