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Parks and Recreation

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Essex County rises from a mostly flat landscape in the east to the twin ridges of the Watchung Mountains in the western half and then lowers again into the Passaic River valley. Branch Brook Park, located in Newark is the first county Park to be opened for public use in the United States. The Park crosses Bloomfield Avenue, Park Avenue, and Heller Parkway. It is about 4 miles long and about 1/4 mile wide. It is the largest developed Park in Essex County with open meadowland and woodland.

Anderson Park - Bellevue Avenue and North Mountain Avenue, Montclair
Belleville Park - Belleville Avenue, Belleville
Branch Brook Park - Park Avenue and Lake Street, Newark
Brookdale Park - Watchung Avenue, Bloomfield and Grove Street, Montclair
Glenfield Park - Bloomfield Avenue and Maple Avenue, Montclair
Grover Cleveland Park - Brookside Avenue and Runnymede Road, Essex Fells
Independence Park - Van Buren Street and Walnut Street, Newark
lrvington Park - Grove Street and Lyons Avenue, Irvington
lvy Hill Park - Mt. Vernon Place and Seton Hall University, Newark
Orange Park - Center Street and Harrison Street, Orange
Riverbank Park - Market Street and Van Buren Street, Newark
Watsessing Park - Bloomfield Avenue and Conger Street, Bloomfield
Weequahic Park - Elizabeth Avenue and Meeker Avenue, Newark
Westside Park - South 13th Street and18th Avenue, Newark
Verona Park - Bloomfield Avenue and Lakeside Avenue, Verona
Yanticaw Park - Centre Street and Park Drive, Nutley

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  This Essex County website page is for Recreation, Parks, Outdoors, Lakes, Nature, Preserves, Fishing, Boating, Beaches, Swimming, Amusement, Family, Kids, Children, Wildlife, Refuges, Visitors, Weekends, Hiking, Bike Paths, Landmarks, Tourists, Guides and Regional Parks that are local and rated best in Essex County, Belleville, Bloomfield, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, East Orange, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Irvington, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Montclair, Newark, North Caldwell, Nutley, Orange, Roseland, Short Hills, South Orange, Upper Montclair, Verona, West Caldwell and West Orange. Places of interest in Essex County include Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, Caldwell College, Riverfront Stadium, Edison National Historic Site, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Seton Hall University, Turtle Back Zoo, Bloomfield College, Glenmont, New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the New Jersey Historical Society.

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