Ossining’s Richard G. Wishnie Park (open in Google Maps) is a park encircling and including the Ossining Reservoir. The park is on the edge of the Chilmark neighborhood.
The park consists primarily of a flat paved track, about 1/3 of a mile long, that runs around the reservoir. Being relatively long and flat, it’s great for anything from walking to jogging, biking, rollerblading, scootering, or whatever else you’d like to do.
Parking is available in a small lot off Pleasantville Rd. next to the large green holding tanks. If you put 61 Pleasantville Rd. into your GPS, it should bring you right to the entrance. There is also street parking on Orchard Rd.
An approx. .33 mile flat paved track for jogging, walking, stroller-pushing, etc.
This is a great path for roller skating or roller blading, whichever you prefer.
Benches along the paved path, where you can sit and relax watching the water.
Also a great path for biking, but people on foot take priority so be careful!
I saw a water spout in the center of the reservoir this summer but have never seen it again…what’s up???