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Newark, a city with scenic landscapes and beautiful panorama, houses various parks having utmost ecological allure. Be it lush green trails or golf spots, Parks in Newark offers all to its visitors. (Read More)Read about some of the best parks in Newark and make your trip more fun.

Here is the list of 15 Parks in Newark

1. Jesse Allen Park, Newark

Jesse Allen Park, Newark

New in the list of best parks of Newark, Jesse Allen Park is established in 2009 under 8 acre area by The Trust of Public Land. It is considered a great place for athletes as it houses various sport arenas like basketball courts, sports lightning, running track, etc. Fitness Zone, water play spray area, and playgrounds amidst the lawns and landscapes enhance the family fun in the city’s park.

Timings : Open 24 hours

Facilities : Fitness Zone, playground, water play spray area, sports lightning, basketball courts etc.

Parking : Free Street Parking available

Location : Muhammad Ali Ave, Newark, NJ 07108, United States

2. Weequahic Park, Newark

Weequahic Park, Newark

Nestled on the south area of Newark, Weequahic Park is the only lake park in the city sprawled over 300 acres. Weequahic Park attracts its visitors to its largest lake and first public golf course. It equips playgrounds, jogging trail, basketball courts, tennis courts, softball fields, baseball fields making it ideal for kids and sportspersons. Family can enjoy their time around the picnic areas of the park and can attend some outdoor festivals and concerts as well.

Timings : Open 24 hours

Entry Fee : Free Admission

Facilities : Restrooms, baseball fields, picnic spots, jogging trail, tennis court, golf course etc.

Parking : Free parking

Location : Elizabeth Ave &, Meeker Ave, Newark, NJ 07112, United States

3. Riverbank Park, Newark

Riverbank Park, Newark

Spread over 10 acres, Riverbank Park is the smallest yet the most used park in the city. The park is registered in National Register of Historic Places with grandstand, playground, basketball courts, tennis courts, and soccer fields. Visitors can also enhance their experience in the fieldhouse, running track, baseball fields among others.

Timings : 07:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Entry Fee : Free Admission

Amenities : Tennis courts, fieldhouse, soccer field, football field, basketball court, running track, parking etc.

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Parking : USD 4 for 2 hours

Location : Market St & VanBuren Street, Newark, NJ 07105, United States

4. Nat Turner Park, Newark

Nat Turner Park, Newark

Nat Turner Park is one of the largest parks in Newark which provides recreation to 19,000 visitors of Newark’s Central Park daily. It has a playground and outdoor pool for kids and adults to enjoy some time amidst greenery. Additionally, it also houses a football field and running track for fitness freaks.

Timings : 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Monday – Saturday)

Facilities : Playground, Pool, football field, running track, parking etc.

Time required : 2 hours

Parking : USD 5

Location : 251-289 18th Ave, Newark, NJ 07108, United States

5. Liberty Park, Newark

Liberty Park, Newark

Liberty Park is sprawled along Brill St. in Newark and is popular among the local residents of the city. With green walking trails and boardwalk, it is ideal for a morning or evening walk. Soccer field, Baseball field and basketball court is extremely popular among kids and adults.

Timings : 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Entry Fee : Free Admission

Amenities : Walking trails, boardwalk, soccer field, baseball field, parking, etc.

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Parking : USD 7.95 for a day

Location : 1-3 Brill St, Newark, NJ 07105, United States

6. Riverfront Park, Newark

Riverfront Park, Newark

Riverfront Park is a pretty and only green area nestled along the waterfront in Newark. It was opened in 2012 and equips some captivating amenities including playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis court, soccer field, baseball field etc. The huge grassy area in the park is a great picnic spot for visitors in Newark’s riverfront park.

Timings : 08:00 AM – 09:30 PM

Entry Fee : Free Admission

Amenities : Walking trails, boardwalk, soccer field, baseball field, parking, etc.

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Parking : USD 5 for 30 minutes

Location : 1-3 Brill St, Newark, NJ 07105, United States

7. Vailsburg Park, Newark

Vailsburg Park, Newark

Vailsburg Park is located in the Vailsburg colony of Newark and holds the status of tenth largest park in the city. Sprawled over 30 acres, the park is popular among neighbourhood residents and give a refreshing environment with ballfields, bandstands and playgrounds encircled by large trees. It has some softball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, bocce courts and jogging path for sporty fun. Additionally, it houses playgrounds, field houses and scenic paths for some fun family time.

Timings : 06:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Entry Fee : Free Admission

Facilities : Athletic fields, playgrounds, jogging paths, parking etc.

Parking : USD 2 for 2 hours

Location : 694-736 S Orange Ave, Newark, NJ 07106, United States

8. West Side Park, Newark

West Side Park, Newark

West side park is a century old area elevated on the east side skiing hill of the city sprawled over 31.36 acres. Housing a community centre and performing stage, the park has been a host to concerts of Whitney Houston and Dionne Warwick. Presently, it is famous among the natives, track teams and sport players for its impressive track and basketball courts.

