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NYCH2O Tour of the Ridgewood Reservior

Saturday, April 1, 2017

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.

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NYC H2O is offering free tours of the Ridgewood Reservoir to community members and the public.

The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it became obsolete with the addition of new reservoirs in the Catskills in the 1950’s and was decommissioned in the 1980’s. Since then, nature took its course in a perfect case study of ecological succession. A lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin.

Location

Vermont Place Parking Lot in Highland Park Accessible
Vermont Place and Highland Boulevard
Queens
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Location Details:
Parking Lot of the Ridgewood Reservior Vermont Avenue ,Ridgewood

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

NYCH2O

Contact Number

(718) 235-4100

Contact Email

Josephine.Scalia@parks.nyc.gov

Categories

Adaptive Programs, Nature, History, Tours

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