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
|Members on the Commission||term expires|
|Greg Williams (President)||12/31/19|
|Christy Tuper (Vice President)||12/31/19|
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
Mets vs Marlins. $60 per ticket. Purchase at Wantage municipal building. Seat section 339. Sponsored by Wantage Recreation.
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:
- Watch your speed entering and exiting the park (remember the children and walkers.)
- Remember that our parks are 'carry in, carry out'.
- Remember cigarette butts are litter too. (A few smoker receptacle/outdoor ashtrays are available in some areas.)
- Porta johns are not trash disposals. (Wantage Township has a very bad reputation with garbage in the porta johns, as told to us by two companies.)
- Teams: please announce these rules to the visiting teams before the start of the game.
- Coaches need to make a final sweep of the area after games.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE TOWNSHIP'S PARKS CLOSE AT SUNSET!
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.