Contact Info

888 State Highway 23
Wantage, NJ 07461

phone: 973-875-7192
fax: 973-875-0801

e-mail rec secretary:

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Rec hosts Easter Egg Hunt more
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Rec donates $3500
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Annual Car Show more
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Wantage Government

Recreation Commission

The Wantage Recreation Commission meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Wantage Municipal Building at 7:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

Scheduled Meeting Dates:
2017 Schedule | Meetings & Minutes page

You may contact the Recreation Commission at or the recreation secretary at

Members on the Commission term expires
Greg Williams (President) 12/31/19
Christy Tuper (Vice President) 12/31/19
Christine Keller 12/31/20
Nancy Nolte 12/31/20
Karen Merritt 12/31/21
Lorraine Card 12/31/21
Warren Wisse    12/31/17
(alternate #1) 12/31/17
(alternate #2)  
  (5-year terms)

Recreation Notices:

Woodbourne Park Gated Due to Vandalism
Repeated acts of vandalism have occurred at Woodbourne Park. Unknown individuals are driving vehicles off the paved drive areas within the park onto grass areas and ball fields. To address this matter, the Wantage DPW has placed a gate in the area of the front cul-de-sac at the park and the opening and closing of the front gate to Woodbourne Park is going to be strictly enforced to minimize access to the entire park during evening hours. Read full notice.

Upcoming 2017 Events

Easter Egg Hunt
April 2 at Woodbourne Park
Hunt begins at 11 a.m. Bring your own basket

Mets Bus Trip
Sunday, May 7
SOLD OUT Mets vs Marlins. $60 per ticket. Purchase at Wantage municipal building. Seat section 339. Sponsored by Wantage Recreation.

Wantage Day
June 3, noon to 4 p.m., Woodbourne Park
Details to come!

Woodbourne Park 5k
September 16, 9 a.m., Woodbourne Park
Details and registration information will be posted closer to the race date.

Annual Car Show
October 8, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Woodbourne Park
Sponsored by Wantage Recreation. Rain Date: October 15.

Christmas Tree Lighting
December 1, 7 p.m. at the Wantage School
Details to come...

Recreation Commission Reminder
The Recreation Commission reminds everyone who uses our parks:

Every year we received complaints from citizens. We have a wonderful volunteer at Woodbourne Park who cleans up every night. Let's not make his job harder! Please pass on this information to every coach and parent and keep our parks clean. Thank you!

Recreation Reminder: 
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; 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!

Concerns about ATVs and Dirt Bikes: Complaints continue to be received from residents in various areas of the Township about illegal use of ATVs and dirt bikes on public roads and other people's private property. It is important for the message to be carried: 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. Keep ATV's and Dirt Bikes off public roads and property, and off the private property of people who have not given you permission for the use of their property.