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<p>Just outside of the center of town, Waveny Park is New Canaan's ultimate public park.  With entrances on South Avenue and Lapham Road, Waveny Park is open to all town residents and covers 250 acres of land offering everything from <a href="http://newcanaan.qscend.com/content/293/323/665/1532.aspx">paddle courts</a> and over three miles of jogging and walking trails, to a theatre and an art center. </p>
<p>Host of New Canaana's Annual Fourth of July Fireworks and Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Waveny Park is also home to the Powerhouse Performing Arts Center, route: {:action=>"show", :controller=>"listings", :id=>"powerhouse-performing-arts-center"} --> and the Carriage Barn. </p> <p>Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the Waveny mansion is the park's centerpiece and was once a summer home to some of New Canaan's most elite residents. Now, the castle-sized building is available for rent for special events and parties and is a popular wedding venue.  </p> <p>The New Canaan <a href="http://www.newcanaan.info/content/293/323/default.aspx">Recreation Department</a> office is also located in the Waveny house.</p> <p>Golfers can often be found practing their drive in the open field by Waveny house, and there's also a 12-hole <a href="http://www.pdga.com/course-details?id=3268&s=a1b23912e9b9717491cf38427ded8808">frisbee golf course</a> in the park.</p> <p>Next to the <!-- name: Waveny Park Swimming Pool is <a href="http://www.spencersrun.org/">Spencer's Run Dog Park</a> - a designated, fenced section of the park that invites all of our furry best friends to roam free. Waveny Park requires that dogs remain leashed at all times except when inside Spencer's Run Dog Park. </p>
677 South Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840
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  • Hours: By appointment
  • Hours: General park: dawn to dusk
  • Accessible: yes
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