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.
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
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 opportunities.
*Temperature of the pool is approximately 83 degrees
September 4-October 1
Y = Yes
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* 3 lap lanes available
**indicates outdoor lap swim until September 14
RENT THE INDOOR POOL FOR A PARTY: F, 7-9 pm or SA, 6-8 pm
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). For 2018, the outdoor pool will be open through September 14.
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).
CLOSES FOR SEASON: September 14
Y = Yes
*4 lap lanes will be available
For the fourth consecutive year, let's end the summer with a canine splash! Bring your dog to the outdoor pool in Jim Barnett Park for a swim on September 15 from 1-3 pm for the Park's All Paws on Deck Canine Swim event. Dogs must be at least six months old, have paper proof of rabies vaccination (tags not accepted as proof), and be non-aggressive. $2, free for current Dog Park members.
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.
CLOSED: October 5 & 20, November 2 & 3, December 7
CLOSED: Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month September 12, 2018-March 13, 2019
Y = Yes
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.
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.
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 Trail - The Green Circle Trail provides pedestrians with a recreational path for running, walking or cycling and connects areas of historic, recreational, educational and natural interest such as the Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve.
The Christianson Familyland area in Jim Barnett Park offers several family fun amenities including:
- 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.
Jim Barnett Park has several courts available for playing horseshoe. Free. Bring your own equipment.
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:
- Veterans Memorial - inside War Memorial Building
- POW/MIA Memorial - on Maple Drive
- Korean War Memorial - on Maple Drive
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 Arboretum.
- The Lions Club is working to build a Sensory Trail in the Arboretum (behind the Jones Funeral Home).
Many park facilities are available to rent including:
- Social Hall
- Meeting Rooms
- PB&J Program in Gym and Party Room
- Indoor Pool
- Outdoor Pool (seasonally)
- BMX Track
- Horseshoe Courts
- Tennis Courts
- Ball Fields
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.”