Branch Brook Park

Upcoming Events at Branch Brook Park

Apr 8
Location: Essex County Branch Brook Park, Northern Division Oval, Heller Parkway, Newark

Cost: $30 - $35, varies by race category

Race through the Park in the Cherry Blossom Challenge, an official...
Apr 9
Time: 8am Registration; 10am Race Start

Location: Essex County Branch Brook Park, Cherry Blossom Visitor’s Center, Mill Street Entrance, Belleville

Cost: $22 Pre-Registrants; $19 USATF-NJ Member...


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)