Branch Brook Park Newark Reviews
Newark's Central Park Apr 17, 2011
Branch Brook Park is a county park located in the northern section of Newark, NJ. Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, the co-designer of Central Park, it is home to the famous Cherry Blossom Festival in recognition of the parks 4,000 cherry trees.
The park on the list of National and New Jersey historic places features miles of walking, jogging/running and biking paths as well as multiple locations to play basketball, baseball and other sports.
This park has many scenic bridges, a canal, a lake and has many nice views of green open space, surrounded by Newark’s more affluent Forest Hill neighborhood, the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
The Sydenham House, one of Newark’s oldest structures and oldest private home is on the eastern side of the park on the Old Road to Bloomfield at Heller Pkwy/Franklin Street.
Branch Brook Park is well maintained, safe during daylight hours and all levels of government (city, county and state) have committed to preserving the park.
Parking is plentiful along the roads within the park and the park has its own stop on the Newark Light Rail (Newark City Subway) line.
If you find yourself in Newark on a nice day be sure to visit the park, I highly recommend it.
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