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.
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 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.
Old Norwalk Road - including swimming, playscape and walking trails.
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.
Small athletic field with a baseball backstop
Athletic field used for baseball and lacrosse
Athletic field used for baseball and soccer.
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.
Maintain small grassed area and shrubs. Used for skating when ice conditions permit.
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.
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)
New Canaan, CT 06840