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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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Fountain is beautiful with the cathedral in the background was amazing!!

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... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 countries come to see this marvelous sight❤️

Thank richardbU2955WC
Paramus, New Jersey
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427 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 on stage as well as sushi, floral & samurai demonstrations. Plenty of food trucks &... More 

1 Thank paul3776
Middlesex, New Jersey
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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, public toilets, food vendors and well supervised with lots of police presence. Very nice will... More 

Thank Marylovesprovo
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92 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 much garbage, in the shrubs, in the water, blowing on the grass. The north side... More 

Thank Linda P
Somerset, New Jersey
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477 reviews
263 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 in 17 different varieties. Many of them were gifted to the park by Caroline Bamberger... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here to photograph the cherry blossoms. While there weren't as many blooming as I had hoped, I still enjoyed walking around the lake. Plenty of photo opportunities. Lots of joggers and passersby. Nice scenic park.

Thank P F B
Montville, New Jersey
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473 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 848 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is almost 4 miles and runs through the North Ward of Newark. The park and parking are both free. Roadside parking is available along most of the route. It was the first county park in the United States and partially designed by Frederick Law Olmstead of Central Park fame. Today it hosts the largest display of Cherry Blossom... More 

3 Thank duck8to
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You want to see cherry blossom and not to drive 5 hours , this a place to be. It is completely safe and gorgeous . Take you kids and camera for memories

Thank Ridzenieks
Marlboro, New Jersey
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187 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful park especially in the spring. Don't miss the Cherry Blossom festival in April. They bring in vendors, music, activities for the kids. Lots of fun. There is also a heavy police presence that day if you're worried about safety.

Thank Didojen
Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Or maybe it was the weather... But this was one of the worst parks I have ever had the displeasure of visiting. You literally cannot take two steps without stepping in dog, rodent, or duck feces. I was stomping my feet on the sidewalk for at least 10 minutes to get my shoes clean.

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