Parks & Recreation

Parks Announcement

Outdoor Pool: Beginning June 1, the outdoor pool will open for lap swim and swim team practices only. Group limitations and social distancing will be required. A schedule is posted on the aquatics web page. No general swimming. NEW: Enjoy a few online classes (see Recreation Programs section) and weekly sports trivia challenges with prizes (Athletics section). CLOSED: All playgrounds, athletic fields, outdoor basketball courts, and the Rec Center are closed and all programs are canceled until further notice. July 3: The Old Town Fireworks display is canceled. (Last updated: 5/22, 6:10 pm)


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If you're out and about getting fresh air, exercising or fishing in Jim Barnett Park or neighborhood parks, remember to practice social distancing (stay at least 6 ft from others not in your household) and cover your coughs and sneezes. If you are sick, PLEASE stay home and remember groups of 10 or more people are banned in Virginia.

War Memorial Building/Recreation Center

1001 East Cork Street
Winchester, VA  22601
(540) 662-4946

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Hours of Operation:

Day Time
Monday-Friday 5:30 am-9:30 pm
Saturday 9 am-6 pm
Sunday Noon-6 pm


Cancellations due to inclement weather will be posted on the following:

1) This webpage
3) City of Winchester's Facebook page

Other Park Facilities Hours:

Facility Hours
Jim Barnett Park Outdoor Activities (Map) 7:30 am-10:00 pm
Neighborhood Parks (Map) Sun-up to Sun-down (Seasonally)
Administration Office 8:00 am-5:00 pm (M-F)
Outdoor Pool Memorial Day-September 13

Holiday Hours/Closures:

Date (2020) Adjusted Building Hours
New Year's Day - January 1, 2020 CLOSED
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 20 CLOSED
NEW! President's Day - February 17 CLOSED
Easter - April 12 CLOSED
Apple Blossom Festival - May 1-3 Closing at 3:00 pm on May 1
CLOSED May 2-3
Memorial Day - May 25 CLOSED (outdoor pool opens for season May 23)
Independence Day - July 3 (observed) CLOSED (open July 4)
Labor Day - September 7 CLOSED (outdoor pool open noon-6:45 pm)
NEW! Columbus Day - October 12 CLOSED
Thanksgiving CLOSED November 26-27
Christmas CLOSED December 24-25

Recreational class instructors needed

GET PAID TO DO WHAT YOU LOVE! Winchester Parks & Recreation is always seeking program instructors for health and nutrition, cooking, arts, fitness, STEM, STEAM, technology classes and more. Contact Samantha at 540-662-4946 for more information.

Lynn MillerLynn Miller
Winchester Parks & Recreation
1001 East Cork Street
Winchester, VA  22601
(540) 662-4946
Fax (540) 678-8791


Samantha CrismanSamantha Crisman
Assistant Director

(540) 662-4946