Happenings & News

Welcome Benchmarks!

Welcome Benchmarks!

As part of an exciting new Art in the Park initiative, The Conservancy welcomed the arrival of the first two sculptural benches, or Benchmarks, on February 1st, 2024. Sculpted by the Scottish artist, Nigel Ross, the two Benchmarks are the first in a planned trail of five such Benchmarks throughout the Park. While Ross has a couple of his sculptures in the US, the Benchmark Trail is unique both in the US and worldwide. As functional art, they are designed to be sat and climbed on and we encourage you to bring your children to experience them

Weekend Action!

Weekend Action!

Waveny was a hive of activity this weekend with hardly a car parking space to be found! At least one wedding, numerous Holiday photo sessions in progress and a range of visitors enjoying the balmy weather, especially on Sunday. The Semida family, pictured above, enjoyed the benches in the Walled Garden along with her parents from Ukraine. They are regular visitors from Stamford while the Strother family from Darien enjoyed the new patio entrance below the house.

South Avenue Entrance

South Avenue Entrance

The main South Avenue park entrance received a major face lift on Friday with the installation of new plantings. Jennifer Anderson Design & Development planted an elegant arrangement of boxwoods and Lambs’ Ears backed by Viburnum and a few ferns. The entrance suffers from heavy shade, and in winter from road salt, but we are optimistic that this simple design will enhance the entrance through the Seasons.

Maple Walk Entrance Completed

Maple Walk Entrance Completed

It’s been three years in the making! It has endured Covid, supply chain issues, exorbitant bids and construction delays, but the new Lower entrance to the fountain is finally here, completed. Designed by local landscape design firm, Kathryn Herman Design, the new entrance features a new brick wall to hide the dumpsters, an inviting patio and extensive plantings to welcome you. All that is missing are two oak benches that are currently being made from recycled wood from the pond oak tree that was felled, last year. There is something very gratifying about using wood from the park and we look forward to installing this final piece of the design. The days of dumpster dodging are over and we are extremely grateful to Tiger Mann and John Howe for all their hard work and judgment in getting the project completed at a reasonable cost.

Waveny Park Conservancy

Waveny Park Conservancy is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Waveny Park Conservancy
PO Box 944
New Canaan, CT 06840