Parks & Recreation

Parks Announcement

7/3: The Winchester Royals doubleheader will begin at 2:30 p.m. (originally scheduled for 4 p.m.) at Bridgeforth Field. 7/3: Jim Barnett Park Outdoor Pool is open late, 12-8:30 p.m. Join us for Rockin' Independence Eve Fireworks @ 9:20 p.m.! 7/4: The Rec Center is closed for Independence Day. The Outdoor Pool is open 12-6:30 p.m. ATTENTION: All registrations are now being processed through our new CommunityPass program. Individuals and Families are required to create a new account in order to register for programs and process memberships. See link below to get started. (Last updated 7/1, 2:30 pm)

summer 2022 activity guide is here

The Summer 2022 Activity Guide is Here

Access the Summer 2022 Activity Guide online. 

Residents in the 22601 zip code will receive a copy in the mail, and additional copies will be available at the Rec Center and City Hall. 

Create Your Account on Community Pass to Register 

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. 


Give feedback about Winchester Parks

Winchester Parks & Rec invites you to give your feedback about neighborhood parks!

1. Park Input Meetings (in person)*

  • 5/23/22 @ 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Ward 3 - Jim Barnett Park, War Memorial Building, Social Hall 

  • 7/25/22 @ 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Ward 2 - Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School

  • 9/26/22 @ 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Ward 4 - Frederick Douglass Elementary School 

  • The Ward 1 Meeting was held in April. If you missed it, please send feedback directly to Director, Chris Konyar or complete the online survey. 

*Each meeting will focus on parks within the Ward; however, residents are welcome to attend any meeting. 

2. Online Survey: 

Neighborhood Park Survey - English

Neighborhood Park Survey - Spanish


War Memorial Building/Recreation Center

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

Program guide button     Park electronic monthly newsletter

Hours of Operation:

June 1 - August 15

Day Time
Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Sunday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Cancellations:

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
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

 

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
Director
Winchester Parks & Recreation
1001 East Cork Street
Winchester, VA  22601
(540) 662-4946
Email

 

 

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