Branch Brook Park

**The Cherry Blossom Welcome Center is closed to the public for renovations**

Upcoming Events at Branch Brook Park

Apr 1
Pick one or join us for many of our fabulous featured events during the 2023 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival!


Go to each specific event calendar listing to learn more!


Cherry Blosso...
Apr 1
Location: Essex County Branch Brook Park, Northern Division Oval, Heller Parkway, Newark

Cost: $35 - $45, varies by race category

Race through the Park in the Cherry Blossom Challenge, an official...
Apr 2
Register for our annual Cherry Blossom 10K Run! All run finishers will receive a Cherry Blossom Run medal and t-shirt.

Registration Fee
$40 Pre-Registrants;
$35 USATF-NJ Member Pre-Registrants;


Branch Brook Park, the nation's first county park, is located in the North Ward of Newark, between the neighborhoods of Forest Hill and Roseville. A portion of the park is also located within the Township of Belleville.

Size:  360 Acres
Park Avenue and Lake Street
Newark, NJ 07104
Distinguishing Features
  • Olmsted Designed Landscape
  • National Register of Historic Places
  • Playground
  • Ball Fields
  • Basketball Courts
  • Tennis Courts
  • Horseshoes
  • Bocce Courts
  • Cherry Blossom Trees
  • Annual Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Greenhouse
  • Urban Farm
  • Senior Citizen Center
  • Roller Rink
  • Public Art
  • Jogging Loop
  • Fitness Course
  • Children’s Garden
  • Guided Tours (seasonally)