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“No parking for events.”
Review of Branch Brook Park

Branch Brook Park
Ranked #5 of 37 things to do in Newark
Certificate of Excellence
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“No parking for events.”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Branch Brook park is a pretty nice park despite being surrounded by a less than desirable area. The park is nothing special until their Cherry Blossom Festival. The Cherry Blossom Festival is beautiful and worth the visit as long as you know where to park outside of the grounds and walk in. Or if you know someone who will drop you off and pick you up. The narrow roads inside the park and the few tiny parking lots are a madhouse the entire length of the festival. If you mistakenly even start driving through the park it could take 45 minutes to even get through with all the people fighting for the one or 2 spots that come open.

Once inside the park is packed with tourists and people who come to obviously see the trees. Everyone is taking pictures and crowded around the biggest and brightest of the trees so expect all of your photos to contain dozens of strangers in them as well.

The park is pet friendly and has some nice walking paths along the way.

Visited April 2013
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West Milford, New Jersey
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“Bound Brook Park”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

lovely park near Newark Airport and Newark Museum with April Cherry Blossom Festival with thousands of trees

Visited June 2013
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Newark, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
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3 attraction reviews
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“Branch Brook Park”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

this is a beautiful park. its hard to believe your in Newark. The Cherry Blossom Festival is great. (in April). Its a beautiful oasis in the city. There are rest rooms available. Food trucks are available.

Visited February 2013
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NYC
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A Lovely Surprise”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

For those visiting the area or even for people that live here and can't or don't want to make the trip down to Washington DC for the Cherry Blossoms, this is a great alternative. The trees are beautiful in bloom and you can't beat the free trolley tour. Even out of season, there are reasons to visit the park. There are lots of trails and space to picnic and sports areas.

Visited April 2013
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Belleville, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“BEAUTIFUL”
Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Great place to take a walk,sit and relax and during blooming time, this place looks magical. The park has a play area for the kids, there is tennis courts ,baseball fields,etc.

Visited June 2013
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