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Green Circle Trail Phase III construction begins this week

Jul 13, 2020

Construction of the next phase of the Green Circle Trail (Phase III) on the south side of Jubal Early Drive from west of Harvest Drive to east of Valley Avenue began in mid-July 2020. This phase will construct a 10-foot pedestrian trail between Abrams Crossing shopping center and The Lofts at Jubal Square apartment complex (see map below).

Enforcement of trash container limit to resume

Jul 10, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic started in March 2020, many of the city’s residents were forced to stay home for an extended period of time. Understandably, this resulted in more household trash being generated than normal. In an effort to provide the best level of customer service as possible, we have been picking up additional trash that exceeds the established limit of three (3), 42-gallon containers or bags. Click here for the regulations.

Council seeks public input on possible Jubal Early Drive renaming

Jul 01, 2020

At the June 23, 2020 Work Session, City Council discussed the possible renaming of Jubal Early Drive. Several correspondences and a petition from community members prompted the agenda item. In order to determine the community’s opinion on the matter, Council directed City staff to solicit public input.

A list of frequently asked questions and a short survey is now available online at The deadline to submit the survey is July 13, 2020 at 8 am.

CARES Act Emergency Grants

Jul 01, 2020

The City of Winchester will be awarding grants to eligible, locally owned micro-sized businesses, large-sized businesses, and 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Micro-sized businesses and 501(c)3 non-profit organizations may receive a maximum grant award of up to $5,000. Large-sized businesses may receive a maximum grant award of up to $10,000.

Old Town keeps the Summer Vibe alive with new entertainment series

Jul 01, 2020

For the past several years, visitors to Old Town Winchester have grown accustomed to a familiar tradition of summer events. Faced with the continuing spread of COVID-19 and public health recommendations from state and national officials, the City has canceled its major public events through September (see below list). However, there’s still plenty to love in Old Town Winchester—especially with the new engaging and socially distant Summer Vibe programming on the Loudoun Street Mall.

Old Town Splash Pad to remain closed in 2020

Jun 29, 2020

UPDATE (7/7/21):

The splash pad is open and has new hours:

Sunday-Thursday, 10:30 am-9:00 pm
Friday-Saturday, 10:30 am-10:00 pm

For the protection of public health and safety, the City has made the difficult decision to close the Old Town Winchester (OTW) splash pad and adjoining public restrooms for the remaining 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The splash pad and restrooms are located on the south end of the Loudoun Street Mall (between Cork Street and Boscawen Street).

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

Jun 29, 2020

The Winchester Fire and Rescue Department (WFRD) and the Winchester City Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) will be hosting the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive on Friday, July 17 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The drive will be held at the Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, 1001 East Cork Street in Winchester.

2020 Independence Day Schedule

Jun 26, 2020

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the City of Winchester will operate the following schedule.

City administrative offices will be closed on Friday, July 3. Online services are available on our website, if needed.

WinTran routes will be canceled on Friday, July 3. 

The Joint Judicial Center (courts) will be closed Friday, July 3.

Refuse Collection Schedule Change: