Wantage Government

Our Parks

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE TOWNSHIP'S PARKS CLOSE AT SUNSET UNLESS A DULY AUTHORIZED USE PERMIT HAS BEEN GRANTED BY THE RECREATION COMMISSION ALLOWING EVENING USE OF THE PARK.

We rely on dedicated volunteers who take time out of their personal life to close and lock the gates to our public parks at the end of each day. Unless your sports organization has received written permission from the Recreation Commission for evening use of the park, please do not stay in the parks after dark! It is not safe for you, and it is impolite to our volunteers. Your ongoing cooperation with our rules for use of the parks is greatly appreciated!

Trash - Our parks are "carry in, carry out" facilities. Please take your water bottles, juice boxes, snack wrappers and packages, etc. out with you!

Dogs – All dogs must be leashed when in our parks. Owners are responsible for the removal of any deposits their dogs make - bring your baggie!

ATVs and Dirt Bikes – Riding All Terrain Vehicles and/or dirt bikes in our parks is prohibited. Individuals violating this law will be prosecuted. If youths are involved, their parents will be held accountable. PLEASE! It is a matter of safety. It is a matter of courtesy. And IT IS A MATTER OF THE LAW.

Woodbourne Park

Woodbourne Park is located off County Route 628 and Berry Road. The entrance is on Sherman Ridge Road. The park features several soccer fields, a flag football field, playground with assorted equiptment, skating rink, baseball field, two softball fields, and walking paths.

Take a Walk Around Woodbourne Park

How far did I go?

Roughly speaking, the original loop of the walking path (walking from the parking lot closest to Sherman Ridge Road, around the three ball fields, around the skating rink, up to the cul-de-sac and back to the parking lot) is about 3,400 feet.

A half mile would be 2,640 feet; three quarters of a mile would be 3,960 feet, so this trek is between a half mile and 3/4 mile in distance. The new walking path that connects the original part of the park to the new part of the park is about 550 feet. If you walk the new connecting roadway instead of the walking path, it is a little longer - about 800 feet from the cul-de-sac to the new little league field.

The new loop in the back of the park is about 2,800 feet, making it just a little over a half mile.

One whole loop would be 7,350 feet +/-. A mile and a half would be 7,920 feet, so starting at the cul-de-sac, one complete loop and then continuing again on the new walking path from the cul-de-sac to the new little league field in the back of the park (just past the brook) would be pretty close to a mile-and-a-half. Ideally, Wantage Township will open the gates of both Woodbourne Park and Lott Road fields when our DPW employees begin work; depending on the time of the year, the DPW workday will begin at either 6:30 a.m. or 7 a.m.

Lott Road Fields

Recreation fields are located off Lott Road.

Dog Park

An eight-acre fenced area where dog owners can take their dogs for off-leash exercise and recreation. Located on Route 628 near Woodbourne Park (just east of Berry Road), the park has separate “Large Dog” and “Small Dog” areas, a shelter for protection from the elements, benches, and dog waste disposal facilities. The fence and gates are designed for safe, escape-proof entry and exit for the dogs. There is a parking area for the private use of the dog owners. Recent improvements include agility training equipment. See the Dog Park website for the latest Dog Park news and information.