As the season of summer graduation parties unfolds, many Barrington teens spend this time saying goodbye to their friends and families. But they also have to say goodbye to the town of Barrington, and its many shops, parks and restaurants.
Here are five places where teens in Barrington love to spend time, especially in the summers.
1. Citizens’ Park
This park is a popular hangout for kids of all ages, and is located very close to downtown Barrington. Younger kids enjoy the park’s playground and tree house…
…while teenagers play on its tennis and basketball courts that even have lights for the nighttime. Joggers love the area’s beautiful woodsy trails, while others use its land space for everything from graduation parties to medieval combat fighting.
2. Paul’s Burrito Express
Even though this restaurant opened only a couple years ago, Paul’s Burrito Express has quickly become one of Barrington’s hit lunch and dinner spots. It offers delicious, authentic Mexican food at an affordable price in a relaxed atmosphere.
3. Deer Park Century Theatres
For younger teens who can’t drive, this movie theater is conveniently located in Deer Park Town Center right by Noodles & Company and Coldstone Creamery. It’s great for kids because students get movie tickets for only $7.75, which is cheaper than most surrounding theaters.
4. Blue Cherry Frozen Yogurt
The frozen yogurt craze that’s taking over the US is hitting Barrington too! Blue Cherry is the only frozen yogurt place located in downtown Barrington. Its self-serve frozen yogurt and toppings bar make it a popular place for teens to eat and hang out.
5. Barrington High School Stadium
Whether playing sports games on the turf, running on the track or cheering in the student section at football games, the BHS stadium is a significant part of BHS students’ lives. Its exciting atmosphere makes it a great place for kids to socialize or compete.
Madison Rossi is a recent Barrington High School graduate and an aspiring journalist.
She is heading to Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism to begin her undergraduate studies this fall.
Madison is teaming up with BHS photographer Ryan Woodlock to produce our “Friday 5” series this summer at 365Barrington.com. Watch for their lists of five cool things each Friday about different people, places and things to do in Barrington, Illinois.