Conveniently located on a high plateau that straddles Queens and Brooklyn, Highland Park offers stunning views of surrounding neighborhoods, the ocean, and nearby cemeteries. The Ridgewood Reservoir located on the Brooklyn/Queens border in Highland Park, served as a backup water supply for the two boroughs until 1989. After the reservoir’s closure, a landscape of woods and wetlands developed within the three basins. The pathway around the basins is heavily used by Brooklyn and Queens residents for walking and exercise. The reservoir boasts being home to more than 151 species of birds.