Barrington Park District's special events for the summer of 2013.
Barrington Park District
Monday, April 29, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
Park district offers early bird discounts.
Barrington Park District pool passes go on sale April 2. Early bird discount rates are good until 5 p.m., April 15. The Aqualusion pool opens Saturday, May 25. See prices on Barrington Park District Facebook page.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The Barrington Park District can arrange for the Easter Bunny to visit kids at home.
The Barrington Park District can arrange for a special visit from the Easter Bunny to your home on March 27. "The Barrington Park District has been making home visits with the Easter Bunny for over 10 years," said Recreation Supervisor Kim Sweeney. "It is one of our favorite and most popular events. No need to stand in line at the mall when you can have the bunny come right to your home with an Easter basket." A Park District staff member escorts the Easter Bunny to the home with a special basket for each boy and girl, Sweeney said. Parents can snap pictures of the children with the bunny in their very own house or yard. "The bunny loves high fives and dancing," Sweeney said. "After the bunny delivers the basket, takes a few photos and has…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Severe weather forced the cancellations for Feb. 7.
The Barrington Park District has announced that scheduled programming and Open Gym is canceled for Feb. 7. The fitness center will remain open. If you have any questions please call the Fitness and Recreation Center at 847.381.0687
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The free rink is located on the basketball court near the playground area.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
2012 Christmas and New Year's Eve events planned around town.
Holiday Bedtime Stories Dec. 4 and 5, 5:30-6:45 p.m. and 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Barrington Park District Fitness & RecCenter Barrington Room B. Put on your jammies and bring your favorite stuff animal and enjoy a magical evening of Christmas songs and stories with Mrs. Claus. Milk and cookies will be served Pre-reigstration is required Fee $10 in district $12 out of district.Contact: Jodi Krause 847-304-5291. Visit Santa at the Ice House Mall, 200 Applebee Street Dec. 8 and 9: Noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 15- Dec. 23: Noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 24: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet the Grinch! Dec. 9 from 10 to 11 a.m. Pinstripes, the Arboretum of South Barrington Enjoy this meet and Greet and photo opportunity with The Grinch from How the Grinch Stole Christmas …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Pre-register for these popular events before they fill up.
Halloween is just around the corner and the Barrington Park District is offering some not-so-scary activities the entire family can enjoy. The first event is the very popular Halloween Egg Hunt to be held at the Fitness and Recreation Center, 235 Lions Drive, on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. The event is open to children ages 1-10 with a parent present. Early registration is recommended, as this event tends to fill up fast. “We’ve actually filled every year in years past,” said Park District Recreation Supervisor Kim Sweeney. “It’s our fourth or fifth year doing it, and each year we’ve increased our numbers a little bit and we’ve maxed out at 75.” They Park District asks that people pre-register by heading to the Park District building at 235 Lions …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Rickert Nelson is this year's featured artist in the Barrington Park District's Showcase of Arts and Treasures.
Kathleen Rickert Nelson, artist, historian, speaker, and pilot, started to draw at an early age, and is known for her ability to marry the past with the present to create one-of-a-kind illustrations and fine works of art. In her work, she balances simplicity with elegance to achieve the most beautiful and gracious look for each piece of work. Blending her unique artistry with emotion and history, each piece she creates tells a poignant story about the individuals in its past. Kathleen is passionate about capturing the spirit of an object she is creating, whether it be a 100 year-old illustration of a barn, a family heirloom or WWII military aircraft, preserving history and legacy to be passed on to future generations. Her works of fine art…
Friday, July 27, 2012
The ellipticals on a bike are available to ride at Citizens Park for a small fee.
If you’ve seen the new Street Striders out in Citizens Park, you may be wondering what they’re all about. The Street Strider isn’t quite a bicycle, and kind of looks like a scooter, but it’s actually the newest way of doing an elliptical workout. The Street Striders are new to the Barrington Park District, and as many would say, a very fun and exciting way to get some exercise in. Barrington Park District employee John Callarese calls them ellipticals on a bike. “It’s really just for your health,” Callarese said. “It’s absolutely easy to steer, easy to ride, but you’re getting a workout because you’re doing a pure elliptical. You’re working your arms, you’re working your legs,” he said. According to the Barrington Park District’s website, …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The event combines the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club's Community Kite Fly and the Family Nature Fest.