Weequahic Park

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Weequahic Lake

Weequahic Park is a park located in the south ward of Newark, New Jersey. Designed by the Olmsted Brothers firm, Weequahic Park has the largest lake in Essex County. The park opened on what had been the Waverly Fairgrounds. The word "Weequahic" is from the Lenni-Lenape Native American term for "head of the cove".[1]

The East Coast Greenway runs through the park.[2] West of Weequahic Park is Weequahic, a middle-class residential neighborhood. East of Weequahic Park is Dayton and Newark Liberty International Airport.


  1. ^ County of Essex: Weequahic Park, accessed September 21, 2006
  2. ^ East Coast Greenway New Jersey Committee

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Coordinates: 40°42′07″N 74°12′11″W / 40.702°N 74.203°W / 40.702; -74.203