Last Updated: July 15, 2015

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.

Community Garden

The Community Garden has been planted!.  All vegetables are free to everyone who comes out and helps us with this worthwhile cause.  WE NEED HELP WEEDING THE GARDEN!!!!  If you are interested in working, please contact HPR at 398-7975.


Pop Warner Football and Cheer


Registrations for Pop Warner and Cheer are ongoing at HARRINGTON PARKS AND RECREATION from 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday through Thursday.  This is a paperwork registration only.  YOU MUST HAVE the following completed POP WARNER REGISTRATION FORMS FROM THE HENLOPEN POP WARNER WEBSITE:  Contract, Consent, Permission/Waiver, and Medical History.  You must also bring from THIS WEBSITE:  HPR Waiver, a copy of their Birth Certificate, and a CURRENT wallet size Photo.  WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY FORMS WITHOUT THESE TWO FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION.  Only a legal parent/guardian can sign the paperwork for the participants.  Registrations are on a first come first serve basis.

We also have the forms available to pick up at HPR.  Payment and paperwork is due by July 20th.  The fee is $110 for the first participant and $90 for each additional participant.  Flag football fee is $50.  A $10 LATE FEE WILL APPLY AFTER THE DEADLINE.


Beyond the Movement Dance

Registrations for our dance program have begun. Programs are offered for children as young as 3 1/2 years old.  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 Creative Movement for Tots, Intro to Dance, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz and Musical Theater. 

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).



Fall Soccer

Registration for Fall Soccer will begin on July 1, 2015.  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, (July 31, 2015), or print out 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 player in the family. Tot soccer is $40.00. NO REQUESTS will be taken for the U10 and U12 age divisions in order to try to maintain fair and equal play. Any requests in the younger age divisions must be in writing at the top of the registration form and are on a first come first serve basis.  Please note: requests are not a guarantee.  A $10 late fee will be applied after July 31, 2015.

Our soccer program is a success because of GREAT volunteers!  All of our coaches are parent volunteers. If you are interested in coaching, please let us know as soon as possible. Also indicate your interest on your child's registration form.  Let us know if you have any questions.


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.


We are now accepting registrations for our tennis program.  This is offered for children from 7 to 13 years old.  Classes will be held at the Lake Forest High School tennis courts on Mondays & Wednesdays beginning in September for four weeks.  The cost is $50 per person.  If you need to order a racket there is an additional $15 charge.

Farmers Market

The Harrington Farmer's Market will be open every Saturday from May 16th through September 19th, 2015.  The market is open from 9am-1pm and is located on Commerce Street.  The Farmer's Market is a great way to enjoy fresh produce and products while supporting local farmers and businesses!  We are currently seeking vendors for the market.  Flowers, shrub, home crafted items, baked goods, and breads are always welcome. The vendor application can be found in the blue menu on our home page.

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.

Ladies Fit CLasses

CLASSES ARE ONGOING.Burn 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 6-6:45PM and Saturday mornings from 10-1045AM.  Cost:  $5.00 per class.



Thank you to everyone who participated and donated to our annual golf tournament.  Your continued support and dedication to our program is key to making HPR successful.

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.

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,  Aug 11
Pop Warner Football/Cheer Meeting 6:00pm

For a complete calendar listing, click here!