We champion a masterworkof landscape architecture, conceived by Frederick Law Olmsted
Sr. and designed by the Olmsted Brothers. The centerpiece of the first county park
system in America located in the renaissance city of Newark, Essex County Branch
Brook Park now enjoys new life. Together with a community of friends, we are restoring
the park’s historic design and restoring it for today's lively use.
We are Branch Brook Park Alliance (BBPA),a public/private partnership organized
in 1999. We provide design expertise and funding support to help Essex County restore
and revitalize the park.
Projects already completed by the partnership -new ball fields, extensive cherry
tree plantings and restoration of historic park sites - set the stage for complete
renewal. Today, Essex County Branch Brook Park hosts special annual events, sports
and concerts. Like the park's renowned annual Cherry Blossom Festival, these activities
As a sponsor or volunteer of BBPA, you can help bring our park back to life.