Parks & Recreation

Parks Announcement

9/30: Henkel Harris, Yost, & Eagles (infield) Fields are closed due to wet conditions. 10/15: Ruth Jackson Memorial Park dedication event at 11 am (128 E. Cecil Street). Open to all. REC CENTER: Open normal hours. CHILDCARE: We are still accepting registrations for our all-day childcare program for WPS elementary students in the hybrid program. Visits the After School Program web page for details. INDOOR POOL: Now open. See Facilities page for schedule. GYM: Now open. See Facilities or Athletics page for schedule (Last updated: 9/30, 3:00 pm)


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Parents of pooches 16 weeks and older (with proof of rabies vaccinations) are invited to register their pups for Basic Obedience classes at Jim Barnett Park! The course will be held each Saturday in October and end November 7. The first class on October 3 will be 2 hours in length and each following class will be one hour. Fee is $27 for city residents and $30 for non-residents. Registration will close September 30. Register online or call 540-662-4946 (activity #637247-24).

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


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