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Branch Brook Park

Newark, NJ 07104
+1 973-268-2300
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Enjoyable park

This is a nice escape if you are in Newark and want to get away from the bustle of the city. It's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madison, Connecticut
Daddy Daughter Day

My daughter loves walking through the park looking at the blossoms, throwing rocks in the water we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice escape if you are in Newark and want to get away from the bustle of the city. It's about 350 acres and has nice scenery. We had no problem with parking or crowds but if you go for the Cherry Blossoms...More

Thank Bradt255
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter loves walking through the park looking at the blossoms, throwing rocks in the water we enjoy our what time there every visit. Very pleasant place

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Branch Brook Park is US's first country park, so we had some expectations for it. Although the view is not bad, it is certainly not outstanding. The green space is not so different from any parks. Also, the water of the lake is very filthy...More

Thank Leon L
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

So I went to walk around Newark and I specifically wanted to go to this park so we went. I was expecting a park practically full of cherry blossom trees; as I entered the park I looked for them and all I saw was a...More

Thank MIke R
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Beautiful park and looks fantastic during spring cherry blossom. But is crowded. It is Quite a walk to cover the whole park. Also parking is a pain !

Thank shine82h
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This park is absolutely one of my favorites. Ive been visiting this park every year since i was 11. I actually lived for 12 yrs right next to it. Everything from the cherry blossom trees, cherry blossom festivals, movies in the park, seeing the nj...More

Thank elizabethmusngi
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We love the park because it has a lot of areas to walk and enjoy the landscaping. The pond is gorgeous to take a stroll next to. We also like that there is a children's play ground and a basketball court for the adults. I...More

Thank LaToya B
Reviewed 8 May 2017

It is beautiful and well taken care. The have the most beautiful cherry trees. Plenty of space for the kids to run.

Thank fefe2222
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The park was just alright. We went to see all these cherry trees in bloom. We missed the bloom for sure and really we biked the entire park and saw so few trees. The traffic that drives around the park was heavy the day we...More

Thank skipthelightfandango
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Branch Brook Park has more cherry blossoms than Washington, DC. This is a beautiful park that is constantly being renovated. It was designed by the same man who designed Central Park.

Thank chacuzzolino
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23 April 2017|
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Response from snders2016 | Reviewed this property |
You can drive right in to the park and find a parking space very near wherever you wish to go in the park, as long as it is not very crowded! You can drive up and drop your disabled friend off and then park if it is... More
13 April 2017|
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Response from George A | Reviewed this property |
there is parking inside the park but also you can park at the near streets without a problem...
Prem K
4 April 2017|
Response from Didojen | Reviewed this property |
The Branch Brook Park alliance has a camera set up where you can track the blooms (can't add the link here but google it). And the cherry blossom festival is on Apr 27th. Everything should be peak bloom by then.