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“Great trails for walking”
Review of Waveny Park

Waveny Park
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in New Canaan
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Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great trails for walking”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Have jogged through the park for years. The trails are a delight through protected woods and open fields with wide vistas. They can get muddy in wet weather.

Visited December 2013
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New Canaan, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Beautiful Town Park”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

A beautiful town park, once a large family farm. Waveny Castle, the former main house, can now be rented for functions. The Carriage Barn hosts temporary art exhibitions open to the public. The gardens around the main house are open to the public, as are the extensive lawns and trails suitable for walking or jogging. Spencer's Dog Run requires both residents and non-residents to purchase passes. Lapham Community Center houses the activities of the Sr. Center, most of which are open only to New Canaan residents. The Olympic-size swimming pool, open between Memorial Day and Labor Day, requires a season pass. All buildings are attractively landscaped and like the grounds are immaculately maintained. The Park is the site of the annual July 4th party and fireworks, passes required. There is no playground. Town residents can picnic as they wish.

Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Enchanting Location”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Went to a wedding in Waveny Park. The grounds were beautiful and something out of a storybook or painting! The house was old and rustic. What a great location!

Visited September 2013
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Connecticut
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful Grounds, Great Wedding Location”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

We had our wedding here and it went perfectly. The staff was fantastic and made everything so easy. We go back to walk our dogs and take pictures. The surrounding park is huge.

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Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
Level 6 Contributor
202 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Lovely!”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

I've been to Waveny for a few different events and the grounds and building are beautiful. My understanding is that they have a tendency to be booked far in advance and (I think) they give preference to New Canaan residents, but it does make a lovely backdrop for weddings and other events. You do have to be prepared to bring in everything on your own (catering, linens, etc.) but that's the same with many venue options. On the flip side, the park is a nice place to go for a picnic or nice walk - safe and well-kept. I'm a Justice of the Peace and have brought couples there for informal ceremonies - they've always loved it and I've never had a problem (it is a public park, after all!).

Visited May 2013
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