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  • Dance
  • Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Ladies Night Fit Class
  • Pop Warner Football & Cheer

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.

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.

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.

Little Spartans Pop Warner Football & Cheer Signups

JULY 1-18th - PAYMENT IS DUE.  The cost is $110.00 for the first child and $90.00 for each additional child in the family. All registrations between July 19 -July 28th will be assessed a $10.00 late fee to complete registration. You must also bring your child's current physical, 4th marking period report card and any paperwork you may be missing.  You may drop off your paperwork/payment at the rec center during regular business hours, Mondays-Thursdays from 8am-4pm and on Fridays between 8am and 12pm.

Yard Sale-RESCHEDULED for Saturday, October 4, 2014

Harrington Parks & Recreation will host a large multi-participant yard sale on, Saturday, October 4th, at the Recreation Center.  Spaces are first come first serve basis and are $10.00/indivisual or $15.00/business/cosultant.  Spaces are 10ftx15ft.  Contact the office if you would like to register.  Please, no food vendors as Harrington Parks & Recreation will have concessions available.

Dance 2014/2015

Registrations for our Dance program will begin on July 1, 2014. Programs offered for children as young as 3 1/2 years old!  This is a 10 month program with a recital 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 currently offered are Creative Movement for Tots, Intro to Dance, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz and Musical Theater. For a complete list of monthly tuition costs, please visit our website.

Fall Soccer

Registration for FALL Soccer begins on July 1, 2014.  We offer tot soccer (ages 2 & 3), through the U12 age division.  You can stop by the office during regular business hours any day until the deadline, (Aug 11, 2014). Our uniform order must be turned in by August 12th in order to start games by September 6th. You may also print a registration form from our website and mail it in with payment. 

Cost: $65 for the first player in the family, $55 for the second player in the family, and $45 for each additional players in the family.  Tot soccer is $40.    NO REQUESTS WILL BE TAKEN FOR THE U10 & U12 age groups in order to try to maintain fair and equal play.  Any requests in the younger age divisions must be made on the registration from and are on a first come first serve basis.    PLEASE NOTE:  Requests are not a guarantee. A $10 late fee will apply after August 11, 2014.

Our program is a success because of GREAT volunteers!  All of our coaches are parent volunteers.  If you are interested in coaching, please indicate so on your childs registration form.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

COACHES MEETINGS will be on Monday, August 4th, (U6) 6:00pm, (U8) 6:30pm and Tuesday, August 5th, (U10) 6:00pm, (U12) 7:00pm.


Fall Tennis

Beginning July 1, 2014 we will be accepting registrations for FALL Tennis. Learn a lifetime sport-Tennis! Classes will be held at Lake Forest High School on Mondays and Wednesdays from September 8, 2014 through October 1, 2014. This program is open for ages 7-13.


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.

Tai Chi for Adults

The ancient art of Tai Chi uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of today's busy lifestyles and improve health. Come and try Tai Chi at Harrington Parks & Recreation on Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00am. This is for adults, both men & women! There is no charge for this class.


Yoga Classes will resume in the Fall.  We are looking at providing not only day but evening classes also.  Please call HPR with your preference.  We need a minimum of 8 people.  The cost is $8.00 per class or 10 classes for $70.00.

Harrington Heritage Day

Harrington Heritage Day is scheduled for August 23, 2014. We are now taking vendor registrations for this event.  Forms can be found on our website or you can stop by the office during business hours.  We look forward to having you join us!  RAIN DATE IS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014.  FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT In conjunction with HPR, the Harrington Police Department will present the movie, FROZEN, 8:00pm in Freedom Park located at 10 Mechanic Street.  After spending the day celebrating Heritage Day, relax and spend the evening under the stars with your family.  Admission is free. Refreshments will be available for purchase.  (Poster)





Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Golf Tournament on Friday, May 30, 2014.  Your support was key in making this event a huge success.


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!!!!

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.

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).

Upcoming Events

Saturday,  Aug 23
Farmers Market 9:00am Commerce Street
Harrington Heritage Day 9:00am

For a complete calendar listing, click here!

Harrington Parks & Recreation

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