Parks & Recreation

Parks Announcement

*The Rec Center will be closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day. The Outdoor Pool will OPEN for the season Memorial Day Weekend with General Swim SA, 5/27; SU, 5/28; and M, 5/28 from 12-6:30 p.m. *The Indoor Pool will be closed SA, 5/27 - F, 6/9 for maintenance and cleaning. *Athletic Summer Camps and Clinics Registration is now Open! *Summer Swim Lesson Session 1 Registration is now open! *Drop-In Basketball All Ages will be held on weekends only through the summer. There will be no Highschool+ Drop In. See the Athletics pages for details. (Updated: 5/23, 4:51 PM)

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Information by Division

Our division webpages provide program details, facility schedules, and general information. 

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Social Media

Facebook: Winchester VA Parks and Recreation

Instagram: @wincvaparks

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! 

Register for Activities

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:

Now-May 28, 2023

Day Time
Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Summer 2023 Hours:
May 30 - August 18, 2023

Day Time
Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.


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 (2023) Adjusted Building Hours
New Year's Day (observed) - January 1-2, 2023 CLOSED
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 16 CLOSED
Presidents' Day - February 20 CLOSED
Easter - April 9 CLOSED
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival - May 5-6 CLOSED
Memorial Day - May 29 CLOSED (outdoor pool opens for 2023 season on May 27)
Juneteenth - June 19 CLOSED (outdoor pool open)
Independence Day - July 4 CLOSED (outdoor pool open)
Labor Day - September 4 CLOSED (outdoor pool open, last day of 2023 season)
Indigenous Peoples Day - October 9 CLOSED
Veterans Day (observed) - November 10 CLOSED
Day Before Thanksgiving - November 22 Building Closing at Noon
Thanksgiving - November 23-24 CLOSED
Christmas - December 23-26 (observed) CLOSED 
New Year's Eve - December 31 CLOSED
New Year's Day - January 1, 2024 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 Konyar
Winchester Parks & Recreation
1001 East Cork Street
Winchester, VA  22601
(540) 662-4946

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