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SPRING Programs             

SUMMER Programs                     

FALL Programs                                 

WINTER Programs     

 ONLINE REGISTRATION- HOW TO- system instructions                        


*rental information, rules and regulations, fees, contract, picture tour of the house, driving directions*


RECREATION FACILITIES & PARKS (click for information)

Waveny Pool

Kiwanis Park    

  Mead Park        

Mead Park Lodge

 Spencer's Run Lapham Community Center 

Waveny Park

Irwin   Park  

 Mill Pond Park  

 Waveny Trail Map

 Irwin Trail Map  Ed Dixon Park  

 Mead Park Tennis Courts 

 Bristow Bird Sanctuary  Waveny Paddle Courts

Mead Park Tennis Courts
ONLINE COURT RESERVATIONS- Tennis Court permit holders only           

Waveny Paddle Courts ONLINE COURT RESERVATIONS- Waveny Paddle Court permit holders only                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP- receive our monthly newsletter of programs & special events

 PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION- meeting dates, agendas & minutes       

Radio Controlled Recreational Aircraft/Drones - Rules and Regulations                                     

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES- part-time seasonal jobs and application forms

LAPHAM COMMUNITY CENTER Sends you directly to the LCC website                                                 

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the New Canaan Recreation Department to enhance the quality of life for New Canaan residents by utilizing all resources under our control including public parks, public buildings, and public facilities to foster beneficial use of personal and family time for recreation and leisure. To accomplish this, we will provide and promote a wide variety of quality recreation services that meet citizen needs and interests at a reasonable cost. 

Contact Us

Facility Telephones:

Recreation Office and Waveny House 203-594-3600
Waveny Paddle Tennis Courts 203-594-3621
Lapham Community Center 203-594-3620
Fields Hotline (recording) 203-594-3610
Mead Park Tennis Courts 203-594-3618
Senior Center 203-594-3620
Kiwanis Park Lifeguard 203-594-3615
Parks Department 203-594-3100
Waveny Pool Lifeguard 203-594-3627
Recreation Department FAX 203-594-3606

Stephen E. Benko, Jr., Recreation Director

William K. Kapp, Jr., Assistant Recreation Director

Steven C Dayton, Recreation Program Manager

Lyn Bond, Lapham Center Director

Aggie Aspinwall, Lapham Center Program Manager

Beatrice Watkins, Recreation Office Manager

Deborah DiMuzio, Recreation Office Secretary

Butch Landon, Waveny House Maintenance
Location:     Recreation Department Office - Waveny Park, Waveny House, 2nd Floor
Office Hours:     Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mailing Address:    New Canaan Recreation Department, Post Office Box 852, 677 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT 06840