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Branch Brook Park

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Address: , Newark, NJ 07104
Phone Number: 973-268-2300
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 7:00 am

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A jewel of Newark

I am so lucky to live across the street from this park. It is beautifully maintained and the walking tracks are user friendly. If I had a wish list, it would include additional... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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NYC
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I am so lucky to live across the street from this park. It is beautifully maintained and the walking tracks are user friendly. If I had a wish list, it would include additional playgrounds in the northern sections and better lighting.

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The park holds a cherry-blossom festival in spring. More blooming trees here than in the festival in Washington, DC. I return year after year to visit beloved trees, varied landscape. People bring picnics and stroll in a leisurely manner. Al year, there is something beautiful to see and do in this public treasure.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A good friend is going to Rutgers for her Ph.D.in bugs or germs or something like that. I went along to help with the move. Branch Brook Park is right out her apt. door !!! She and her dog are in Heaven !!!

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Newark's Branch Brook Park has more Cherry Blossoms than Washington DC. People come here from all over the tristate area. In my last visit this past April their was a secret photo shoot for a Asian Theme Clothing Company. The pictures looked fantastic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great park to go dog walking or just to relax with a great book and a friend. Love the view and spacious lawns. Have to check of the water sprouts so beautiful.

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Really nice park with a lake and some beautiful trees. An impressive cathedral on the perimeter with amazing gothic architecture! Lots of benches. Some pretty cherry blossom trees to boot! Lot's of traffic and lot's of garbage littered in the park somewhat dulled the experience!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I visited the branch brook park with family and friends in the second week of May. While the Cherry Blossoms were in full bloom in April, there were some trees left with blossoms for us to admire! The park is beautiful and serene. there is water body as well where one can enjoy fishing. It is great place to have... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Next time I am staying longer, packing a lunch and enjoying it!! This was a first visit which was a bit short on time but the site of these trees is breathtaking! Do not forget your camera, really! We visited the cathedral and I would have liked to take the tour as well to learn more about the history. The... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Beautiful park, home of the Cherry Blossom Festival, baseball, softball, bike, marathons and tennis tournaments as well. Kept very clean. Safe and relaxing.

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

'Cherry blossoms' has been a surprise in my visit to New York and New Jersey since I am expecting for more edifices and modern architectures to see. However, aware that this fora grow in cold climates like Japan, I have never expected that NJ, the garcen city, would have this many beautiful trees. Came here May though so the color... More 

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