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Branch Brook Park

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Spectacular Cherry Blossom Festival

The park is great for everyone. There is a children's play area, miles of walking trails and in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ride in the Park

Drove through Branch Brook Park on Friday to check out the foliage. At lunch time I stopped at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rell P
Newark,New Jersey
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The park is great for everyone. There is a children's play area, miles of walking trails and in Spring, the park comes alive with greenery. The cherry blossoms are second to none. There are more trees than in Washington, DC.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove through Branch Brook Park on Friday to check out the foliage. At lunch time I stopped at Tony’s Hotdog truck to get a couple of “dogs” with onions and a soda. The food had changed but nonetheless they were still filling!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rell P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is huge and one of my favorite places to visit during the Spring because of the cherry blossom festival. It's a gorgeous place to walk around and take pictures. Highly recommend visiting if your nearby the area! The weekends during this time gets...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Walked around on the walking track at Branch Brook Park. Lots of trees, very scenic and tranquil. Great place to bike ride.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank magak5
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous park! I am fortunate to live right across the street from it. It is truly an Essex county gem.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dayra f
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

The park is huge. There is plenty of parking. The cherry blossom festival is held here every year. You'll get a lot of great pictures. There is a tennis court, baseball fields and lake.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andrea M
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

My daughter is in an organization, that volunteers in the Garden at Branch Brook Park. It is an excellent park for the community. The Cherry Blossom Center has great activities for the entire family. One of Essex counties Gems.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank leolisaln
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful playround and park to spend a relaxing day. During the Spring, Branch Brook has the largest Cherry Blossom Festival in the world.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank nagostoagosto40
Reviewed September 25, 2018

You will want to visit the park and stop and probably picnic. The best time is during the blooming of the Cherry Blossoms.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NewarkScubaDiver
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

If you want to see heaven on earth then go there in blossom time specially in mid of April . view is Sooo pretty..pack some food with you and have picnic in heaven...my whole family love to go there every year

Date of experience: April 2018
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April 20, 2018|
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Response from dorijanafrankovic | Reviewed this property |
There is a road that goes through the park and you can park on that same road. You’ll see the cherry blossoms on the sides of the entire road. If you don’t want to walk you can look at beautiful trees from the car.
Anne-Marie R
July 23, 2017|
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Response from Brian H | Reviewed this property |
I have to be honest with you I never ran the park but me and my daughter we have walked it and I would say maybe three and a half maybe four miles
April 22, 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