Well, I like Weequahic Park...
Well, I like Weequahic Park which is way down in the southernmost part of the town not too far from the airport. The only problem with the park is that the surrounding neighborhood is not exactly the safest in the city. The park itself is safe, but walking around the Weequahic section might not be the best idea. If you do decide to go down here and see the park and one of the very few public golf courses in the area then simply take the precaution of leaving before nightfall. The park itself is another Olmsted design and surrounds a manmade lake at its center. The second largest of Newark's parks after the aforementioned Branch Brook Park, I've seen people playing every sort of sport on its fields from cricket to soccer to baseball to football. There is a new running path around the lake and I think you can take very small boats out too.
The Cathedral Basilica of the...
The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Branch Brook Park. The Cathedral is the sixth largest in the country and has towers taller than those at Westminster and Notre Dame. The park is a creation of Fredrick Law Olmsted, designer of New York's Central Park and the Mall in Washington, D.C., and has more cherry blossom trees than any single place outside of Japan. Truly a sight to see in the spring.
Wildlife on Harrison bridge
Just strolling we came to the Passaic River bank and the bridge in Bridge Street to Harrison. The bridge is of the rotating type. On the wooden central structure we saw this mother duck with her eggs. No better nesting place along the river? Maybe the city should provide some.
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