Branch Brook Park

Upcoming Events at Branch Brook Park

Apr 4
Join us every Thursday & Saturday in April at 11am for Cherry Blossom Talks! These 30 minute talks with one of our knowledgeable arvhivists will discuss the history of the Branch Brook Park trees, th...
Apr 6
Pick one or join us for many of our fabulous featured events during the 2024 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival!

Go to each specific event calendar listing to learn more!


Cherry Blossom Cha...
Apr 6
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...


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)