Parks & Recreation

Parks Announcement

SLIDE MAINTENANCE: The tube slide at Children’s Dream in Christianson Familyland is currently undergoing maintenance and is closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask that you stay off the slide until the work is complete. Thank you for your cooperation. APPLE BLOSSOM UPDATE: The Rec Center will now be OPEN regular hours Friday, April 30 through Sunday, May 2. NOTE: Masks are required when in the Rec Center, except when participating in fitness classes or playing sports. (Last updated: 4/20, 10:33 pm)

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NEW! Creative Crafters Monthly Club (Ages 3+)

Are you looking for a fun project to spark your child's creativity? We can help by providing thoughtfully designed project kits that engage your little one's fine motor skills and imagination! To reserve a project kit, be sure to register on or before the register by date. NO registrations will be taken after the register by date. No refunds will be given. Project kits will only be made available for the designated week of pick up. Failure to pick up during the week will void your registration.

Pick up location: Rec Center from 6 am-9 pm. Staff can be reached Monday - Friday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm with questions regarding the program. Project kits will be made available for pick up starting the Monday after the register by date until Friday.

Fee:  $5.00

642100-04 - Spring & Mother’s Day (register by 4/21, pick up the week of 4/26-4/29)
642100-05 - Summertime Fun & Father's Day (register by 5/19, pick up the week of 5/24-5/28)
642100-06 - 4th of July and Summer Fun (register by 6/16, pick up the week of 6/21-6/25)

Check back for future month's project information!

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 am-9:30 pm
Saturday 9 am-6 pm
Sunday Noon-6 pm

COVID-19 Procedures Overview


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

  1. This webpage (top)
  2. Jim Barnett Park 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 (2021) Adjusted Building Hours
New Year's Day - January 1, 2021 Closing at 3 pm on December 31
CLOSED January 1, 2021
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 18 CLOSED
Presidents' Day - February 15 CLOSED
Easter - April 4 CLOSED
Memorial Day - May 31 CLOSED (outdoor pool opens for season May 31)
Independence Day - July 5 (observed) CLOSED (open July 4)
Labor Day - September 6 CLOSED (outdoor pool open noon-6:45 pm)
Indigenous Peoples Day - October 11 CLOSED
Veterans Day - November 11 CLOSED
Thanksgiving - November 25-26 CLOSED
Christmas - December 23-25 (observed) 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 Samantha at 540-662-4946 for more information.

Paula NofsingerPaula Nofsinger
Interim Director
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