Parks & Recreation

Parks Announcement

8/8/20 CANCELLATION: Aqua Zumba is canceled. REC CENTER: Open for information inquiries, registrations, membership/punch pass sales, pickleball equipment pick up, and racquetball court use only, M-F, 8 am-5 pm. Reservations recommended for racquetball court. OUTDOOR POOL: Open for lap swim and general swim during designated times. Reservations accepted for general swim only. Slide and wading pool mushroom are closed. Fitness classes offered. See aquatics page for details. (Last updated: 8/7, 10:20 am)


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If you're out and about getting fresh air, exercising or fishing in Jim Barnett Park or neighborhood parks, remember to practice social distancing (stay at least 6 ft from others not in your household) and cover your coughs and sneezes. If you are sick, PLEASE stay home.

War Memorial Building/Recreation Center

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

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Pandemic Hours of Operation (Now-July 7):

Open ONLY for informational inquiries, registrations/reservations and membership sales. 

CLOSED: July 3

Day Time
M/W/F 9:30-11:30 am

Pandemic Hours of Operation (Beginning July 8):

Open ONLY for racquetball court rentals (reservations recommended), pickleball equipment pickup, informational inquiries, registrations/reservations, and membership sales.

Day Time
Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm
Saturday CLOSED

Normal Hours of Operation:

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


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

  1. This webpage
  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) Sun-up to Sun-down (Seasonally)
Administration Office 8:00 am-5:00 pm (M-F)
Outdoor Pool Memorial Day-September 13

Holiday Hours/Closures:

Date (2020) Adjusted Building Hours
New Year's Day - January 1, 2020 CLOSED
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 20 CLOSED
NEW! President's Day - February 17 CLOSED
Easter - April 12 CLOSED
Apple Blossom Festival - May 1-3 Closing at 3:00 pm on May 1
CLOSED May 2-3
Memorial Day - May 25 CLOSED (outdoor pool opens for season May 23)
Independence Day - July 3 (observed) CLOSED (open July 4)
Labor Day - September 7 CLOSED (outdoor pool open noon-6:45 pm)
NEW! Columbus Day - October 12 CLOSED
Thanksgiving CLOSED November 26-27
Christmas CLOSED December 24-25

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.

Lynn MillerLynn Miller
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