Contact Info

888 State Highway 23
Wantage, NJ 07461

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

e-mail rec secretary:

click to go to Wantage Rec' facebook page

Wantage Government

Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee

The Wantage Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee 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: Download 2019 meeting schedule
Meetings & Minutes page

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

Members on the Committee term expires
Christy Tuper (President) 12/31/20
Warren Wisse (Vice President) 12/31/20
Kathy Gorman 12/31/19
Darryl Wuhrl 12/31/19
Ellen Smith 12/31/19
Lorraine Card 12/31/21
(alternate #1)  
(alternate #2)  
  (5-year terms)


Upcoming 2019 Events

Wantage Township Easter Egg Hunt
April 7 at 11:00 a.m. (rain date 4/14 at 1:00 p.m.)

Mets Bus Trip
April 28th

Wantage Township Pageants (Little Miss, Little Mr. & Miss)
June 8

Wantage Township 5K
September 21

Wantage Township Fall Festival
September 28

Wantage Township Tree Lighting
December 6


Recreation Committee Notices and Reminders

The Recreation Committee 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!

Parks Hours
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.

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.