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Branch Brook Park

Newark, NJ 07104
+1 973-268-2300
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cherry blossom festivaal

This is a really big park and has a Cherry Blossom festival every year. I would go just for that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
barry m
New York City, New York
Large park with beautiful cherry blossoms!

My wife and I visited the park on a beautiful evening when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chatham, New Jersey
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Newark, NJ 07104
+1 973-268-2300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really big park and has a Cherry Blossom festival every year. I would go just for that... Nearby is Forest Hill neighborhood, which has many historic mansions.

Thank barry m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the park on a beautiful evening when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. It gets extremely crowded and good weather with plenty of basketball games and other things going on.

Thank coachmikec
Reviewed 16 August 2017

It's always been beautiful the entire park, but now they planted 100"s of new cherry blossom trees that will make it even more beautiful.

1  Thank MrAruba
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great location! Wonderful activities for the for all family members. Excellent nature trails and cherry blossoms!!

1  Thank Knowing1594
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

A beautiful place to take a walk in nature or play with kids in the park or playground. The relatively new playground they put in but the welcome center is great fun for the kids to enjoys for hours! The place is safe for the...More

1  Thank richardbU2955WC
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a nice escape if you are in Newark and want to get away from the bustle of the city. It's about 350 acres and has nice scenery. We had no problem with parking or crowds but if you go for the Cherry Blossoms...More

Thank Bradt255
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

My daughter loves walking through the park looking at the blossoms, throwing rocks in the water we enjoy our what time there every visit. Very pleasant place

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Branch Brook Park is US's first country park, so we had some expectations for it. Although the view is not bad, it is certainly not outstanding. The green space is not so different from any parks. Also, the water of the lake is very filthy...More

Thank Leon L
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

So I went to walk around Newark and I specifically wanted to go to this park so we went. I was expecting a park practically full of cherry blossom trees; as I entered the park I looked for them and all I saw was a...More

Thank MIke R
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Beautiful park and looks fantastic during spring cherry blossom. But is crowded. It is Quite a walk to cover the whole park. Also parking is a pain !

Thank shine82h
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Anne-Marie R
23 July 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
23 April 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
14 April 2017|
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Response from Brian H | Reviewed this property |
You can walk or either drive through Cherry Blossom Lane you can actually pull over to the side of the road in certain areas. I if you park in a designated parking area I suggest you walk down the left side of the lane... More