Branch Brook Park Middle Division
Essex County, in a collaborative effort with the Branch
Brook Park Alliance (BBA), the North Ward Center, Roberto
Clemente League, and the Newark Boys and Girls Clubs,
has completed renovations at Branch Brook Park-Middle
Division. Green Acres funding was used by the County
and the three nonprofits to complete this important work.
Branch Brook Park was designed by the Frederick Law Olmsted
firm, and is historically significant. Together, the
project sponsors have successfully rehabilitated the
athletic fields, restroom facilities, the stormwater
management system, and field house; constructed and improved
pathways, fencing, lighting, landscaping, bleachers,
and other park amenities, while maintaining the historic
character of the park.