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Waveny Park Swimming Pool
677 South Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840

The Waveny Park Swimming Pool is open June through August and is a popular summer destination.

The 50-meterMore outdoor pool has lap lanes, a diving well, and is handicap accessible. The facility also sports a kiddie pool for toddlers and a full service snack bar. The pavillion houses dressing rooms, showers, and a first aid station. Lifeguards are on duty.

The Recreation Department organizes swim lesson and swim team programs at the pool.

Carriage Barn Arts Center at Waveny Park
681 South Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840

Established in 1895, the Carriage Barn Arts Center at Waveny Park is home to the New Canaan Society for the Arts, aMore member-based organization committed to promoting greater participation across the visual and performing arts. The Barn hosts premier art exhibitions free to the public, collaborates with local schools, sponsors workshops and hosts musical and community events in its gallery space.

The Barn also sponsors “Art in the Windows” which places art in retail stores for the enjoyment of New Canaan residents. All artwork in its exhibits is for sale and a percentage of sales directly supports the Carriage Barn.

The Carriage Barn is available for rental for meetings, private parties and non-profit events. Please contact the gallery administrator.

New Canaan Garden Club
89 Chichester Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840

The New Canaan Garden Club, founded in 1909, is affiliated with the Garden Club of America, whose mission is toMore stimulate knowledge and love of gardening. The New Canaan chapter is dedicated to educational programs and civic improvements to enhance the quality of life and protect the environment. The Garden Club cares for elaborate gardens and landscapes at Irwin Park, the Waveny Walled Garden and the Shirley Bird Garden at the Historical Society; it also provides floral arrangements for the Waveny Care Center. It also sponsors meetings, conferences and educational programs.


New Canaan Recreation Department
677 South Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840

Headquartered in historic Waveny House, the Recreation Department's goal is to enhance the quality of life for NewMore Canaan residents by using town resources such as public parks, public buildings, and public facilities to provide recreation and leisure activities for individuals and families. It offers a wide array of recreation services to suit residents' various needs and interests at a reasonable cost.

Recreational Programs for all ages are offered year-round. Programs include the team sports of Baseball, Soccer, Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Flag Football, Softball, Field Hockey and Tennis, plus individual instruction in Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Paddle Tennis, Running/XC, Swimming, Exercise, Diving, Guitar, and Field Hockey. Educational programs in Science, Nature, Magic and Computers along with Summer Day Camps for children and special events round out the offerings. New Canaan also has many public spaces and facilities available for the enjoyment of all, including Waveny House, Waveny Pool, Platform Tennis Courts, Mead Tennis Courts, Spencer’s Run, Kiwanis Park and the Waveny Park and Irwin Park hiking trails.

Residents may visit the Recreation Department office or website to sign up for programs, to obtain permits for tennis, paddle tennis and swimming, and to find information about New Canaan's parks and recreation facilities.

Summer Theatre of New Canaan
237 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840
Summer Theatre of New Canaan is a non-profit theatre which provides a great opportunity for the artistic and talentedMore members of the community to develop their talents. The theatre performs at Waveny Park and invites guests to bring picnics along for dinner and a show. Visit the Web site for more information and to purchase tickets.
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