Registration Information

Convenient Ways to Register...

Online: The Newington Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the implementation of online registration! Click the link below to be redirected to the online registration page!

Click here for online registration!

Fax-in: Complete and sign the Registration Form (PDF). Do not include credit card information for your security. Please call to confirm that your fax came through and to provide credit card information (if applicable) at 860-665-8666. 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 and Recreation
200 Garfield Street,
Newington, CT 06111

Walk-in: Register in our office, which is located in the Mortensen Community Center at:
Town Hall
200 Garfield Street,
Newington, CT 06111

Walk-in office hours are:

Monday 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am-6:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-12:00pm

Note: Effective February 2011, we no longer accept program registrations over the phone.  

Before you Register

Before you register for a class you will want to read through this list of important information:

  • A minimum of $10 is required for all credit card transactions.  
  • 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 a Supplemental Registration Form, which can be found under 'Forms' on the left-hand menu.
  • Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Please call our program hotline: 860-665-8686 for the latest information. It is updated daily when changes to programs or events occur.  

Refund Policy

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 $20.00 processing fee will also be deducted from any refund issued.

Policies & Procedures

Registration is taken on a First Come - First Serve 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.

Note: The Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel programs because of insufficient registrations or causes beyond its control.


Non-residents are eligible to register for some 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.

Waiting List

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.

Americans With Disabilities Act

The Newington Parks and Recreation Department 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 Department 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.