Last Updated: February 18, 2015
  • Christmas Parade winners can pick up their awards at HPR

Office Hours

Monday ~ Thursday
114 East Liberty St
Harrington, DE 19952
phone 302-398-7975
fax 302-398-7945
**When visiting the Recreation Center, please do not park in front of the open gate. This blocks cars in and out of the parking lot.

Floor Renovation at HPR

Harrington Parks & Recreation will be CLOSED beginning March 1, 2015 for 3-4 weeks in order the install the new flooring.  Spring program registrations during that period can be mailed to HPR.

Ladies Fit CLasses

Classes begin Thursday, January 29, 2015Burn up to 1500 calories in 45 minutes listening to music from great hop hop artists like Beyonce and Rhianna. Yoga mats are optional, (but are helpful when you are on your knees). Learn new dance steps and have fun while you get fit!  These classes are designed for women to work their bodies in a fun way.  CLASSES will be held on Thursdays from 7-7:45PM and Saturday mornings from 10-1045AM.  Cost:  $5.00 per class.

Dance 2014/2015

YOUTH Indoor Field Hockey

CLASSES BEGIN ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4th FROM 6-7PM. Registrations are still being accepted for youth indoor field hockey.  This is an instructional program for grades K-5 to be held at the recreation center during the month of February. Cost: $75 w/equipment; $50 registration only.

Mat Ratz Wrestling

This is an instructional program for children ages 5-12 years old.  This program is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning January 6, 2015 and ending on February 26, 2015. This program will be held at South B Elementary. Fee: $60 for the first participant and $50 for the second participant in the same family.  The Beginner class will start at 6:15pm and the Advanced class will start at 7:00pm.  Registration forms can be found in the menu at the left of the website page.  For more information call 302-398-7975.

Spring Soccer

Registration for Spring Soccer is ongoing through February 20, 2015.  We offer tot soccer (ages 2 & 3), through the U12 age division.  You can stop by the office during regular business hours, or print and mail your registration in from our website.  Cost: $65. for the first player in the family, $55. for the second player in the family, $45. for each additional player in the family.  TOT soccer is $40.  No requests will be taken for the U10 and U12 divisions in order to try to maintain fair and equal play.  Any requests in the younger age divisions are on a first come first serve basis.  Please note requests are NOT a guarantee.


Registrations will be ongoing from January 5, 2015 through March 30, 2015 or until classes fill, whichever comes first.  This program is for children ages 6 to 15 years old and is limited to the first 30 registered participants per class.  These classes focus on the instruction of different types of jumps and tumbles of cheer as well as safety and motions of cheer and dance.  Cheernastics will also cover techniques with tumbling, basing and flying.  The cost is $75.00.

Basic Tumbling & Gymnastics

Registrations for Basic Tumbling & Gymnastics will be ongoing from January 5, 2015 through March 30, 2015 or classes fill, whichever comes first.  This program is for children 4-9 years old and is limited to the first 30 registered participants.  Classes begin in April and end in June.  Classes will teach the proper techniques in tumbling, jumps and motions.  The cost is $60. and all classes will be held at the Harrington Parks & Rec building.

Harrington Christmas Parade Results

Equestrian - 1. First State Coon Hunters

Marching Band - 1. Polytech High School   2. Lake Forest High School

Auto Club - 1. Blue Hen Traditions

Commercial Float - 1. Vintage Signs  2. Dr Energy Saver  3. R & R Merchantile

Antique Car - 1. 1929 Model A Ford (Jones)  2. 1965 Metropolitan Police Cruiser  3. 1941 Chevy Truck (Carver)

Non-Commercial Float - 1. Harrington Lions Club  2. Pop Warner Cheer  3. DE Express Softball

Motorized Vehicle - 1. Gilbert's Tires & Wheels  2. Mid State Fuel

Antique Tractor Individual - 1. 1930 John Deere (Towers)  2. 1956 Farmall 300 (Denny)  3. 1940 Farmall B (Slezak)

Church Float - 1. Calvary Weslyan Church

Group Marching- 1. American Legion CKRT Post 7

Boy Scouts- 1. Harrington Boy Scout Troop 534

Cub Scouts-  1. Cub Scout Pack 79

Girl Scouts- 1. Troop 83   2. Troop 913   3. Troop 1106

4-H Clubs- 1.  Vernon Creek   2. Pure Country   3. Mid State


Best Appearing Tanker, Brush, Engine, and Company without a Marching Unit - Houston

