Branch Brook Park

4.5353 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
  • Address: Lake St & Park Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104, USA, United States
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9732683500
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Park, Nature

If you are in a mood to indulge in a romantic relation with the nature, visit Branch Brook Park. Known as the first country park for the nation, Branch Brook Park let you romanticise with the nature in the best way. With its largest collection of cherry blossom trees, the park looks like a painted canvas when the cherry blossoms are fully bloomed. If you wish to enjoy the true beauty of the park, then plan your visit during the blossom period. The color violet of the flowers that spreads across the park will surely put you in awe of its eternal beauty.

History says that the park used to serve as an Army training ground during America Civil War. Later on, in 1895 with public approval the city council decided to transform this area into a green landscape.

So, pay a visit to this park and let the nature seduce you and bring a solace to your soul.

Branch Brook Park Travel Tips

  • No littering.
  • No use of glass bottles.
  • No consumption of alcohol.
  • No unleashed dogs except in the designated area.
  • Barbecues are allowed only in the designated area.

Entrance Ticket Details For Branch Brook Park

  • Entry is free.

How to Reach Branch Brook Park

  • Nearby light rail station: Park Avenue Newark Light Rail Station.

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  • Branch Brook Park Address: Lake St & Park Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104, USA, United States
  • Branch Brook Park Contact Number: +1-9732683500
  • Branch Brook Park Timing: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Branch Brook Park(preferred time): 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Branch Brook Park: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 65.13% of people who visit Newark include Branch Brook Park in their plan

  • 40.74% of people start their Branch Brook Park visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Branch Brook Park

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

92.4% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Branch Brook Park

People normally club together Newark Liberty International Airport and Empty Sky 9-11 Memorial while planning their visit to Branch Brook Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Branch Brook Park Reviews & Ratings

  • Since they've revamped the park, it looks Beautiful. You can stop in the information building and find out about the good things happening. Not just in Branch Brook park things that are happening all over Newark and Essex County. I was excited to find information regarding an audio walking tour! Can't wait to do it!

  • Enormous park with lots of land and walkable roads. Nice place to go for a jog or even to have a family picnic. Only suggestion I have is maybe a park with sprinklers for the summer days. Would be a great addition. But I am extremely ecstatic for the dog park that is currently in play.

  • My favorite park in Essex County. Whether going to grill with family, play with friends, or enjoy a nice book by the water; this park is great. I have visited a few of Newark's parks and lakes and by far this is the most enjoyable. The pool is a few feet away and it connects Bloomfield to Newark. A MUST SEE.

  • During the spring season, the Cherry Blossoms are a magnificent sight to see. The roller skating rink is phenomenal. It is well policed. You feel safe.

  • This is a beautiful park all the time! I was just under a lovely natural tree canopy and the air smells good and the trails here are nice and each section of this large lovely park is excellent. The Newark light rail stops right here from Newark Penn Station. Come and visit, you will like Branch Brook Park. Nice to sroll along the park on a nice breezy day with the trees in full bloom. You can walk or drive through the park and at the end come across the Church as well.

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  • Will the cherry blossoms still be there if I visit on Monday, April 22?

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    • Cheery blossoms should be there by Monday. But I am not sure. Consider calling the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs at  1-9732683500 for details regarding the same. 

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  • Are the Cherry blossoms still in bloom?

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    • The Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival will be held from April 6 to April 14 at the Branch Brook Park. This would be the best time to view the cherry blossoms in bloom.  

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