Roughly bounded by Meeker Avenue, Dayton Street, Elizabeth Avenue, Union County border
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, 07114
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Weequahic Park is a park located in the south ward of Newark, New Jersey. Weequahic Park has the largest lake in Essex County. The park is 311.33 acres including the 80-acre lake.
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". Tradition holds that the lake in the park (once a cove) stood as the boundary between the Raritan and Hackensack bands of Lenape Indians.
In 1923, the park hosted the first American Track & Field championships for women.
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