Yantacaw Brook Park, New Jersey

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Yantacaw Brook Park Park
Yantacaw Brook Park (20-05-2006).jpg
View of the park
Type Public Park
Location Montclair
Coordinates 40°50′50″N 74°10′43″W / 40.847093°N 74.178658°W / 40.847093; -74.178658Coordinates: 40°50′50″N 74°10′43″W / 40.847093°N 74.178658°W / 40.847093; -74.178658
Area 11.5 acres (47,000 m2)
Operated by Montclair Parks and Recreation
Status Open all year.

Yantacaw Brook Park is a town operated park located in Montclair, New Jersey, United States. The park takes up 11.5 acres (47,000 m2) of land.[1] It has a small pond and the stream that feeds it and is surrounded by trees and small sloped hills with benches, with paths going through. The stream that empties into the pond and then continues at the other end of the pond is called the Yantacaw Brook. The Brook then continues into Third River in Bloomfield, New Jersey and then into Belleville, New Jersey and Nutley, New Jersey, where it enters the Passaic River. Yantacaw Brook Park should not be confused with Nutley's larger Yanticaw Park through which the same water body flows. Both the Yantacaw brook and the Third River were referred to by the lenni-Lenape people as Yantokah or Yantacaw.


Yantacaw Brook park is located in a residential area of Montclair, New Jersey and in the neighborhood of Upper Montclair. The park is in the northeastern part of the town. The park is located one block away from the Archery Field at Brookdale Park, borders the Northeast Elementary School, and a fifteen-minute walk from the Upper Montclair commercial area.


The southern part of the park is centered on the small pond. Around the pond is a small cement path that goes around the edges of the pond and then splits off to the different entrances, which are usually the end of a small dead end street. The north side is where Yantacaw Brook empties into the pond and on the opposite side is where the small dam is which lets some water continue flowing along the Yantacaw Brook. The north of the park is a forest with the Yantacaw Brook running through it. it is long and narrow, following the brook. Small bridges and an asphalt footpath are the only things there.