Best Appearing Pumper- Magnolia

Beat Appearing Little Miss - Danielle Santillian

Best Appearing Jr Miss- Kaitlyn Tribbitt

Best Appearing Lil Chief - Michael Tribbitt


Judges Award- 1. 1931 Fire Truck (Hart)   2. Westville 4-H   

Special Performance- 1. Houston Miniature Brush Truck


The Harrington Parks & Recreation Center will be open for any adult wishing to get out of the elements and walk. Treadmills, Nautilus Machines, exercise bikes and elipticals are available for use also. Adults will be able to use the center Monday through Friday while we are open. All participants must be 18 years of age or older and sign a registration form and provide valid ID before using fitness room or gym. Registration for the fitness program is $50/person and $75/couple annually. If you have any questions please call our office at 398-7975.



Come and join us for our Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, May 15, 2015.  We have started taking registrations for foursomes that day.  Registrations are limited to the first 25 teams. The tournament will be held at Jonathan's Landing Golf Course in Magnolia, DE.  The Cost:  $300.00 per foursome and the deadline is May 8, 2015.  Fee includes golf cart, open range and luncheon.  Awards, prizes and luncheon will take place after play.  For more information or to register, please contact Bill Falasco at HPR, 398-7975.

Harrington Heritage Day

Heritage Day is Saturday, August 29, 2015.  We are taking vendor registrations for this event.The FORMS can be found on the menu under REGISTRATIONS.

Harrington Parks & Recreation Department Procedure

*All accounts and registration fees from past or current programs must be in good standing in order to register for a new program.
*All fees are non-refundable.

*If any registrations are accepted after the deadline, there will be a $10 late fee per participant applied. This applies to all programs.

Pop Warner Football and Cheer Meetings

The monthly Executive Board Meeting for Pop Warner Football and Cheer will be at 6:oopm, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at the Rec center.   Meetings will be open to the public after the executive session around 6:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend if they wish.

Friends of Harrington Parks & Recreation

Mission Statement:
The mission of the organization is to support and promote Harrington Parks and Recreation for the benefit of the citizens of Harrington and outlying areas, to include to Kent & Sussex County Delaware. Further, the group will support and cooperate with the Harrington Parks and Recreation in developing parks and recreation services and facilities; to establish and maintain funds to accomplish these goals.
The Friends of Harrington Parks & Recreation meet the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the Recreation Center.  Everyone is welcome.

Let's help out the Harrington Food Pantry...We are looking for donations of soup for "Souper" Bowl Sunday.  Donations can be placed in the collection box in the lobby at Harrington Parks and Recreation.  Although it is "Souper" Bowl Sunday, we will graciously accept any non-perishable donation.  All collected items will be delivered to the Harrington Food Pantry on Thursday, January 30th. (Please note: we cannot accept out dated food).


The Harrington Parks and Recreation Center is helping the Kent County SPCA by collecting items on their wish list. The Kent County SPCA struggles to keep up with the flow of animals, attempting to provide for their health needs and physical comfort. In order to assist the animals at this time, they are asking for your help.
Please consider helping in whatever capacity you are able. The staff, volunteers and animals at KCSPCA will love you for it. Remember, together we can create miracles.
For information on volunteering or becoming a foster family please visit their website at or call the shelter at 302-698-3006. For information on adopting a new pet, please visit the animals at the shelter, 32 Shelter Circle, Camden, DE. “They” will direct you from there…..

Wish List


Parrot Food/Toys, Rubbing Alcohol, Dish Liquid, Bleach, Detergent, Paper Towels, Blankets, Cloth Towels, Rabbit Hay & Food, XL Trash Bags, CatScratch Boards, Cat/Dog Toys, Cotton Balls, Ferret Food/Toys, Leashes/Collars, Hand Soap, Dog/Cat Treats, Kitty Litter, Kiddie Pools

You can drop off any of the items listed on the wish list in the collection box at the Recreation Center.
Thank you for your help!!!!

Upcoming Events

Tuesday,  Mar 10
Pop Warner Football/Cheer Meeting 6:00pm

For a complete calendar listing, click here!