Branch Brook Park

Branch Brook Park, Newark: Hours, Address, Branch Brook Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Branch Brook Park
4.5
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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Ccari01
New Jersey1,700 contributions
Cherry Blossoms
Apr 2021 • Couples
April is the time for cherry blossom festivals and one of the largest is at the Branch Broom Park.The park is a long swath from Newark to Bloomfield and you will find cherry blossoms all over.The Cherry Blossom Center entrance is near Belleville next to the Nanina’s in the Park restaurant and Clara Maas Medical Center.There are ample parking and bathroom facilities.A good walk around would give you good exercise and wonderful views of the cherry blossoms.
Written April 23, 2021
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Melanie T
New York City, NY4,259 contributions
Cherry blossoms
Apr 2021 • Couples
I was fortunate enough to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom here a few years ago. This year, not so lucky. There were still some cherry blossoms around but I think we came about a week too late. We dropped by on a Saturday at around 1 pm and it was pretty crowded. We were afraid of what the parking situation would look like but it was actually pretty easy to find free street parking. Even though there were a lot of parked cars, it seemed like someone was always leaving.

Will try again next year but will go on a weekday just to avoid the crowds. Also seems like a nice place for a picnic, which not a lot of people were doing. Most were just crowding around the few cherry blossoms that were still in bloom.

Tip - there's a cherry blossom cam on their site (but seems like only a few of them work)
Written April 20, 2021
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Sonja C
308 contributions
Incredible Park in the Newark, NJ
Apr 2021
First time visit to see the cherry trees. Must go early in order to get a parking spot, park does get crowded. There are over 5,000 varieties of cherry trees. Truly beautiful!!! Alot of walking.
Written April 11, 2021
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Boi_En_Pointe
New York City, NY7 contributions
Amazing skate rink
Feb 2021 • Friends
This is my second time here and I travel from Brooklyn just to come and skate. And be around good energy, good music, good environment. Like it's just warm. And you meet people who are willing to help u with tricks and get better. I truly thank Tiffany for welcoming me when I first came an because of that warm experience from the Gate!!! I will keep coming back.
Written February 15, 2021
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jonson
22 contributions
This is a beautiful park
Aug 2020
The parking would be really difficult to find during cherry blossom season so we highly recommend to visit early to beat the crowd.

The park is not huge but delicate and well planned. The trial was wide and flat so it is also great for babies in strollers or elders.

However, some of the trials were muddy so it won’t be a perfect time to visit after a rainy day.
Written January 20, 2021
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Hsin-Yi W
Forest Hills, NY967 contributions
Best time to visit is during cherry blossom season
Mar 2020 • Couples
Branch Brook Park is famous for its magnificent Cherry Blossom in Spring and we were impressed when we visited last March.

The parking would be really difficult to find during cherry blossom season so we highly recommend to visit early to beat the crowd.

The park is not huge but delicate and well planned. The trial was wide and flat so it is also great for babies in strollers or elders.

However, some of the trials were muddy so it won’t be a perfect time to visit after a rainy day.
Written April 12, 2020
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juice234
Newark, NJ6 contributions
Baseball in the park
Sep 2019 • Family
I was here watching my son practice for his baseball team; great weather, scenery, and sights. Parking can be a little touchy but it’s a nice park overall
Written March 5, 2020
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sharlettwilliams
Newark, NJ6 contributions
I got married here!!!
Oct 2019 • Couples
My favorite place to visit as cherry blossoms bloom with beautiful gardens, ponds and fountains! Truly picturesque and peaceful. Amazing jogging trails as well!! They also have a skating rink and several playgrounds for the kiddies. Love it!
Written February 11, 2020
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jesus911z
Newark, New Jersey2 contributions
Very clean with rubberized walkways to walk around the park and secured with cameras for your safety
Oct 2019
Branch Brook Park is a great place to relax on the beautiful grass or a quiet walk around the park on the new rubberized walkways. Its a great place for one to meditate on life while gazing at the beautiful trees to absorb all that nature has to offer. Its a place where I go to let go of the past and regroup to continue moving forward. Whether your alone, with love ones, or just friends, Branch brook Park offers a unique experience for all to enjoy.
Written November 5, 2019
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thismike
West New York, NJ129 contributions
Nice park in Jersey
Oct 2019
Went here hoping to see some fall colors and we were not disappointed. Lots of pretty sites other than just the colors - pretty bridges and a lake and fountain with the cathedral in the background. Be careful if you go around the east side as there are a lot of geese and geese droppings to avoid.
Written October 26, 2019
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