Last Updated: August 25, 2016

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.

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.

T'ai Chi (Yang Short Form, Beginner)

Meet and greet Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 10-11AM at the Harrington Parks and Recreation Department.  Instructor, Spike Adams.  The class, through the use of slow focused movements, will help increase physical balance and coordination, lower blood pressure, relieve stress and improve circulation.  Cost:  6 week class is $40.


YOGA in Harrington!  Yoga is for anybody ~ in any body, at Harrington Parks & Recreation.  The first session will begin on Saturday, September 10 from 8:30-10AM.  Bring a towel, water bottle and a yoga mat. The yoga we offer is accessible by all types of people from the young to the elderly.  Whether you are in shape or looking to get healthier, yoga has a benefit for you.  Walk in $5 or 6 sessions $25.  Please contact HPR if you would like to participate.

Beyond the Movement Dance

 DANCE OPEN HOUSE/REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ON AUGUST 30th & 31st FROM 5-7PM.   This is a 10 month program with a recital at the end of the program year.  Classes are held weekly at our dance studio.  This is an instructional program that places emphasis on the art of dance and the whimsy of childhood.  The dance program not only focuses on the technical aspect of dance but the personal growth of our dancers as well. 

Classes offered are: Monday~Intermediate to Ballet, Beginner Ballet, Musical Theater.  Tuesday~Intro to Ballet & Tap 1, Intermediate Hip-Hop, Tap1.  Wednesday~Creative Movement for Tots, Intro Ballet/Tap2, and Jazz..  Thursday~Intermediate Ballet, Pre~Point Ballet, Teen~Adult Ballet and Teen~Adult Jazz.

One time Registration Fee $40.00, ($15.00 + $25.00 Costume Deposit).

Creative Movement for Tots ~ $45.00 per month.

Intermediate Ballet, (2 night classes per week), $80.00 per month. *Add Pre~Point $100.00 per month.

1 Regular Class ~ $55.00 per month.

2 Classes ~ $90.00 per month.   ($110.00 if one of the classes is Intermediate Ballet).

3 Classes ~ $120.00 per month.  ($140.00 if one of the classes is Intermediate Ballet).

4 Classes ~ $140.00 per month.  ($160.00 if one of the classes is Intermediate Ballet).

Youth Fall Field Hockey

Registrations for outdoor field hockey has begun for 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th graders.  This is an instructional program that includes 30 minutes of skill training and 1 hour of scrimmaging.  This program will run for 6 weeks on Sundays from 5-6:30pm at W.T. Chipman Middle School beginning on September 11th and ending on October 16th.  Cost is $25 per child and includes a jersey.  (You are responsible for your equipment:  stick, mouth guard, shin guards, and cleats).  Registration forms are found under the Registration Menu at the left.  You can also register at HPR.


Registration for FALL Tennis is beginning.  Learn a lifetime sport!  Playing tennis gets you moving~and moving is good for the body and the mind.  One of the great things about tennis is that it's a sport that can be played any age and at any skill level.  Tennis is a low-impact sport and can be learned easily.  This is offered for children from 7-13 years old.  Classes will be held at the Lake Forest High School tennis courts twice a week for four weeks.  The cost is $50 per person.  If you need to order a racket there is an additional $15 charge.  Classes will start around the middle of September.  Exact date to be determined.

Heritage Day

Our ANNUAL HERITAGE DAY is on SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2016.  The parade will begin at 9:00AM.  We are now taking vendor registrations for this event.  All forms are listed under "Registration Forms" listed on the menu bar at the left of the screen.  We look forward to having you come out and enjoy the festivities. We are still looking for Info Booths and Non Food Vendors.

Adult Fitness

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.

Community Garden

The Community Garden is underway!  Lasts years' garden was a great success. All vegetables are free.WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS TO COME OUT AND HELP KEEP THE GARDEN WEEDED.  We appreciate everyone who helps us in this worthwhile cause.  If you or your group are interested in working to help maintain our garden, please call HPR.



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.

HELP THE First State Animal Center & SPCA AT HPR!!!

The Harrington Parks and Recreation Center is helping the First State Animal Center & SPCA by collecting items on their wish list. The First State Animal Center & 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 will love you for it. Remember, together we can create miracles.
For information on volunteering or becoming a foster family please 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, Sep 13
Pop Warner Football/Cheer Meeting6:00pm

For a complete calendar listing, click here!