Best Public Parks in Newark, NJ

Handpicked Top 3 Public Parks in Newark, NJ. How do we actually find the most highly rated public park? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!

BRANCH BROOK PARK

Park Avenue and Lake Street, Newark, NJ 07104

Since 1895

Playground, Ball Fields, Children’s Garden, Basketball Courts, Tennis Courts, Horseshoes, Greenhouse, Public Art, Fitness Course, Bocce Courts & Cherry Blossom Trees

Senior Citizen Center Available - 360 Acres Park - Located in the North Ward of Newark, between the neighborhoods of Forest Hill & Roseville

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Mon - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Can't say enough about my backyard park I live minutes away from it they have done a beautiful job decorating in the North Ward can't say enough about the great work was done thanks to da keep'n us safe in our parks go Newark.
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MILITARY PARK

51 Park Pl, Newark, NJ 07102

Since 1916

Playground, Arts Programs, Farmers Markets, Picnic Sites, Chess, Events, Outdoor Movies & Great Eats

Offer 11 weekly fitness programs - Offer 13 weekly arts and culture programs

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Mon - Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Military Park was an oasis in a desert for me when I was homeless staying in the YMCA in Newark. Almost everyday I would take time to go to Military Park and meet my fiance and daughter to share either lunch or dinner or catch a movie. There are also plenty of programs and things going on in Military Park like concerts, yoga, martial arts, and so many others that it's too much to name. Military Park brought me great joy and happiness during the hard time of being homeless.
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INDEPENDENCE PARK

Van Buren St, Newark, NJ 07105

Since 1895

Playground, Softball Fields, Bocce Courts, Basketball Courts, Volleyball Courts, Olmsted Designed Landscape, Senior Citizen Center, Soccer Field & Hockey Rink

Bandstand and gazebo Available - 12.6 Acres Park - Senior Citizen Center Available

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Open 24 Hours

My son love it. The sprinkle/spray area is ok you have to be directly under it to get wet but the mist do cool you off little. They added more benches which is a plus. I enjoy the xylophone sounds. This definitely brought more children to the park. Plain clothe security.
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