Last month The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a 13 page report on public access to Jerome Park Reservoir which has been strongly criticized. The public is demanding the path that runs between two fences separating the reservoir be reopened for recreation uses. Currently only DEP workers are allowed between the fences, with local walkers, joggers and runners relegated to the sidewalk beyond. (Photo: Giancarli for NY Daily News)
According to the report the DEP will conduct a pilot program in 2013 which would provide limited access - just three days a week - which has angered local residents.
A public hearing will be held this evening to discuss the proposal.
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