Parks Department

What We Do

The Parks Department maintains all Town parks and school grounds throughout the Town. This includes athletic field maintenance, leaf pickup and snow removal. There is a full time staff of 13 men.

Town Parks:

Mead Memorial Park:
Mead Park includes 1 full sized baseball field, 2 little league fields, playscape facilities, 8 clay tennis courts and 1 all season tennis court. There is also passive recreation around the 4.75 acre pond. Mead Park borders Bristow Bird Sanctuary, which has passive recreation by way of walking trails. Ice skating is allowed when conditions permit. When appropriate, skating is allowed (under the lights) until 10:00 p.m.

Waveny Park:
Waveny Park has 350 acres of active and passive recreation including 1 full sized baseball field, 4 softball fields, paddle courts, pool facilities, multiple soccer fields, extensive walking trails and Spencer's Run Dog Park.

Dixon Memorial Park:
Hoyt Street - Small community park with playscape.

Kiwanis Park:
Old Norwalk Road - including swimming, playscape and walking trails.

Connor Field:
Farm Road - Full sized baseball field and soccer fields

School Grounds and Athletic Fields:
New Canaan High School:

Athletic fields including three main sections used for soccer, football, lacrosse and track and field events. Also at the high school there is a synthetic surface running and walking track. The high school's main event stadium is Dunning Field, which has an artificial surface and is used for all sports. Besides Dunning Stadium there is also a second artificial field for practices and games.

Saxe Middle School:
Athletic fields including four fields used for soccer, football, lacrosse and two baseball backstops.

South School:
Small athletic field with a baseball backstop

East School:
Athletic field used for baseball and lacrosse

West School:
Athletic field used for baseball and soccer.

Other Areas:

Richmond Hill Parking Lot:
Maintain small grass area, shrubs and snow removal on walks only.

Center School Parking Lot:
Maintain grass areas, shrubs and snow removal on walks only.

Millport Park:
Maintain small grassed area and shrubs. Used for skating when ice conditions permit.

God's Acre:
Maintain grass

Nature Center:
Mow and trim grass areas.

Winter Activities - Snow Removal:
School Parking lots - Plowing and sanding (not sidewalks)

Sidewalks in Town - Help remove snow and sanding.

Town Buildings - Shovel and sand walks and stairs

Train Stations- Shovel and sand platforms and walks.

Contact Us
Main Number 203-594-3100

Monday - Friday

Winter 6:30a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Summer 6:00a.m - 2:30 p.m.

John Howe Superintendent of Parks

Saxe School Maintenance Garage (at Saxe Middle School)
Farm Road
New Canaan, CT 06840