Parks Special Events

Family Movie Nights

Winchester Parks and Recreation will offer a free family movie series in the Jim Barnett Park social hall. Each movie night will offer fun activities at 5:30 pm and the movie will begin at 6:15 pm.

Movie Nights:

  • 1/17 - Aladdin
  • 2/7 - Enchanted
  • 3/20 - Ratatouille

PB&J Club Special Friday Evening

Play, Bounce & Jump to refine motor skills and have fun in a gym full of toddler-appropriate play equipment every second Friday. This exciting program lets kids and parents play freely without worrying about the clean up or weather. All equipment is safe and properly sanitized before each program. Advanced registration not required.
Date: 2nd F, 12/3/19-3/13/20
Time: 3-7:30 pm
​Fee: $3 R $3.50 NR per child age 1-5 (under 1 and adults are free)
Punch Pass: $30 R $35 NR for 10 visits
Location: Jim Barnett Park gym

Snow Tubing Bus Trip

Snow Tubing Bus Trip (4+ and taller than 36")

Join us for an evening of snow tubing at Bryce Resort. Depart from and return to: Jim Barnett Park Rec Center.
Date: SA, 2/22
Time: 5:30 pm-10 pm
Fee: $35/person includes bus transportation and admission
Register by: 2/19 at 9 am (Activity #: 611347-01)

Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip

Check out America's leading floral and garden designers that will create tropical jungles, temperate forests and native woodlands. Depart from and return to: Schrock Travel, 220 Imboden Drive.
Date: SA, 3/7
Time: 6:30 am-8 pm
Fee: $110/ticket includes transportation on Varsity Motorcoach and admission
Register by: 2/7 (Activity #: 617447-10)

Cherry Blossom-Odyssey, DC

Enjoy unparalleled views of DC covered in gorgeous cherry blossoms from a boat. Depart from and return to: Schrock Travel, 220 Imboden Drive.
Date: F, 4/3
Time: Depart at 7:45 am, Return at 7 pm
Fee: $135/ticket includes transportation on Varsity Motorcoach, lunch and cruise on the Odyssey
Register by: 3/3 (Activity #: 617447-11)

Inclusion Volleyball Tournament (18+)

This co-ed volleyball tournament is co-sponsored by WPRD and benefits the local area Special Olympics (serving Winchester, Frederick County, Warren County and Clarke County). Teams of 5-6 people must have at least two members of the opposite gender.
Date: SA, 3/14
Time: 8 am (check in), 9 am (start time)
​Fee: $20/person
Register by: 3/9 at 9 am
Location: John Handley High School Gym

Top Golf Bus Trip (8+)

Fun for all skill levels and no golf experience required. Players hit micro-chipped golf balls that track each shot's accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. A maximum of six players can play in one bay. Golfing is from 1-4 pm. Depart from and return to: Jim Barnett Park Rec Center.
Date: SU, 3/22
Time: Depart at 11:30 am, Return at 5 pm
Fee: $65/ticket includes play, transportation and food
Register by: 3/11 (Activity #: 621347-11)

Springtime in New York City Bus Trip 

See the sights, do some shopping or catch a Broadway show. Depart from and return to: Schrock Travel, 220 Imboden Drive.
Date: SA, 4/25
Time: 3:45 am-12 am
Fee: $119/ticket includes transportation
Register by: 3/25 (Activity #: 617447-12)


The area's only Easter egg hunt for children with special needs. Children can hunt for specially-retrofitted eggs. Eggs are then turned in for their very own Easter goodies. The Easter Bunny will be there to meet ant greet with the children.
Date: W, 4/1
Time: 10-11 am
Ages: All
​Fee: FREE
Location: Jim Barnett Park, Gym

Easter Egg Hunt

Bring an empty Easter basket and enjoy hunting for eggs and visiting with the Easter Bunny. Groups will be divided into three age groups with all three groups hunting at hte same time.
Date: SA, 4/4
Time: 9 am
Age Groups: 3 and under, 4-6 and 7-9
​Fee: FREE
Location: Jim Barnett Park, Christianson Familyland playground area

Egg Splash

The indoor pool will be filled with floating Easter eggs. Collect a basket of eggs for a prize. There will be one special egg in each age group with the grand prize being a free swimming lesson session ($49 value). A parent must be in the water with their child.
Date: SA, 4/4
Time/Age Groups:

  • D1: Ages 3-5, 1-1:20 pm
  • D2: Ages 6-8, 1:30-1:50 pm
  • D3: Ages 9-14, 2-2:20 pm

​Fee: FREE
Register by: 4/4 (Activity #: 612337-D1, D2, D3)
Location: Jim Barnett Park, indoor pool

Pickle City Classic (18+)

Grab your paddles and a partner for our first outdoor doubles pickleball tournament. There will be prizes and great competition. Equipment available for use during the tournament if needed.
Date: SA, 4/4
Time: Division 1=9 am-2 pm, Division 2=2-7 pm
Ages: Division 1=18-49, Division 2=50+
​Fee: $40/team
Register by: 4/1 (Activity #: Division 1=621645-25, Division 2=621645-26)
Location: Jim Barnett Park, Lowry Tennis Courts

Easter Bunny Eggtivities (1+)

Enjoy some tasty treats and making lots of crafts while visiting with the Easter Bunny. Have fun at your own pace and leave the cleanup to us. Advanced registration required.
Date: TH, 4.9
Time: 6:30 pm
Fee: $5/child
Register by: 4/6 (Activity #: 641347-13)
Location: Jim Barnett Park, Rec Center Social Hall

Volleyball Hat Tournament (18+)

All participant names will be placed in a hat and teams randomly drawn onsite. Game format will depend on the number of participants. Teams not playing will keep score.
Date: SA, 4/11
Time: 8 am (check in), 9 am (start time)
Divisions: #1=18-49, #2=50+
​Fee: $20/person
Register by: 4/1 (Activity #: 621645-15)
Location: John Handley High School, Gym

Swinging Fore Sports Golf Tournament 

Grab your clubs, round up a team and register for Winchester Parks and Recreation's 7th annual golf tournament. The format is four-man captain's choice. Dinner will be served following the tournament. 
Date: F, 5/15
Time: 1 pm shot gun start
Ages: All
​Fee: $320/team
Register by: 5/11 (Activity #: 621645-06)
Location: Winchester Country Club Golf Course

Grass Volleyball Tournament (18+)

Co-ed 4's, 2 females, 2 males (BB/A). Teams not playing will keep score.
Date: SA, 5/16
Time: 8 am check in, 9 am start time
Fee: $20/person
Register by: 5/11 at 9 am (Activity #: 621645-20)
Location: Jim Barnett Park, Preston Field

Special Event Permits

Click here for more information about holding a special event in Jim Barnett Park.

Leslie Bowery
Recreation Coordinator - Special Events
Winchester Parks & Recreation
1001 East Cork Street
Winchester, VA  22601
(540) 662-4946
Fax (540) 678-8791