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PROGRAM INFORMATION                 ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK- sends you directly to the online registration

SPRING Programs registration begins February 1                  

SUMMER Programs registration begins April 1                  

FALL Programs registration begins July 1           ONLINE REGISTRATION- HOW TO- system instructions         

WINTER Programs registration begins November 1                   


WAVENY HOUSE- rental information, rules and regulations, fees, contract, picture tour of the house, driving directions



Waveny Pool

Kiwanis Park                                       

Mead Park                                            

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

Mead Park Lodge                                    

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

Spencer’s Run                                   

Waveny House                                    

Lapham Community Center               

Waveny Park                                             

Irwin Park                                                    

Waveny Trail Map                                  

Irwin Trail Map                                     

Mill Pond                                              

Ed Dixon Park                                         

Bristow Bird Sanctuary                                                      

NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP- register here to receive our monthly newsletter of programs and special events

 PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION- meeting dates, agendas & minutes       

Radio Controlled Recreational Aircraft/Drones - Rules and Regulations                  

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES- part-time seasonal job opportunities 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