Parks & Recreation

Parks Announcement

11/29: Beginning 11/30 until further notice, Wednesday's 1:00-3:00 p.m. session of Gym Drop In Play is cancelled and Wednesday's afternoon lap swim is 2:00-3:00 p.m. Outdoor restrooms at Jim Barnett Park are now closed for the season. Restrooms are available in the Rec Center during open hours. (Last updated 11/29, 9:23 a.m.)

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Printed Activity Guides

Beginning December 2022, ActivitE-News will replace the seasonal printed Activity Guide mailed to all 22601 residences. If you would like a printed copy of the monthly newsletter, stop by the Rec Center front desk during business hours! 

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WPRD has a new and improved registration system for programs, memberships, and rentals! Create an account for yourself and your household (if applicable) on the CommunityPass website so you are ready to register. 

Recreation Center / War Memorial Building

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

Hours of Operation:

August 22, 2022 - May 31, 2023

Day Time
Monday-Friday 5:30 am-9:30 pm
Saturday 9 am-6 pm
Sunday 12 pm-6 pm


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

  1. This webpage (top)
  2. Winchester Parks & Recreation Facebook Page

Other Park Facilities Hours:

Facility Hours
Jim Barnett Park Outdoor Activities (Map) 7:30 am-10:00 pm
Neighborhood Parks (Map) Dusk-Dawn (Seasonally)
Administration Office 8:00 am-5:00 pm (M-F)
Outdoor Pool Memorial Day-Labor Day (Depending on season)

Holiday Hours/Closures:

Date (2022) Adjusted Building Hours
New Year's Day (observed) - December 31, 2021-January 2, 2022 CLOSED
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 17 CLOSED
Presidents' Day - February 21 CLOSED
Easter - April 17 CLOSED
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival - April 29-30 CLOSED
Memorial Day - May 30 CLOSED (outdoor pool opens for 2022 season on May 28)
Juneteenth - June 20 CLOSED (outdoor pool open)
Independence Day - July 4 CLOSED (outdoor pool open)
Labor Day - September 5 CLOSED (outdoor pool open, last day of 2022 season)
Indigenous Peoples Day - October 10 CLOSED
Veterans Day - November 11 CLOSED
Day Before Thanksgiving - November 23 Building Closing at Noon
Thanksgiving - November 24-25 CLOSED
Christmas - December 23-26 (observed) CLOSED 
New Year's Eve - December 31 CLOSED
New Year's Day - January 1, 2023 CLOSED
January 2, 2023 CLOSED


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 540-662-4946 for more information.

Chris KonyarChris Konyar
Winchester Parks & Recreation
1001 East Cork Street
Winchester, VA  22601
(540) 662-4946



Jason Brown
Assistant Director
Winchester Parks & Recreation
(540) 662-4946