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Branch Brook Park

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Address: Newark, NJ 07104
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+1 973-268-2300
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 07:00

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It's not fair...I live nearby. I've joined someone for tennis, played my guitar, eaten a box lunch from a takeout place...and this facility is huge...watch a softball game or fly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Newark, New Jersey
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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not fair...I live nearby. I've joined someone for tennis, played my guitar, eaten a box lunch from a takeout place...and this facility is huge...watch a softball game or fly a kite or just go for a walk....and its a nice long walk...cherry picking any one ?

Thank jimmypageTHE
Newark, New Jersey
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't say enough about my backyard park I live minutes away from it they have done a beautiful job decorating in the North Ward can't say enough about the great work done thanks to da keep'n us safe in our parks go Newark ☝️

Thank D8571YFmargaretb
New York
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

You would be shocked Newark has parks like this. This park was designed by the same person who designed the central park in NYC. It's awesome to walk and exercise. Also just to hang out in a beautiful fall day :) Hope it will have more bars installed so that people can do some pullups while they run...

Thank Ceylonbloke
Montville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Located at the far end of Branch Brook Park near Route 280, the roller skating rink features a large wooden old school rink. You must enter the park to gain admission. Parking is convenient since it is ample and adjacent to the facility. Public transportation is available. Groupon offers deals so check it out. Each day seems to have some... More 

1 Thank duck8to
Newark, New Jersey
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Live right across the street and it's a great place to walk and excersize. Of course as in any public park, be careful in the evenings. I see a lot of people walking after dark. Better to do it in pairs or a group. Other than that, have fun!

1 Thank Jeanette M
Newark, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place especially during cherry blossom season. Love the family environment. Always clean and well kept.

Thank Angelia M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

...keep your eyes open at all times....especially when walking along.....otherwise is a beautiful place for a walk and not only....

Thank George A
Upper Montclair, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Played tennis in this park with my high school tennis team and skated with our hockey team in this park as well, back in the late 60's. Now its a perfect setting for urban life with all that has to offer. Keep your eyes open if you find yourself in this park. Especially after dark.

Thank Emmet R
Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Great park, nice water feature, new and clean facilities. Excellent spot for events not large and small.

Thank ANewage
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

the park is clean, small but still has a variety of views: lake, trees, and birds, all very close. It has inside a roller skating center, very affordable, but it has very loud Music, almost disturbing.

Thank Nasser-Eddine R

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