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  • Branch Brook Park

    Branch Brook Park

    Branch Brook Park is the largest park in the city of Newark and the first county park to be opened for public use in the United States. The original park was located on what had been a Civil War training ground and nearby swamp. The original Romantic design was altered in 1900 when renowned architect Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. was commissioned, resulting in the park’s current landscape. The park is listed on both the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places and is noted for the largest collection of cherry blossom trees in the United States.