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Branch Brook Park

Newark, NJ 07104
+1 973-268-2300
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Branch brook park

This park is absolutely one of my favorites. Ive been visiting this park every year since i was 11... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Newark, New Jersey
via mobile
Moments in the park

We love the park because it has a lot of areas to walk and enjoy the landscaping. The pond is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LaToya B
New York City, New York
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Newark, NJ 07104
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This park is absolutely one of my favorites. Ive been visiting this park every year since i was 11. I actually lived for 12 yrs right next to it. Everything from the cherry blossom trees, cherry blossom festivals, movies in the park, seeing the nj...More

Thank elizabethmusngi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the park because it has a lot of areas to walk and enjoy the landscaping. The pond is gorgeous to take a stroll next to. We also like that there is a children's play ground and a basketball court for the adults. I...More

Thank LaToya B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is beautiful and well taken care. The have the most beautiful cherry trees. Plenty of space for the kids to run.

Thank fefe2222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park was just alright. We went to see all these cherry trees in bloom. We missed the bloom for sure and really we biked the entire park and saw so few trees. The traffic that drives around the park was heavy the day we...More

Thank skipthelightfandango
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Branch Brook Park has more cherry blossoms than Washington, DC. This is a beautiful park that is constantly being renovated. It was designed by the same man who designed Central Park.

Thank chacuzzolino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fishing with kids was amazing. The fountain spotting water into the air with the cathedral view in the background truly spectacular!!! The blooming cherry blossoms were amazing!! A must see for all of all ages! It's very understandable why people from all over including other...More

Thank richardbU2955WC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect time to visit Branch Brook Park is right now as the Cherry Blossoms are in bloom. Maybe not as many as in Washington, DC but still beautiful. Attended the festival yesterday and spent several hours there viewing traditional Japanese drummers, dancers, singers & musicians...More

1  Thank paul3776
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time to visit this enormous park. Parked a little too far, but got in a good 10 mile walking tour of the park along the paved walkway. This is the most beautiful blossom festival of the year. Today was real treat, bicycles, kids, dogs,...More

Thank Marylovesprovo
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I was so excited to go- three hours to drive but the thought of more cherry trees than DC and peak blossom was advertised. The park was crowded with Easter families, everybody was happy and pleasant, parking was relatively easy, but...the south side had so...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This huge, 122 year old, 360 acre Park is on the National Register of Historical Places. It is a very soothing place that is known for having the largest collection of Cherry Blossom Trees in the US. In fact, there are about 4300 of them...More

2  Thank TheExplorerFamily
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what is the name of the closest street to park to the main stage and food. I have a disabled friend and need to be as close as possible
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
Where can I park my car while viewing the cherry blossoms? Is there street parking in the park?
13 April 2017|
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Response from George A | Reviewed this property |
there is parking inside the park but also you can park at the near streets without a problem...
Prem K
Hi There, Does anyone know when can we see the pink colors during Blossom? Does it come after peak Blossom or before? Thanks, Prem
4 April 2017|
Response from Didojen | Reviewed this property |
The Branch Brook Park alliance has a camera set up where you can track the blooms (can't add the link here but google it). And the cherry blossom festival is on Apr 27th. Everything should be peak bloom by then.