Timings : Open 24 hours

Entry Fee : Free Admission

Parking : Free parking available

Location : South 13th Street and 18th Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103, United States

9. Mildred Helms Park, Newark

Mildred Helms Park, Newark

Mildred Helms Park is a small neighbourhood park in Newark popular as a picnic spot on the Clinton Avenue of the city. It is a great spot to enjoy family time amidst pretty landscape along the walking track and play equipment for children.

Timings : 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Monday – Saturday)

Facilities : Playground, football field, walking track, running track, parking etc.

Parking : USD 3.5 for an hour
Free Street Parking available

Location : 534-544 Clinton Ave, Newark, NJ 07108, United States

10. Military Park, Newark

Military Park, Newark

Attracting a large population of Newark since 1916, Military Park is a 6 acre city park housing historic monuments, exclusive flora, recreational spots and playgrounds. Military park is built on Renaissance architecture with large concrete sword sculpture, fountains, merry go round, casual restaurants, outdoor bars etc. Apart from the distinguish features the park holds, it also organises 16 weekly fitness programmes, 18 weekly arts and culture programs, and 7 weekly children’s carousel and arts program to enhance the fun of the public in the park.

Timings : 07:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Entry Fee : Free Admission

Amenities : Carousel, Wifi, Imagination Playground, Games Cart, Lawn games, Reading room etc.

Time Required : 2-3 hours

Parking : USD 9 for 2 hours

Location : 51 Park Pl, Newark, NJ 07102, United States

11. Washington Park, Newark

Washington Park, Newark

Washington Park stands on the north end of Newark neighboured by Newark Museum of Art and Newark Public Library. The triangular shaped park is a home to many architectural statues and historical buildings. Amalgamated with culture, beauty and history, the park is a one stop destination for relaxing in lush green environment and exploring some popular landmarks of the city.

Timings : Open 24 Hours

Entry Fee : Free Admission

Historical Statues : Indian and the Puritan, George Washington statue, Statue of Christopher Columbus, etc.

Time required : 2 hours

Parking : USD 3 for an hour

Location : 1 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102, United States

12. Independence Park, Newark

Independence Park, Newark

Independence Park is an ideal family park located on the eastern peripheral of Essex County over 12.69 acres. Designed by Olmsted, the park equips basketball courts, playgrounds, walking trails along with athletic fields bringing out the best day out vibes in the park.

Timings : Open 24 hours

Entry Fee : Free Admission

Facilities : Gazebo, playground, lighted softball diamonds, hockey rink, bike parking etc.

Time Required : 2 hours

Parking : USD 1 for 2 hours

Location : 218 Van Buren St, Newark, NJ 07105, United States

13. Ivy Hill Park, Newark

Ivy Hill Park, Newark

Sprawled over 18 acres, Ivy Hill is a landscaped park neighboured by Maplewood, South Orange and Irvington. The park is filled with recreational spots like baseball fields, football court, band concert stage, playground, and basketball court. Under the Essex County Parks Commission since 1927, Ivy Hill Park has been a popular picnic and enjoyment spot for all.

Timings : Open 24 hours

Entry Fee : Free Admission

Facilities : Parking, Band concert area, Tennis court, playground, lighted basketball court, football field etc.

Time required : 2 hours

Parking : Free Parking available

Location : Mt. Vernon Place and Seton Hall University, Newark, NJ 07106

14. Lincoln Park, Newark

Lincoln Park, Newark

Laid in 1850, Lincoln park is a four acre green lush area and is one of the colonial era park in the city. The park was once a centre of jazz music and now is well renowned for its artistic festivals around the year. Lincoln park is a pretty urban area which has been transformed into a landscaped community garden popularising the art and culture of the country. Hosting various cultural events every week, Lincoln park enthrals its visitors with the creative corridor of entertainment in the open lush green area.

Timings : Open 24 hours

Entry Fee : Free Admission

Parking : Free Parking Available

Location : Broad St. & Lincoln Park, Newark, NJ 07102

15. Branch Brook Park, Newark

Branch Brook Park, Newark

Located in the North Ward of Newark, Branch Brook Park is nation’s first county park with the largest cherry blossom trees assemblage. With around 4,000 cherry trees blossoming in the park, it is still popular for its natural landscape. The park features open meadow land and woodland patches in 360 acres of land. Playgrounds, greenhouse, ball fields, tennis courts, urban farm, children’s garden, fitness and jogging loop, horseshoes, roller rink, Branch Brook Park equips something for visitors of every age group. Historical stories and scenic views attached to the park make it worth visiting.

Timings : Open 24 hours

Entry Fee : Free Admission

Facilities : Pool, Cycling Track, Lakes, Playing Fields, Skating Ring etc.

Time Required : 2 hours

Parking : Free Parking available

Location : & Park Avenue, Lake St, Newark, NJ 07104, United States

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