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Branch Brook Park

Newark, NJ 07104
+1 973-268-2300
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Great cherry blossoms, but try and leave your car at home

Beautiful cherry blossoms. We took our bikes from West Orange. Saw the mad house traffic. Leave... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michael K
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West Orange, New Jersey
Family visits to the park

Wonderful park, safe, well cared for and quiet. Many different areas from play (soccer, baseball... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Natalie R
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Newark, New Jersey
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Newark, NJ 07104
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful cherry blossoms. We took our bikes from West Orange. Saw the mad house traffic. Leave a few hours to walk around this expansive park.

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful park, safe, well cared for and quiet. Many different areas from play (soccer, baseball, roller skating) to walking, biking and quiet contemplation. Recommended highly, hope they will put in a dog area soon.

Thank Natalie R
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went to see the Cherry Blossom in May. We saw all the beautiful flowers and experience the view of other folks taking pictures.

Thank BigCee77
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Branch Brook Park has the largest collection of Cherry Blossoms in the US. That’s the beautiful place where my friends and I go for our power walks and where I take mom on her wheelchair to enjoy nature.

Thank spdar0ca
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

we went to this park this pat weekend on as gorgeous day. the faculties were great and the park was in fantastic condition. we enjoyed walking our two dogs on the paths and found several places to go to the side to let them have...More

Thank chris v
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have gone to the park for the Cherry Blossoms for years and this time we tried the bus tour. What a great tour. Good information about the Cherry Blossoms the history of the trees. Why pine trees were placed near the Cherry Blossoms (color...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live close to this park and often go on runs through the park. If there is trash or a fallen tree/branch it is immediately cleaned up or removed within the next day.

2  Thank theodore919
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cherry trees were lovely. Families posed for pictures. It was fun to see cute children and extended families, many of them apparently immigrants, enjoying a beautiful sunny day. Walk or take public transit to afford traffic tie-ups around and inside the park!

Thank Jermich
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

It is cherry blossom time, and we had a nice afternoon visit. parking was easy but we did drive a few blocks to get near the cherry blossoms. Park information indicates 1000 new cherry blossom trees have been planted in recent years. The cherry blossoms...More

2  Thank barry m
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

What a spectacular view when all the cherry blossoms are in bloom! The drive through the park was amazing. There is a cherry blossom center which I did not go in, so I cannot review, but that is an option to stop at. Well worth...More

Thank Mary S
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SowmyaVellore
20 April 2018|
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Response from dorijanafrankovic | Reviewed this property |
There is a road that goes through the park and you can park on that same road. You’ll see the cherry blossoms on the sides of the entire road. If you don’t want to walk you can look at beautiful trees from the car.
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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
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fastfingers2017
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
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