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Branch Brook Park

Newark, NJ 07104
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Ranked #6 of 13 Attractions in Newark
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 7:00 am

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Paramus, New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Not 100% sure it was May but it was Cherry Blossom time & the park was quite beautiful. We parked the car & walked for about 2 hours visiting most sections of the park where we viewed older gentlemen playing Boci, cards & dominoes and people picnicking & exercising throughout the park.

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Newark, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

What a park, beautiful, serene, lots to do, and plenty of space so you don't feel cramped. The place to hang out in the spring and summer time, enjoy all the festivals and trails.

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Newark, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Did you know that Branch Brook Park has MORE Cherry Blossom Trees than Washington, DC? The yearly festival is a week long event, a great place to visit and enjoy the vision that Frederick Law Olmsted (designer of Central Park) had in 1895 for Newark.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A smaller Northern New Jersey counterpart to Central Park, sharing the same designer, Branch Brook Park offers a quiet, beautiful, scenic drive through Newark and Belleville.

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Park was really good to walk around or bike along the constructed pathways. Parking generally not an issue if you drive around a bit. Great for exercise, playing sports or just chilling.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It's a big beautiful park, with 3 sections that span 2 cities. Parts are in somewhat bad neighborhoods, so I wouldn't advise going after dark.

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Brooklyn, New York
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116 reviews 116 reviews
40 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Who would have thought that such a beautiful park with cherry blossoms and linear paths and many many athletic fields just two rapid transit trips out of the city? PATH to Newark to the Newark City Subway, and you're basically in DC.a

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Green Brook, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Cherry Blossom Festival in the early spring is a must do if you live anywhere in the tri state area. This expansive , well kept park is the pride of Newark, and rightfully so. The parks Dept does a fabulous job of maintaining those thousands of cherry blossom trees , I believe the Emperor of japan gave the best... More 

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Beautiful park during Cherry Blossom.Good to spend 3-4 hours and parking is not a issue here. This park wont disappoint you if you come here to see Cherry Blossom.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is a beautiful park at any time but especially during the height of the cherry blossoms. It is an amateur photographer's dream! You could spend hours just looking at the trees and taking photos. There are plenty of walking paths for the nonphotographer.

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