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The Vision of Weequahic Park Sports Authority 

WPSA Chat with United Parks As One
04/15/2023

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The Weequahic Park Sports Authority Conservancy, a notable local NGO, has been dedicated to improving Weequahic Park and its neighboring areas in the Southward region since 2012. 

The organization has made considerable strides by helping individuals achieve their collective goal of area enhancement through community collaboration.

They have primarily used a sweat equity bartering system and networked with compassionate residents to accomplish their goals. Despite limited financial support and recognition from the government, the organization has ingeniously fulfilled its objectives by leveraging volunteerism, seasonal staff, and fostering resident cooperation.

The Weequahic Park Sports Authority Conservancy stands as a testament to the power of community involvement and the extraordinary achievements possible when people unite for a shared purpose.

From its inception in 2012, the Weequahic Park Sports Authority Conservancy has invested over 100,500 hours in the restoration and rejuvenation of Weequahic Park and its adjacent communities, collaborating with Essex County, Rutgers, NJIT, high school students, and local residents.

The organization has also been a strong advocate for beautification, capital improvement projects, and sports and recreation advocacy, significantly uplifting the Southward region and serving as a model for other organizations.

The Weequahic Park Sports Authority operates independently, aiding improvements through effective partnerships with Essex County and advocacy groups. Their significant contributions include transforming two playgrounds into adventure-themed spaces for families and children, refurbishing tennis and paddleball courts, and supporting upgrades to the golf course.

Below are pictures of our work.

We are diligently working to control illegal dumping and graffiti.

About Us

Weequahic Park Sports Authority is a non-profit organization that was established in 2012 with the aim of preserving and restoring the historical aspects of the county park. The organization works in partnership with Essex County to achieve this goal. In addition to this, Weequahic Park Sports Authority provides various sports and enrichment activities for the youth in the community. The organization believes in creating an Urban Suburban Oasis for everyone to enjoy, and it collaborates with various groups to achieve this objective. With its focus on youth development and community engagement, Weequahic Park Sports Authority is a valuable asset to the community.

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