Field Use 

All requests to use the Town of Barrington fields or space, including portions of Haines Park*, initiate through the Recreation Office. Please see below for information regarding League Field Use and Non-League Field Use. Please be advised that submission of an application is not an automatic approval of fields requested. 

For questions regarding using Town property for events or for leagues not answered below, please contact the Recreation Office. For any questions regarding field lining or maintenance, please email John Renquinha, Superintendent of the Department of Public Works. 

Click here to view a map of Haines Park.

Essential Documents

Application Process

All requests for use of field space in Barrington, including the use of school fields, require the completion of a League Land Use Application, accompanied by a $25 non-refundable processing fee.

All land use application forms must include an insurance binder in the amount of at least $1 Million, naming the Town of Barrington as an additional insured. The binder must read as:  Town of Barrington, 283 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806

Land use application forms must be accompanied by an Indemnification Agreement, signed in front of a notary. Notaries are available at the Barrington Town Clerk's Office.

A completed Field Use Request Worksheet (attached to the League Land Use Application form) must accompany your application.

Other Policies, Regulations, and Considerations for Leagues

  • Sports camps  must apply at least 3 weeks prior to the start of camp. 
  • No playoffs or tournaments will be allowed unless the the land use form  and accompanying paperwork and fees have been filed with the Recreation Department at least three weeks in advance.
  • All requests must include a diagram of fields to be lined by the Department of Public Works (DPW), including a sketch and measurements that are appropriate for the field space being lined.  
  • All maintenance requests MUST copy both DPW and the Recreation Director.
  • A Fields Meeting may be held prior to the start of the seasons to allocate field space for the season.  Such meeting will be at the discretion of the Recreation Director.  If a league does not participate in the Fields meeting, fields will be assigned to the absent league as deemed appropriate by the Department of Public Works and the Recreation Department.
  • For Youth League sports, Lease Fee is $10 per registered child for the primary season assessed at the end of your Registration and paid prior to the season's begin date.
  • At the end of all games and practices, trash must be picked up or the field will be closed.
  • Double season sports: if not the primary season, the league is responsible for the upkeep of lines.
  • Wet Fields Policy:  The determination of whether to open/close Barrington fields will be made by the DPW Superintendent.  An email will be sent to sports representatives by the Recreation Director with respect to closings/re-openings.