Recreation Fees & Policies

Recreation Fees & Policies


Payment is due at time of registration
RESIDENT and NON-RESIDENT FEES: Resident rates for programs apply to those residing within the Burlington City limits at the time registration is submitted.
There is a surcharge on user fees for non-Burlington residents as follows:
• $10 per participant for programs costing $100 or less
• $20 for programs costing up to $200
• $30 for programs costing over $200

AFTER YOU HAVE REGISTERED: You will receive an email confirmation if you registered online. If the class is full, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list.

INSURANCE: Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront does not carry medical or accident insurance for program participants, as the cost would make program fees prohibitive. Please review your own health insurance plan to be certain that you and your family have the proper coverage.


Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront may cancel classes due to low enrollment, so don’t wait until the last minute and encourage friends to sign up as well! Programs can also be cancelled due to weather or instructor cancellations. If a program is cancelled by Parks, Recreation & Waterfront, a full refund will be issued and no fee will be charged.


Unless otherwise stated, refunds will be available only until two weeks prior to the first day of a program or activity. A refund will not be given if a participant is dismissed from the program. A $25 administrative fee will be charged for processing the refund. You must register prior to the beginning of a program, NO DROP-INS unless specifically stated.


Scholarships are available for qualified Burlington residents, and it’s easy to qualify! We want everyone to be able to participate in our programs, regardless of financial status. Please call our main phone number or stop by any location for more information. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis.