Registration Information

All registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis - payment must accompany registration.  Due to the nature of our 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 Discover).  Checks should be made payable to: Howell Area Parks & Recreation.  We do not accept post-dated checks and a $50 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. 

Online Registration

We encourage you to register online 24/7 from the comfort of your home.  View our seasonal program guide and register for classes, special events, and sports leagues at by using your credit card (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover).  A small processing fee may be charged by the host site and will be added to your total charge when registering online.  This processing fee is non-refundable. 

Walk-in Registration

Walk-in registrations will be taken at the Bennett Recreation Center, located at 925 W. Grand River Avenue in Howell.  Registrations are accepted during the following hours: 
Monday-Friday - 9am-5pm

Telephone Registration

To register by phone, please call 517.546.0693 ext. 0. 

Scholarship Information

The Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance to children who wish to 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 to ensure that each deserving child will be able to participate in at least one activity per year. Scholarships are only available to residents of the City of Howell, Oceola, Genoa, Marion, and Howell Townships.  For more information, please click here


The Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority reserves the right to cancel an activity due to low enrollment. 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.  Watch our website, Facebook, and Twitter posts for current cancellations.  Howell Area Parks & Recreation reserves the right to change information for its programs without notice.  If you have a question about one of our programs, call the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority.

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, etc.), races, 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 $10 administrative fee withheld for all vouchers.  Vouchers can only be used by immediate family members and are valid for 3 years.

Howell Area Aquatic Center Closures

On occasion, the Aquatic Center experiences a body fluid contamination in the pool.  On these occurrences we are required by the Health Department to deal with the incident in a sanitary manner.  Depending on the severity of the incident, we may have to close for up to 8 hours. In most instances we can reopen within an hour.  These situations are unfortunate and are out of our control and will not result in refunds when they occur.  When Howell Schools are closed due to weather, the Aquatic Center will also be closed.

Howell Recreation Summer Day 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.