All registrations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis – payment must accompany registration. Due to the nature of our two tier participation fee structure, we reserve the right to ask for address verification from all participants. We accept cash, money orders, checks, and/or credit cards-Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Cash is only accepted with walk-in registrations. Checks should be made payable to: Howell Recreation. We do not accept post-dated checks and a $30 fee will be assessed for returned checks. Some classes may require an additional fee for materials and supplies. Be sure to review the refund policy below before registering for any class.
We encourage you to register online 24/7 from the comfort of your own home or office. View our seasonal program guide and register for classes, special events and sports leagues at: www.howellrecreation.org by using your credit card. A small processing fee is charged by the host site (Active.com) and will be added to your total charge when registering online. (NOTE: Processing fee is non-refundable if class is cancelled for any reason.) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
Walk in registrations will be taken at the Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W. Grand River Ave. Our front office is open Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-7:00pm, Fridays from 9:00am-5:00pm and on Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm.
Complete a registration form and include check or credit card information. Registrations should be sent to the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority, 925 W. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843.
To register by fax, complete the registration form and include your credit card information and fax to 517/546-6018.
To register by phone, please call 517/546-0693 ext. 0 and have your activity and payment information ready.
Complete a registration form and place it in an envelope with your check or credit card information. Our drop box is conveniently located outside of the Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W. Grand River Ave., Howell. DO NOT INCLUDE CASH!
The Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority reserves the right to cancel an activity due to low enrollment and participants will have the opportunity to enroll in another activity if space is available. If an activity or class is cancelled due to inclement weather or circumstances beyond our control, the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority will make every effort to reschedule the activity. We follow the Howell Public Schools policy for inclement weather closings for most of our activities. Call our weather hotline at 517/546-0693 ext. 7770 or watch the website, Facebook, and Twitter postings for up-to-the-minute cancellations.
REFUNDS & VOUCHERS
Full refunds will be given to participants who have registered for a program that has been cancelled by the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority. Refunds will be issued based on your original method of payment (cash and check will be issued check refunds, credit card payments will be credited back to the original card) and may take up to three weeks to process. One day special events, preschool tuition, drop-in programs, membership fees and punch cards (Aquatic Center, Senior Center, Ski Club, Cycle Howell, etc.), Sea Serpents, daily and seasonal park passes, pavilion rentals, all travel, safety classes, adult team sports, and one and two day classes are not eligible for refunds or vouchers. Vouchers for all other activities will be given to participants who choose to be removed from a program prior to the second date the program meets. After the program has met for the second time, no vouchers will be granted. There will be a $5 administration fee withheld for all vouchers. Vouchers are issued within three days after a request has been made. Vouchers can only be used by immediate family members.
SUMMER CAMP REFUND POLICY
There will be no refunds if a camper doesn’t attend camp for one or more days during the week regardless of reason. Requests for refunds of weekly camp fees will be honored if the request is received in writing at least 10 working days before the start of the week of participation. Refund requests made the week before, the week of, or after the week has ended will not be honored. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS.
The Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority is committed to an inclusive approach to providing recreation services that allows our residents to participate as fully as possible. The Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority will provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with challenges to participate in our programs and activities. A special program for children with autism is available. To help you feel comfortable enrolling your child in these programs we are now providing behavioral aides to attend classes or leagues with your child. Pricing for these services vary as the length of groups varies, so please call the Judson Center today at 734/528-1692 to learn more about this program.
We follow Howell Public Schools policy for inclement weather closings. Call our weather hotline at: (517)546-0693 ext. 7770 for up to the minute cancellations year round.
NEW!!! TWO TIER FEE STRUCTURE
For many years, we have employed a three tier fee structure, as each municipality contributed different amounts. But that is all changing with the Spring/Summer 2013 Program Guide. A hearty welcome isin order to our two newst full tier 1 members - Genoa Charter Township and Marion Township. They join the City of Howell and Oceola Township as full contributing members of the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority at the $100,000 level.
Which means that all muncipal members are now at the same contribution level, which allows us to put into motion a Two Tier Fee Structure - Residents and Non-Residents. Our operating budget of nearly $1.25 million is supported not only by participation fees, but by the healthy contributions that are provided by these four municipalities. This structure provides an equitable solution to the differences between contributing members and non-contributing government entities. Residents of the four municipalities mentioned above are afforded 50% lower fees on most activities than non-residents.
Two tier pricing is based on municipal funding levels:
Tier 1: Residents of the City of Howell, Genoa, Marion, and Oceola Townships
Tier 2: All other townships
Example: $45/$90 Tier 1 / Tier 2
SCHOLARSHIPS AND REDUCED FEE POLICY
The Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to children who wish to experience and participate in our recreational activities and programs. While it is our intent to provide recreational activities to all residents, limitations of how much scholarship assistance families can utilize have been put into place. This ensures that each deserving child will be able to participate in at least one activity per year. Click here to view our policy and to print the form for assistance.