“In a park we have indeed left the real world and entered the world of fantasy and make-believe, where nature, under the control of art, gives pleasure and rest and escape from today’s worries.”

Humphrey Carver, author Compassionate Landscape

One of Waveny Park Conservancy’s first projects in conjunction with the Town and generous support from the New Canaan Community Foundation, was to tackle the main pedestrian trail leading from South Avenue up to Waveny House.

The goal was to address safety concerns for pedestrians walking in the road along a significant blind curve, as well as to provide a more enjoyable walk or run. Part of the work involved clearing trees downed b y Hurricane Sandy while also clearing invasive undergrowth.

Pictured right for the for the first NCCF check presentation on August 1, 2016 were: from left, then Waveny Park Conservancy board members Chris Schipper and Caroline Garrity, donor Tom Nissley, Town Council Chairman Bill Walbert, WPC Chairman Bob Seelert, WPC Vice Chairman Bill Holmes, First Selectman Rob Mallozzi III, Town Councilman Kevin Moynihan, Leo Karl III of Karl Chevrolet and New Canaan Community Foundation, Department of Public Works Assistant Director Tiger Mann, Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Sally Campbell, contractor Nick Cambareri, and landscape architect Keith Simpson.

Photo Credit: Beth Shepherd Peters

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