Pilot program to give access to Jerome Park Reservoir

New plans are in the works to finally give Bronx residents access to the Jerome Park Reservoir. It has been off limits for 75 years.



A task force will be formed to start a pilot program to open up the 93-acre green space to the public. The community initiative by the Department of Environmental Protection calls for supervised tours of the infrastructure, which supplies drinking water to more than one million New Yorkers.



An open house and supervised school tours are also in the works for the public to learn how the reservoir provides clean water to their taps.



The pilot program is expected to begin sometime in the fall.


sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."