Register Early!

All participants should register no later than 48 hours prior to the start date of a program. Registration confirmations will NOT be mailed if you are registered in your first-choice programs. If you are placed on a waiting list or placed in your second-choice program, your payment will be processed and you will be e-mailed a receipt.

Proof of Age

Some programs may require proof of age. Birth certificates may be requested.

Class Refunds and Transfers

A 10% refund processing charge per program, per participant, will be assessed. Refund request MUST be in writing using the Refund/Transfer form. The form must be completely filled out, signed and dated. The request for a refund/transfer must be received a minimum of five business days prior to the first day of class. A Refund/Transfer form can be found on our website, or you can pick one up at the F&RC Front Desk. Some programs may qualify for a prorated refund, if due to an injury or illness, accompanied by a doctor’s note. The refund will be based on the number of classes attended and the date the refund request is received. Enrollments paid by cash, check or credit card will be refunded by check. Refunds will be mailed to participants approximately 2-3 weeks after approval is received. All Preschool, K.E.E.P., Ski Club, registration fees and KidCare Punch Cards are NON-REFUNDABLE. Refunds will not be issued for make-up classes you are unable to attend.

Trip Refunds

Park District–sponsored trips that require pre-purchase of tickets are refundable only if: 1.) you find your own replacement and notify the Park District at least 48 hours prior to trip; or 2.) we have a waiting list. This does not apply to ski club trips.

Class Cancellations

The Barrington Park District reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or combine classes, and to change instructors without notice. Any park program can be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance due to low enrollment if the participant minimums have not been met. If your class is cancelled by the BPD due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund. It is not necessary to fill out a Refund Request Form; all refunds given due to class cancellation will be issued by check and will be mailed to the patron enrolled in the program within 10 business days.

Weather Hotline: (847) 381-0881

Missed Classes

We’re sorry, there are no makeups for classes you are unable to attend. Refunds will not be issued for make-up classes you are unable to attend.

In Case of Oops!

Complete details of program policies, procedures and guidelines are sometimes omitted from the program brochures because of space limitations. Also, errors in days, times, registration requirements, and fees may occur as well. We apologize for any errors that may occur in the brochure. When such errors do occur, we will advise you of the change as quickly as possible. We thank you for your patience and understanding when these situations arise.