Special Events

All of our events are family friendly and offer you and your family great bonding time and unforgettable experiences! With our wide variety of choices, there is sure to be something that suites your family’s life-style!

Special Events

Early Childhood

We haven’t forgotten about the tiniest member of your family!
We offer great early childhood programs to start your little ones
off on the right foot.

Early Childhood Programs

Preschool

Here at the Barrington Park District, we encourage children to socialize, interact cooperatively and gain independence so they can reach their full potential. We share your desire to provide the best possible start for your child.

Preschool Programs

Youth Athletics

So much to choose from! Volleyball, basketball, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, golf, tennis and more!

Youth Athletic Classes

The Back Porch

Great new opportunities and friendships! Social gatherings for those ages 50 and up! Wine and Chocolate tastings, beer and cider tastings, comedy nights and more!

Gatherings

Upcoming Events

Letters to Santa

Let us be Santa’s little helper this year. The Park District has a special mailbox for letters heading to the North Pole. Send or drop off your child’s letter by December 13, with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and we will make sure your letter makes it to Santa with enough time to write back.

Letter drop-off deadline: December 13.

Address all letters to:

The North Pole
c/o Barrington Park District
235 Lions Drive
Barrington, IL 60010

Don’t forget to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope!

Weather Hotline

Barrington Rainout Hotline

(847) 381-0881 or download the free app from the Play Store (Android) or App Store (iPhone).

Preschool class group photo

Preschool

For over 30 years, the Barrington Park District Preschool has been built on the understanding that your children’s happiness and growth are very important. We believe children learn best in an environment rich in experiences that focus on language development, academic centers, social/emotional development, artistic expression and fine/gross motor development. Each preschool day has a balanced schedule designed to address all developmental domains important to your child’s growth and development. We encourage children to socialize, interact cooperatively and gain independence so they can reach their full potential.

Registration

Schedule a Tour

Adults participating in a fitness course

Fitness Center

Our inviting 4500 square foot Fitness Center has all the equipment you need for a full workout with a stretching area and locker rooms. In addition, our group fitness program offers classes like Bootybarre, POUND, Turbo Kick, Zumba, Yoga and more. The BPD Fitness Center also has a popular Team Training program that allows you to work out with a certified personal trainer in goal oriented groups with team atmosphere. Come take a tour and see how we can help you achieve your fitness goals.

Membership

Class Schedule

Seniors posing for a photo amidst a senior gathering

Adult Programs & Trips

Our friendly staff is dedicated to providing a caring environment for older adults looking to participate in a wide array of adult classes, events, excursions and more. There is always something to look forward to here at the Park District. We offer everything from single day activities to 6-week long classes that are guaranteed to peak your interest. Stop on by the Park District to learn more!

View Upcoming Trips

Register for Classes

A Letter from the Director: Teresa Jennings

In 2018, the Barrington Park District and the Village of Barrington entered into an intergovernmental agreement for a land swap of Miller Park for Meinhard Park (now called Concord-Meinhard Park) to address the stormwater/drainage/flooding in the surrounding area. It was equally important to have a playground in the neighborhood. Losing the ADA accessible playground located in Miller Park, it was decided to provide an ADA inclusive playground at Concord-Meinhard Park. The Park District staff conducted numerous meetings with residents from the neighborhood. A final design was agreed upon and the playground is now ready for play!

As a result of a grant that was received, we are pleased to announce that Concord-Meinhard Playground is a National Demonstration Site. This playground addresses the 7 Principles of an Inclusive Playground. The site features a layout and equipment that address the following areas of development: cognitive, communicative, sensory, physical and social/emotional. The park has play features that are designed for children 2 – 5 years and 5 – 12 years old. We can’t wait to see our patrons enjoying this beautiful new addition to the Park District!

 

Sincerely,

Terry Jennings
Executive Director