OUR POLICY IS:
“No News is Good News.” When registering by mail or fax, you will NOT be contacted unless a class is filled or there is a change. Please include a daytime phone number.
Convenient Ways To Register...
Fax-in: Complete and sign the registration form. Do not include credit card information for your security. Please call us with that information. If you choose to register via fax, PLEASE call to confirm that your fax came through. Fax to (860) 665-8739.
Mail-in: Complete and sign the registration form. Include VISA, MasterCard or Discover credit card information or make checks payable to “Newington Parks & Recreation.” Mail to: Newington Parks & Recreation, 131 Cedar Street, Newington, CT 06111.
Walk-in: Register in our office, which is located in the Mortensen Community Center at Town Hall, 131 Cedar Street, Newington, CT 06111. Walk-in office hours are: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. *Drop slot may be available after hours.
Effective February 2011, we no longer accept program registrations over the phone.
A minimum of $10 is required for all credit card transactions.
If you are registering a child under the age of 6, include a copy of the child’s birth certificate with the registration form. *This is a one-time request.
If the participant has any medical concerns (allergies, asthma, etc.) that we should be aware of, please list it on the registration form.
If the participant has any special needs that we should be aware of, please complete and submit a special needs form to our office.
Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Please call our program hotline: 860-665-8686 for the latest information. It is updated daily at 4:30 p.m. when changes to programs or events occur.
Our Refund Policy states that Newington Parks and Recreation Department does not issue refunds once you have registered for a program, unless there is an injury or illness which prevents active participation in the program and is documented by a physician. Contact our office for a Refund Request Form and submit it as soon as possible. No refunds will be issued without a completed Refund Request Form accompanied by a doctor’s note. If a refund is granted, the amount will be pro-rated to reflect the number of classes remaining from the date the Refund Request Form was submitted. A $5.00 processing fee will also be deducted from any refund issued.
POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Registration is taken on a FIRST COME - FIRST SERVED basis. Effective February 2011, residents may register for programs according to the registration start date, which will be determined seasonally and published in our program guides. All registration forms received prior to the registration start date will be processed randomly at the end of the first day of registration. The Parks & Recreation Department will try to accommodate all registrants, but some programs fill to capacity. Please specify an alternate choice on your registration form should the original class you choose be filled. *The Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel programs because of insufficient registrations or causes beyond its control.
Non-residents are eligible to register for programs if there are openings beginning about two to three weeks before the program begins. The date that we begin accepting non-resident registration is determined seasonally, and is published in our program guides. Non-residents pay an additional fee for most programs and should call for program availability prior to registering. Some programs (including swim lessons, pool passes, playgrounds/camps and others) are not available for non-residents.
If your desired class is filled, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list. We will make every effort to accommodate those on the waiting list by adding classes if possible.
Americans with Disabilities Act
The Newington Parks and Recreation Dept. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability in provision of programs and services. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to register.
The Newington Parks and Recreation Dept. is complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Public Law 101336. The law addresses issues of accessibility of facilities & programs. Provisions of reasonable program modifications will be made on a case by case basis to allow people with disabilities to participate in and benefit from programs. Documentation of disability is required when requesting reasonable modifications.