Branch Brook Park
115 Clifton Ave.,
Newark, NJ 07102
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.