Facilities, Parks and Trails

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Winchester is home to over 270 acres of park land.  Jim Barnett Park features over 170 acres of beautiful green
space and amenities and over 100 acres of park land is located within Winchester's neighborhoods.

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Jim Barnett Park Amenities:

Playgrounds  |  Pavilions  |  Picnic Areas with Grills  |  Indoor & Outdoor
Pools  |  Outdoor Basketball Courts  |  Tennis Courts  |  Mini Golf  | 
Sports Fields  |  Gymnasium  |  Recreation Center  |  Fitness Trail  |  Disc
Golf Course  |  Dog Park  |  Arboretum  |  Fishing Lake  |   Horseshoe
Courts  |  BMX Track

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Indoor Pool Schedule

Jim Barnett Park's indoor pool, located in Jim Barnett Park (1001 East
Cork Street Winchester, VA 22601), has six 25-meter lanes and is open year-round.

Swim classes are offered for participants of all ages and abilities.  A variety
of lap swim times are designated in the indoor pool schedule for different age groups as well as general swim

*Temperature of the pool is approximately 83 degrees

November 5-February 17, 2019

Printable schedule

Y = Yes

* 3 lap lanes available
**4 lap lanes available

February 18-May 27, 2019

Printable schedule (PDF)

Y = Yes

NOTE: No lap swim during class times


Outdoor Pool Schedule

The outdoor pool, located in Jim Barnett Park (1001 East Cork Street Winchester, VA 22601), is open daily
during the summer (Usually: Memorial Day through Labor Day). 

This facility has eight 50-meter lanes in the main pool and six 25-yard lanes in the diving well (depth varies from
3.5 feet to 11.5 feet). The main pool also has a 30-foot tall tube slide and a one-meter spring board. The
zero depth entry baby pool includes a water feature (maximum depth 1.5 feet).

Open Gym Schedule

The gym will be available at the below times to anyone who would like to drop by the Recreation Center to play some
hoops. This is not a league or program. Basketballs are available if needed. Organized practices of any kind are not
permitted. Anyone entering the gym must pay the daily fee or have a punch pass/membership.

Now-April 30

CLOSED EVENING: 1/4, 1/25, 2/1, 3/1

  • Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month Now-March 13
  • April 5-6, 11-13 

Y = Yes

* Available 1/8-3/12 only

Fitness Room

The fitness room is open during during the building's hours of operation to participants ages 14+.
Spectators are not permitted. Proper attire must be worn at all times. See the Fitness
Room Policy
for more details.

Racquetball Court

The court can be used for racquetball or wallyball.  Court reservations can be made seven calendar days in
advance for no more than two hours at a time. The court is open and available for use during the building's hours
of operation.

Dog Park

The Winchester Dog Park, open to members only, is located in Jim Barnett Park and
offers two fenced sections (small dog area and large dog area) complete with play equipment, running water
(April-October), picnic tables and more. Dog Park memberships are sold on a calendar year basis.


  • Kiwanis Par Course - Jim Barnett Park features a one-mile fitness trail consisting of 18-exercise
    stations of varying levels of performance including stretching, aerobic and muscle toning stations.
  • Winchester Green Circle TrailThe Green
    Circle Trail provides pedestrians with a recreational path for running, walking or cycling
    connects areas of historic, recreational, educational and
    natural interest such as the Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve. 

Christianson Familyland

The Christianson Familyland area in Jim Barnett Park offers several family fun amenities

  • Adventure playground
  • Children’s Dream Accessible Playground (for children with special needs)
  • Picnic areas
  • Public restrooms
  • 18-hole miniature golf course

Disc Golf Course

The 18-hole disc golf course is located in Jim Barnett Park.  The
course is available to play for free and discs are available for rent ($2.00/disc) at the War Memorial Building or
the outdoor pool complex.

Horseshoe Courts

Jim Barnett Park has several courts available for playing horseshoe. Free. Bring your own equipment.

Billiards Table

Use the billiards table (ages 12+) in the War Memorial Building free with paid daily
facility admission
or $1.50 for billiards table only. Pool sticks available or bring your own.


Located in Jim Barnett Park are three memorials:


The Arboretum’s master plan and first plantings were completed in 2000 and a dedication occurred in 2003. The
Arboretum, located between Pleasant Valley Road and Maple Drive in Jim Barnett Park, features approximately 40
species represented in approximately 100 trees. Many of the trees were dedicated and planted in memory of loved ones
or in honor of someone. Soon, the Arboretum will focus on native species for educational purposes as well as
ecological considerations.


  • Arboretum volunteers are currently working with various groups to add a pollination garden and rock garden to the
  • The Lions Club is working to build a Sensory Trail in the Arboretum (behind the Jones Funeral Home).

Facility Rentals

Many park facilities are available to rent including:

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Who was Jim Barnett?

Jim Barnett was both a dedicated and devoted director of the Winchester Parks & Recreation Department for
more than thirty years. His leadership was instrumental during a period of unprecedented growth and development. He
had unceasing energy, contagious enthusiasm and a positive attitude and presented throughout the years, by
his generosity, personal involvement and self-sacrifice, what every citizen should be to their community. On August
26, 1987, the Winchester Parks & Recreation Board did unanimously resolve that the City Recreation Park
shall be officially designated “Jim Barnett Park.”