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Branch Brook Park

Newark, NJ 07104
+1 973-268-2300
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So many Cherry Trees - More than Washington, DC!!!!

The park is getting better every year. Lots of places to sit and take in the beauty. I would not... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2016
Newark, New Jersey
love Cherry blossom

Dc is too far for me. So I visit this park to see cherry blossom. I can not compare with other... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2016
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

The park is getting better every year. Lots of places to sit and take in the beauty. I would not walk in the park after dark. But from sunrise to sunset it is safe like any other park in a big city. We need more...More

Thank Dona26
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Dc is too far for me. So I visit this park to see cherry blossom. I can not compare with other cherryblossom place. But It's very beautiful. And there are also very beautiful cathedral, located right next this park. It was hidden gem for me....More

Thank BK S
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Love this place! When the cherry blossoms are in season, it is a beautiful sight. Just driving through the park is very nice. During cherry blossom festival, parking is quite a challenge. Try to go right before the festival for awesome pictures.

Thank jennifercC41ID
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Did you know there are more cherry blossoms in Branch Brook Park than DC? There are making this a very beautiful spot every April.

Thank micp1274
Reviewed 4 April 2016

This long, winding 4-mile by 0.25-mile park follows the Branch brook, a small tributary of Passaic river, and separates Belleville and Bloomfield from Newark. With 4,000 cherry trees, the sight at blossom time (2-3 weeks in early April) is stupendous! The blossoms attract Asian (particularly...More

Thank Lenwa2016
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

This park is so beautiful year round! However it transforms into heaven during cherry blossom season. A must see for all who love nature at its best!

Thank kagraceb
Reviewed 10 March 2016

This is a huge park set in the North Newark area. It has a soccer field, 3 baseball fields and jogging tracks near the Bloom field Ave. Light Rail station. Near Park Ave. you can see the almond trees go pink on the spring. It´s...More

1  Thank Rodrigo C
Reviewed 17 February 2016

One of the nicest parks in New Jersey. The Cherry Blossom Trees are beautiful in the spring time and the park is really a fun place to visit. The Sacred Heart Cathedral overlooking the big lake is majestic. This park was an engineering masterpiece in...More

Thank George P
Reviewed 15 February 2016

I've lived across the street from the park for years. Cherry Blossom season (April) is the best. The most beautiful time of year. They've added more trees at the beginning of the park near the skating rink. Can't wait until they bloom. I love just...More

1  Thank trusteeeva
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park with a stream nearby the cathedral also home of JJ's hot dogs. Several baseball diamonds and a beautiful fountain.

Thank Cindy G
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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.