The mission of Waveny Park Conservancy is to maintain, preserve and improve Waveny Park in perpetuity for all to enjoy

Waveny Park
Waveny Park is a 130 acre Estate of parkland and woodlands that welcomes over 250,000 visitors annually. Designed by the Olmsted Brothers Firm, sons of Frederick Law Olmsted who designed Central Park, NYC, Waveny is a jewel in the crown of New Canaan. The Park offers 4.5 miles of bucolic woodland trails, a peaceful pond and extensive lawns and meadows that provide both physical and mental benefits to the local Community.

Waveny Park Conservancy
Founded in 2015 as a public/private partnership with the Town of New Canaan, The Conservancy is a 501 (3) (c) Not For Profit that is the primary Advocate for the Waveny Park. It is managed by a Board of 12 people, who include both Town employees and local volunteers and who are responsible for all Operations, Maintenance and Landscape improvement projects.

The Conservancy is primarily funded by private donations. Since 2022, The Town of New Canaan has allocated $300,000 annually for approved capital improvement projects. This town allocation can only be released against matching private donations. As a result, The Conservancy must raise $300,000 in matching funds plus approximately $200,000 annually to fund Maintenance, Operating expenses and selective other capital projects executed at the Board’s discretion.

Art in the Park
More recently, The Conservancy has initiated an Art in the Park program. Composed of three elements: Sculptural benches or Benchamrks; Woodland Trail Art and mainstram high quality sculpture in the parkland. The first two benchmarks arrived in February 2024 and The Conservancy is actively looking for dnors to help build what is designed to become a significant sculptural installation in Fairfield County.



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