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DARIEN

Beaches

Pear Tree Point Beach
Location: off Pear Tree Point Rd, Darien, CT 06820

Weed Beach (includes tennis & paddle tennis)
Location: off Nearwater Lane, Darien, CT 06820
Contact (tennis courts): 203 655 8511

Libraries & Bookstores

Darien Library
Location: 1441 Post Road
Contact: 203 655 1234

Barrett Bookstore
Location: 314 Heights Rd in Noroton Heights
Contact: 203 655 2712

 

Museums

Maritime Aquarium
Location: 10 N. Water St (Norwalk)
Contact: 203 852 0700

Stepping Stones Museum
Location: 303 West Ave Mathews Park (Norwalk)
Contact: 203 899 0606

 

Nature Centers

Darien Nature Center
Location: Cherry Lawn Park off of Brookside Rd
Contact: 203 655 7459

New Canaan Nature Center
Location: 144 Oenoke Ridge (New Canaan)
Contact: 203 966 9577

Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Location: 39 Scofieldtown Rd (Stamford)
Contact: 203 322 1646

 

Parks and Playgrounds

Baker Park Playground
Location: Located off of Noroton Ave

Cherry Lawn Park Playground
Location:  Cherry Lawn Park is a magnificent park that covers 27.5 acres off Brookside Road.  It includes tennis courts, a basketball court, community gardens, a wonderful playground area, a natural pond, gazebo, walking trails, a multi-use field , a softball field, picnic areas and a public restroom.  This is also home to Darien Nature Center.
Contact: 203 656 7325

Selleck’s Woods
Location: Selleck’s Woods is a 28 acre nature preserve located between I-95 and the Metro-North railroad.

Stony Brook Park
Location: Stony Brook Park is an 11.3 acre natural park located on Ledge Road.

Tilley Pond Park
Location: Tilley Pond Park covers over 8 acres of property in the center of Darien on the corner of Lakeside and West Avenues.

Weed Beach Playground
Location: off Nearwater Lane in Darien

Woodland Park
Location: Woodland Park Nature Preserve contains 64.7 acres of natural wonders.

NEW CANAAN

 

Parks and Playgrounds

Irwin Park

Location: Intersection of Weed Street & Wahackme Road
About: The 36 acre park has newly opened jogging/walking trails for your enjoyment

 

Kiwanis Park

Location: 77 Old Norwalk Road behind New Canaan Community Preschool.
About: Kiwanis Park is the Town public swimming facility located off Old Norwalk Road. Kiwanis Park is open June through August and includes a playstructure, outdoor basketball court, snack bar, and a picnic area. Clickhere for hours and information on the Kiwanis Park Swimming Facility.

 

 

 

Mead Park

Location: Off Park Street with one-way traffic exiting on to Richmond Hill Road.
About: Mead Park contains lighted and unlighted baseball fields and tennis courts, picnic areas, baseball batting cages, a large pond, playground area with playstructure, and lighted ice skating in the winter (weather permitting). Newly opened, the Lodge at Mead Park offers an open air eating area (The Apple Cart), air conditioned bathrooms, and a food service for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A beautiful terrace overlooks the fields with tables to sit and eat the great food served at the snack bar.

 

 

Waveny Park

Location: Entrances at 677 South Avenue and off Lapham Road.
About: 250 acres of parkland including Waveny House in the center which houses the office of the New Canaan Recreation Department. Waveny Park contains approximately 3.5 miles of jogging/walking trails, soccer, baseball, and softball fields, picnic area, Platform Tennis Courts, Waveny Park Swimming Facility, artificial turf Water Tower Field and lots of open area. Waveny Park also contains the PowerHouse Performing Arts Center, The Carriage Barn, Spencer’s Run Dog Park, Lapham Community Center and The Waveny Lodge and Platform Tennis Courts. Click here for hours and information on the Waveny Park Swimming Pool.

 

 

Bristow Bird Sanctuary

Location: Old Stamford Road & Oak Grove Place
About: Contains a quiet secluded spot to walk on wooded trails and enjoy nature.

Ed Dixon Memorial Park

Location: Small vest-pocket park located off Hoyt Street & E. Maple Street
About: Contains a small playground area with a playstructure.

Mill Pond Park

Location: Millport Avenue & East Avenue
About: Contains a large pond with walking trails. Weather permitting, the pond is lighted for ice skating in the winter.

 

Libraries & Bookstores

New Canaan Library

151 Main Street, New Canaan. 203 594 5000

 

Elm Street Books

35 Elm Street, New Canaan. 203 966 4545

 

 

Movie Theater

89 Elm Street, New Canaan. 203 594 9884
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Museums, Galleries, & The Arts

Carriage Barn Arts Center

681 South Avenue (Waveny Park), New Canaan. 203 972 1895

The Glass House

199 Elm Street, New Canaan. 203 594 9884

Heather Gaudio Fine Art

66 Elm Street, New Canaan. 203 801 9590

Maritime Aquarium

10 N. Water St, Norwalk. 203 852 0700

New Canaan Historical Society

13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan. 203 966 1776

Silvermine Arts Center

1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan. 203 966 9700

Sorelle Gallery Fine Art

84 Main Street, New Canaan. 203 920 1900

Stepping Stones Museum

303 West Ave Mathews Park, Norwalk. 203 899 0606

Summer Theater of New Canaan

70 Pine Street, New Canaan. 203 966 4634

Town Players of New Canaan

679 South Ave, New Canaan. 203 966 7084

 

Nature Centers & Farms

New Canaan Nature Center

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan. 203 966 9577

 

Stamford Nature Center

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. 203 322 1646

Grace Farms

365 Lukes Wood Rd, New Canaan. 203 920 1702

 

 

For the Community

Chamber of Commerce

91 Elm Street, New Canaan (Above Movie Theater). 203 966 2004
Shop & Eat Local with a Town Gift Card

 

Recreation Center

677 South Ave, New Canaan (Waveny House – Upstairs). 203 594 3600

 

Town Hall

77 Main St, New Canaan. 203 594 3070

 

YMCA

564 South Ave, New Canaan. 203 966 4528
Renovation due to be completed Spring 2017
Click here for more information on what the renovation will include.

 

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