The NCAF is an independent community based fundraising organization that works in partnership with the town of New Canaan. We believe athletics is a window to the community. We endeavor to support the community’s athletic facilities, broadly defined, in order to enhance the development and enrichment of athletic programs. Maintaining New Canaan’s long history of successful youth and high school sports benefits the community at large, bringing joy to parents and their children and distinction to the Town.
The NCAF identifies current and future needs across athletic facilities as agreed upon with the Town. We welcome input from the community, youth and high school coaches on additional field space and facility enhancements needed.
Turf replacement and field improvements are financially covered by both The NCAF and The Town of New Canaan. The NCAF will contribute to an endowment fund created to replace the turf at the end of its useful life through the collection of annual player field usage fees (50% of collected fee), plus rental monies collected from outside organizations using New Canaan fields via the newly created Enterprise Zone. Learn More.
The NCAF assists the Town of New Canaan with planning, development and construction of repairs and enhancements to facilities. The NCAF contributes the other 50% of collected per player annual field usage fees for non-turf related enhancements on fields. Learn More.
Dunning Field’s turf was resurfaced in the Summer of 2017 creating a safe environment for play that should last ten years.
In 2018, New Canaan High School’s track and field was resurfaced and expanded from six to eight lanes allowing the community and student athletes to enjoy increased space and safer conditions.
In 2018, WaterTower Turf 1’s surface was completely replaced and two additional turf fields, WaterTower 2 & 3, were constructed with lighting to create more opportunities for play throughout the year in all weather conditions.