Kiwanis Park Swimming (Seasonal) Opening 6/12

Kiwanis Park Swimming 2021
Kiwanis Park Swimming permit sales will begin April 5th.  CLICK HERE (beginning April 5th) for the purchase of Kiwanis 2021 permits
Kiwanis Park will open to the public on June 12, 2021

The Kiwanis Park swimming facility is operated by the Town of New Canaan Recreation Department and is located off Old Norwalk Road. It is a seasonal facility open early June through late August of each year. Kiwanis Park is a large man-made pond that is spring water-fed and circulated daily with treatments to meet the state standards for clean water. The pavilion greatly enhances the park and offers separate restrooms, a snack bar, and a deck with picnic tables. New shade umbrellas will be installed this summer. The park also contains a large NEW play structure. New Canaan residents must purchase permits for their individual vehicles to enter Kiwanis Park for its use.

Permits, Fees and Hours
2021 Season
Weekends June 12 - August 15  11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Weekdays June 14 - 18  10:00 am - 6:00 pm
                   June 21 - August 13 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Independence Day July 4th 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Permit Process- 
Kiwanis Park will continue the photo identification card membership process in 2021. Passes will go on sale April 5th. Residents who use Kiwanis Park must obtain a photo identification membership card before entering the park. This card will serve as an individual season pass for the card holder.

The purchase of a Kiwanis Park Pass may only be made online through the Recreation Department online registration system.  The fee must be paid by credit card only (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) at the time of registration.

Photo Identification Card
Entrance to the Kiwanis Park will be permitted by a Photo Identification Card only. A photo of each individual, ages 2 and older, will be taken at membership registration. Children under the age of 2 require a membership pass but without a photo. This Photo ID Card must be presented and swiped in at the gate upon each and every entry to the Kiwanis Park with no exceptions. Pass holders must present their Photo ID Card to sign in a guest. Lost pass/reprint fee is $5.


Certain Waveny Pool Membership classifications include free Kiwanis Park Memberships.
Waveny Pool Family Aquatic Passes include a free Kiwanis Park Family Membership.
Waveny Pool Individual Adult, Individual Youth, Individual Senior, or Individual Nanny Aquatic Pass includes a free Individual Kiwanis Park pass.

Family (includes spouses and all unmarried children under age 21 living with them only) - $15 
Individual Adult/Youth - $15.
Individual Senior (age 62 and older) - Free

All guests must be signed in by a Kiwanis Park Membership pass holder.

Rules and Regulations
All individuals must enter the facility at the main gate and display a valid Kiwanis Park photo identification card to the gate attendant.

Children under the age of 10 must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times while at Kiwanis Park. After 6:00 p.m., children 14 and under must be supervised by an adult.

Children ages 5 and under must be supervised by an adult in the water with them at all times.

Proper swimming attire is mandatory. Swimsuits must conform to accepted standards of decency.

NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES ON THE BEACH. Eating and drinking of non-alcoholic beverages is permitted under the pavilion area. Plastic water and squirt bottles are permitted on the beach. PLEASE DO NOT BRING GLASS OR GLASS BOTTLES ON TO THE BEACH. Please pitch-in and help keep Kiwanis Park clean by placing trash in the proper receptacles which are provided in the pavilion and playground areas.

No alcoholic beverages are allowed in Kiwanis Park.

Smoking (cigarettes, pipes, cigars, and electronic smoking devices) is not allowed on the beach or in the Snack Bar/Pavilion areas..

Children who are not toilet trained must wear waterproof pants over cloth diapers or swimmies while in the water. DISPOSABLE DIAPERS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE WATER. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. For sanitary purposes, please take children in diapers into the changing rooms to remove dirty diapers and to wash your child thoroughly with warm water and soap before entering the water. This will help prevent germs from getting in the water and prevent water illnesses.

Please no hanging on float lines and pipes.

Non-swimmers must stay inside roped areas.

No running or diving into the water from the beach.

Only U.S.C.G. approved Type I, II, and III flotation devices, other vest-like flotation devices, bathing suits with built-in floats on front and back, and two-sided learn-to-swim devices secured with a harness are permitted for use at Kiwanis Park. No other swim or flotation equipment of any kind is allowed in the water, except when being used by Recreation Department activity. SCUBA equipment, including mask, fins and snorkel are prohibited.

In the event of an emergency all patrons on the beach are expected to follow the directions of the lifeguards and/or emergency personnel.

A Lightning Detection System is now installed at the Kiwanis Park Facility. When this system activates an audible alarm and strobe light, it is warning partrons to please clear the water and facility and move to your car for protection. Kiwanis will not reopen until the Lightning Detection System sounds an alarm to the lifeguards who will reopen the facility at that time.

Patrons under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be denied entrance to Kiwanis Park.

Anyone creating a mess, damage or a disturbance in the dressing rooms, toilets, showers or anywhere on the park grounds will be permanently barred from using the Park or Facilities.

Patrons must be out of the water 15 minutes prior to the closing time and out of the facility at closing time.

Lifeguards have the final decision regarding all Kiwanis rules.

Cameras, camera phones and all visual recording devices are not allowed in the bathrooms and locker rooms.

Dogs and other animals are not allowed in the water and not permitted in the Kiwanis Park Facility.

The Recreation Department reserves the right to change existing rules; regulate hours of use; enact new rules to meet the changing conditions at Kiwanis; clear the Kiwanis area during threat of electrical storms or other potentially hazardous situations; close a portion of Kiwanis for special events.