I don't blame you... I've lived here for 31 years and never visited the park. In fact, my parents grew up in Newark and never took me there when I was a child.
I recently had a chance to visit the park with my friends Gevon & Daryl. We walked around the Cherry Blossom trail for a bit and then finished at this lake for sunset.
It was a great day and the park is beautiful. Keep that in mind if you're visiting NJ!