Wantage Township New Jersey

888 State Highway 23

Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee

Committee members are appointed by the mayor at the Township reorganization meeting. Vacancies are filled throughout the year. Residents who are interested in serving on this committee may fill out and submit a volunteer application.


The Wantage Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December) at the Municipal Building at 7 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. A notice will be posted if a meeting is canceled. Agendas and approved minutes are posted on the website.


Minutes and agendas are posted on the meetings page. Click here to go to the meetings page.


Recreation Secretary
Nicole Dunn
phone: 973-875-7192 (option #5)

2022 Committee Members

Warren Wisse president regular member 3-year term Term expires 12/31/23
Gary Margiotta vice-president regular member 2-year term Term expires 12/31/22
Darryl Wuhrl regular member 3-year term Term expires 12/31/23
Susan Weiss regular member 2-year term Term expires 12/31/22
Heather Hill regular member 1-year term Term expires 12/31/24
Ben Cerrutti alternate 1 2-year term Term expires 12/31/22
vacant alternate 2 1-year term Term expires 12/31/21

2022 Events

Please note that dates are tentative due to the undertainty of the COVID future.

Wantage Township Easter Egg Hunt
April 9 at 10:00 a.m. (bad weather date: April 16 at 10:00 a.m.)

Spring Plant Exchange
May 21 at 9:00 a.m.

Town-wide Garage Sale
May 28 and 29

Wantage Township Pageants (Little Miss, Little Mr. and Miss)
June 4

Wantage Township Fishing Contest
July 9

Fall Plant Exchange
September 17 at 9 a.m.

Family Fun 5K
September 24

Wantage Fall Festival
October 8

Christmas Tree Lighting
December 2

Recreation Notices

Coronavirus-Related Announcements

Wantage Parks Are Open
Maintain 6 feet apart from others — for your safety and theirs.
All organized sports and group activities are not to be held until further notice.

The Recreation Committee reminds everyone who uses our parks:

  • Use caution and watch your speed entering and exiting the park. (Be alert for 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.

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!


For information about our parks, please refer to the Parks page.


If you are interested in performing public service in our community by serving on this committee, please download the Citizen Leadership Form and submit it to the Township Administrator.