Branch Brook Park

115 Clifton Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102
 973-268-3500
  • Overview

    Each spring, more than 4,000 cherry trees produce a panoply of blossoms - celebrated at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, attracting thousands of visitors. The park has the largest collection of Japanese flowering trees in one location in the United States, even more than Washington, D.C.
    The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, one of the largest Gothic-style churches in the country adjoins the park. Visit the historic sites such as the Prudential Lions, the Octagon Shelter and the park's unique bridges. Bike, walk or jog on miles of pathways. Skate at the roller rink, or play baseball, bocce, tennis or softball on new and improved fields and courts. Enjoy concerts, movies or dancing under the stars.
  • Amenities

    • Free Admission
  • Nearby:

    •  Dining

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      • Fornos of Spain
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    •  Lodging

      • Comfort Suites Newark
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      • TRYP by Wyndham
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      • Element by Westin, Harrison/Newark
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      • Hotel Indigo (NOT LISTED)
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    •  Activities

      • Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
        0.5 MI
        973-484-4600
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      • Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Center
        0.8 MI
        973-482-8900
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      • Essex County Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs
        0.9 MI
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      • Newark Museum of Art
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    •  Events

      • SHEN YUN in Newark
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        May. 18-19, 2024
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        800-255-3476
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      • New Jersey Symphony in Newak: Epic Scores of John Williams and More!
        May. 30-31, 2024
        1.6 MI
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      • New Jersey Symphony in Newark: Daniil Trifonov Plays Gershwin
        Jun. 9, 2024
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      • Montclair Jazz Festival Jamboree
        Sep. 14, 2024
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      • Montclair Pride Festival
        Jun. 8, 2024
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      • Montclair Film + StorySLAM Series
        Feb. 29 - Apr. 25, 2024
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      • Walnut Street Fair
        May. 5, 2024 - May. 5, 2025
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      •   Activities

        Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
        0.5 MI
        973-484-4600
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      •   Lodging

        Comfort Suites Newark
        0.8 MI
        973-718-3019
        View >
      •   Activities

        Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Center
        0.8 MI
        973-482-8900
        View >
      •   Activities

        Essex County Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs
        0.9 MI
        973-268-3500
        View >
      •   Lodging

        Hampton Inn & Suites Newark Riverwalk
        1.3 MI
        973-483-1900
        View >
      •   Activities

        Dreyfuss Planetarium
        1.4 MI
        973-596-6550
        View >
      •   Activities

        Newark Museum of Art
        1.4 MI
        973-596-6550
        View >
      •   Activities

        GlassRoots
        1.5 MI
        973-353-9555
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