Draft recommendations for Darien’s new parks master plan were presented during a Parks & Recreation Commission meeting last week and residents offered their feedback as the planning process approaches its completion. The Parks Master Plan is designed to provide a 10-year outlook on how the town can best utilize and improve its parks, beaches and open space.
There are more than 200 acres of park space spread across about a dozen sites in Darien. Sellecks Woods and Dunlap Woods make up the bulk of that space while Cherry Lawn Park is the largest traditional park at 27.5 acres. Darien’s beaches are included in the planning process as well, along with town-owned property at 30 Edgerton Street and the newly purchased parcel at the Ox Ridge Hunt Club.