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Branch Brook Park

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Address: Newark, NJ 07104
Phone Number: 973-268-2300
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A Diamond in the Rough

Branch Brook Park is amazing. They have tennis courts and several areas for picnicking. Also during when the cherry blossoms bloom the park is a great sight to behold. But parts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2015
Augusto V
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Newark, New Jersey
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56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park with a stream nearby the cathedral also home of JJ's hot dogs. Several baseball diamonds and a beautiful fountain.

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Thank Cindy G
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Great, fun-filled skating with my sisters and friends to popular music and affordable deals for food as an a combo. I absolutely love family-friendly environments where children can be themselves. I would definitely recommend to others.

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Thank Lady T
Penza Oblast, Russia
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19 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Of course, it`s not equal to Central Park in NYC, but it`s definitely pleasant place with huge area. I hope there is no one bigger parks in NJ state. Branch Brook Park contains many attractions like rollerdrom and kids corners. But the main feature is nature. Take a time and go to this park to freshen up your mind.

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Thank santicazorla19
Newark, New Jersey
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52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Branch Brook Park is amazing. They have tennis courts and several areas for picnicking. Also during when the cherry blossoms bloom the park is a great sight to behold. But parts of the surrounding neighborhood is a little unsafe so take some caution especially at night. Overall the park is safe.

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Thank Augusto V
New York City, New York
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834 reviews
529 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,471 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

This is actually a lovely park that is in both Newark and Belleville. It is well known for the spring cherry blossoms, and it I is just another one of Olmsted's Masterpieces.

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Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Newark, New Jersey
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This park is a Joy to see during it annual Cherry Blossom Festival every April. The massive display of cherry blossom in bloom (over 5000 in all) creates and unique and colorful display that exhibits the awakening of Spring in all it's glorry

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Thank henryg12345
NYC
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Thank Carole S
Cleveland, Ohio
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank rickie216
Newark, New Jersey
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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