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“Cherry Blossom Heaven”
Review of Branch Brook Park

Branch Brook Park
Ranked #5 of 36 things to do in Newark
Certificate of Excellence
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Brooklyn, New York
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169 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Cherry Blossom Heaven”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Who would have thought that such a beautiful park with cherry blossoms and linear paths and many many athletic fields just two rapid transit trips out of the city? PATH to Newark to the Newark City Subway, and you're basically in DC.a

Visited May 2014
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Green Brook, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Cherry blossom festival at branch brook park”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The Cherry Blossom Festival in the early spring is a must do if you live anywhere in the tri state area. This expansive , well kept park is the pride of Newark, and rightfully so. The parks Dept does a fabulous job of maintaining those thousands of cherry blossom trees , I believe the Emperor of japan gave the best ones to Newark , and the rest to Washington. The park is large but the best concentration of Cherry blossoms are on the Belleville/Newark border.Plan early and keep an eye on the parks dept festival website to get the best window of opportunity, one heavy rainfall, or windstorm at the wrong time will disperse all those beautiful , delicate blossoms. Please do not snip the branches for the blossoms, they will promptly fall of in a day, and it destroys the plants,( Slow growing)I have seen Japanese people from as far away as Michigan make the trip , trust me, it's a wonder to behold

Visited May 2014
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New York City, New York
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Good for Cherry Blossom”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Beautiful park during Cherry Blossom.Good to spend 3-4 hours and parking is not a issue here. This park wont disappoint you if you come here to see Cherry Blossom.

Visited April 2014
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Clifton, New Jersey
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Cherry Blossoms Galore”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

This is a beautiful park at any time but especially during the height of the cherry blossoms. It is an amateur photographer's dream! You could spend hours just looking at the trees and taking photos. There are plenty of walking paths for the nonphotographer.

Visited May 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Excellent For Cheyy Blossom”
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

The only and only plus point of this park is it has 1000+ cherry trees.

1. This park is big enough to walk, so if thats concerned you. Park the car at near fountain. Most of the cherry trees are near by.
2. Since location is off, try to come by car and avoid public transportation.
3. This park won't disappoint you specially during cherry blossom.

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