Town of New Canaan – Recreation Department
Programs Announcement

Summer Programs
The following programs have been cancelled-
Waveny Pool Swim Lessons
Pitch/Hit/Swim Baseball
Field Hockey and Baseball
Tennis and Baseball
XC Races at Waveny Park
Girls Volleyball
Boys Basketball
Youth Activities at the Waveny Pool
Outdoor Kids Concert
Family Fourth of July Celebration

The follow programs are on with modifications-
Waveny Day Camp
Camp Kidsville
Adult Summer Tennis Instruction
Youth Summer Tennis Instruction
Mens Tennis Workout
Co-Ed Tennis Point Play
Adult Volleyball
Waveny Outdoor Concert Series

The following programs are undecided-
Waveny Pool Swim Team; Dive Team; Water Polo Team
Waterworks at Waveny Pool 

Waveny Pool will open this summer possibly in late June.  Permits will go in sale soon.
Mead Tennis Courts will open this summer possibly this weekend.  Permits will go on sale soon.

Town of New Canaan – Recreation Department
Facilities Update

Waveny House and the Lapham Community Center are CLOSED to the Public.

Recreation Department Office will begin to service the public by appointment only beginning Monday, June 22.  Both the Recreation Office Staff and Lapham Community Center Staff are working normal business hours Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. the Staff is available by phone, and email to assist the public. 

The Carriage Barn Arts Center and the Powerhouse Theater are both CLOSED.

Here is the Status of our Public Park FacilitiesOur Town Parks remain OPEN. The open space is a great place to enjoy nature, exercise, walk, ride a bike, jog or play catch.  Just remember to maintain the requested social distancing while enjoying our open fields and trails in Waveny Park, Irwin Park, Mead Park, and Kiwanis Park. 

The Playgrounds at Mead Park, Kiwanis Park and Dixon are CLOSED.


  • The Baseball/Softball Fields and the outdoor fitness area CLOSED
  • The synthetic turf fields are OPEN to New Canaan residents for unorganized play Daily from 9:00 am. – 7:00 pm. 
  • All New Canaan youth and adult organization sport practices, games and gatherings are SUSPENDED at least through June 20th.
  • The Trails are open.
  • Spencer’s Run dog Park is now open. No new memberships will be sold this summer.  Only those with existing memberships have been extended to the fall.
  • Outdoor Restrooms by Athletic Fields –The Public restroom next to the Waveny Athletic Fields is CLOSED
  • The restroom at the back of Waveny Paddle Tennis Lodge servicing Spencer’s Run and Platform Tennis Courts is CLOSED.
  • The Paddle Tennis Courts and Paddle Lodge are CLOSED.
  • Waveny Pool is currently closed with a possibe opening date of late-June.


  • The Large Baseball field is CLOSED
  • Mellick and Gamble Fields are CLOSED.
  • The Playground is CLOSED
  • All New Canaan youth and adult organization sport practices, games and gatherings are suspended at least thru June 20th.
  • The Tennis Courts are still waiting for the Company to prepare them for the season. Hopefully they will be available next week. 
  • Public restrooms at the Mead Park Lodge are CLOSED

Irwin Park-

  • The trails are open, the Grass Athletic Fields are CLOSED.

Kiwanis Park-

  • The playground is CLOSED.  
  • The walking trail is open.
  • Kiwanis Swimming is currently CLOSED   

High School-

  • Track is open for walking/Jogging however there are No public restrooms available.
  • The High School Tennis Courts are Open for Play please visit to create an account so that you can make a reservation to use the courts.
  • Grass athletic fields are closed.

Saxe Middle School-

  • Grass Athletic Fields are CLOSED
  • Connor Field is CLOSED