Barrington is a lovely suburb of Chicago that has history and charm. The area of Barrington spans about 90 square miles and has a Historical Society and the historic Catlow Theatre. The Village Center has a number of restaurants and stores to enjoy and shop. Students attend school in District 220, which includes a number of elementary and middle schools, as well as Barrington High School. The Barrington Park District offers recreational activities and venues for its residents that include parks, an aquatics center with splashpad, a fitness center, and an ice rink. Barrington is also known for its green initiatives. In the 1980s, Barrington began a recycling program that today includes curbside recycling, and has also had a Tree City USA designation for the past 24 years.