The Recreation Department offers programs for people of all ages. Here you will find the recreation events calendar, registration forms and other information.

artsfestivalSpotlight: Barrington Arts Festival

The Town of Barrington is sponsoring the
6th Annual Arts Festival on Sunday, May 31
Artists are invited to Participate.

Please complete and submit application along with photos of your work and application fee

Call to Artists

Application Form


Community Programs

theaterCommunity Theatre

Winter 2019: December 2, 2019 to March 7, 2020

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday ATTACHMENT

Auditions for all actors are December 2-4 from 6:00-8:00 pm

Show Dates are March 6 and 7

While usually our school-year sessions start up the Monday after the previous session's shows, this year it timed out that there was the High School show and Thanksgiving right after our shows, so we are starting up on December 2nd. Winter shows will be on March 6th & 7th. 
(As always, there is no rehearsal during winter break) 

We are excited about our upcoming session; we've been exploring some new production sources over the last few months; finding new plays and styles that we've been enjoying, and one of the shows for the new session is planned to be a (comedic) Murder Mystery (always a good time)! 


BARRINGTON LEARNING CENTER: A New Recreation Department Program available to the General Public

On July 1, 2019, the Barrington Community School became the Barrington Learning Center.This reborn entity is a Town of Barrington service operated by the Barrington Recreation Department.

The focus of the Barrington Learning Center continues the tradition of the Barrington Community School in offering overseas trips through Collette Tours, day trips to New York Broadway shows, Boston, and the favorite venues of Goodspeed and Theatre by the Sea, as well as new trip opportunities.

The Barrington Learning Center is also continuing to offer courses of all genres, including exercise programs, educational and enrichment opportunities, SAT and PSAT courses, and Babysitter and Home Alone courses.

Due to the extreme costs of publishing a newspaper, we are providing frequent email updates about upcoming courses and trips.If you wish to be on our email list, please go to www.barringtonlearningctr.org and provide us with your email.

You may register for our programs in a number of ways: You may register online and pay with a credit card directly online, you may register online, print out the invoice and mail it to us with your check, or you may drop by the Recreation Department in the lower level of Barrington Town Hall and we will be happy to register you.

Our goal at the Barrington Learning Center is to create and share learning experiences, enrich lives and enhance knowledge, while maintaining a sustainable program through balanced attention to our mission and financial margin.

Please stop by the Recreation Department and learn more about the courses and trips we are offering!

Questions: Please contact the Recreation Department at 401-247-1900 x 381.

More information: https://barringtonlearningctr.org/


East Bay Rowing

EBRRegister online at eastbayrowing.org

East Bay Rowing is true community rowing, with classes and competitive rowing for kids and adults. Their boats are launched from Walker Farm in Barrington. During inclement weather and during the winter training, EBR uses their indoor rowing space at 84 Cutler Street in Warren, RI. For more information contact Deb@eastbayrowing.com



Barrington Town Beach

beach2020 Beach Stickers will be available as of May 1, 2020

Easy Steps to Obtain a Beach Pass at the Beach:

  • Driver’s license and vehicle registration must match ownership and address of car presented for pass
  • Vehicle must be present
  • Payment of $30.00 if 64 years or younger

Beach Passes available at Town Hall:

  • Otherwise, please go to the Town Hall / Recreation Department to verify a lease or out of state vehicle.
  • Vehicle must be present
  • Lease vehicles or if using USPS (PO BOX) mail for resident verification, owner of vehicle must go to Town Hall.

As a reminder NO DOGS are permitted on the beach during beach season.

BEACH SEASON runs Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.

Boats/Kayak Stickers

2020 Boat/Kayak/Canoe Stickers

  • Boat/Kayak Waiting List: Contact Recreation Department to get on waiting list in case additional stickers become available
  • Saturday, November 30, is deadline for removing boats/kayaks/canoes from Barrington Beach and Walker Farm.


Forms and Applications

Recreation Facilities

For information about recreation facilities in Barrington, follow these links:

Public Access to the Road Island Coast - A guide to parks, wildlife, refuges, beaches, fishing sites, boat ramps, pathways and views along Rhode Island coast


Contact Us

Phone: (401) 247-1900, extension 9

Email: recreation@barrington.ri.gov


Director - Michele Geremia
Email - mgeremia@barrington.ri.gov

Administrative Assistant
Email - recreation@barrington.ri.gov

Office Hours & Location

New Hours:

Monday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. to Noon

Town Hall closes at Noon on Fridays

Office Location:

Recreation Department

Town Hall - Lower Level

283 County Road

Barrington, RI 02806