Essex County Neighborhood Guide
It could be all about the parks, since Essex County was the first county in the United States to have its own parks department. The famous cherry blossoms of Branch Brook Park, The Children’s Garden in Verona Park and the many family-friendly-isms of Essex County Environmental Center would be enough to make one a happy Essex resident. Add in Imagine That! museum, Turtleback Zoo, Newark Museum’s Junior Museum, SOPAC and NJPAC, and you’ve got so many options, it almost makes you want to have more kids. Almost.