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  • Congratulations on Kohl's Cup Champions U14 Strikers
  • Congratulations on Kohl's Cup Runner up U12 and U18 Teams
  • Congratulations Pee Wee Football Team on your win over Cape 27-12
  • Congratulations Jr Pee Wee Cheer on finishing 2nd at Regionals on to Nationals in Florida!

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.

Mat Ratz Wrestling

Registrations are being accepted for our Mat Ratz Wrestling program.  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.  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.

Indoor Field Hockey Tournament

HPR is having a "beginning of the season" Indoor Field Hockey Tournament.  It will be at WT Chipman Middle School on Saturday, November 29th and Sunday, November 30th.  The students will play on Saturday and the adults will play on Sunday.  Please contact Harrington Parks and Recreation for more information.

YOUTH Indoor Field Hockey

Registrations are 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.  Classes will be held on Wednesdays with the exact schedule to be determined based on registrations.  Cost: $75 w/equipment; $50 registration only.

Little Spartans Boys Basketball

Registrations are being accepted for our Little Spartans Boys Basketball program.  This program is for boys ages 5-12 years old.  Sessions will be held on Saturdays at W.T. Chipman Middle School beginning December 6, 2014.  Cost for the program is $55.00.  Registration form can be found by opening "Registration Forms" on the menu located on the left side of screen.

Dance 2014/2015

Dance registrations are ongoing. 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.

Christmas Tree Lighting & Caroling

The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Caroling will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:00pm.  Rain date is Thursday, December 4, 2014.

2014 Annual Christmas Parade

The annual Harrington Christmas Parade will be held on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00pm.  Rain date will be Saturday, December 6, 2014.  Parade Entry Form can be found by opening the "Registration Forms" on the menu located on the left side of the screen.                     


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.

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.


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

Monday,  Nov 24
HPR Advisory Board Meeting 7:00pm

For a complete calendar listing, click here!

Harrington Parks & Recreation

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