Recreation Programs

Beginning Monday 5/23, all registrations, except for facility rentals, will be processed through CommunityPass! Individuals and Families will be required to create a new account in order to register for programs and process memberships. Go here to get started! https://register.capturepoint.com/CityofWinchester

Fees Revised January 2022

What is a RDF? In recognition that City of Winchester residents support our department through their city taxes, the City offers residents a discounted fee (RDF). Non-residents will pay the regular fee for lessons, classes, and rentals.


Fitness Classes

Fitness Classes

Dates: Ongoing
Daily Visit Fee ($5 Adult, $3 College Student, Senior, and Military) or included with membership.
Location: Jim Barnett Park, Rec Center (unless noted otherwise)

Program Age Day Time
Yoga (No class 7/4, 9/5, 10/10) 18+ M 8-9am
Yoga 18+ TH 9:30-10:30am
Pilates (No class 7/12) 18+ TU 11am-Noon
Zumba (No class 7/4, 7/14, 8/1-5, 9/5, 10/10) 18+ M/TH 6:30-7:30pm
Line Dancing (On Summer Break - Classes resume 9/6) 18+ TU (beginning 9/6) 6-7pm

Yoga:  Please bring a yoga mat and yoga blocks if you wish to use them. Equipment and mats will not be provided.
Pilates:  Please bring a yoga mat and small towel for support if you wish to use them. Equipment and mats will not be provided.
Zumba:  Enjoy a total body workout using the most popular music. Zumba burns calories, tones muscles, improves balance, and incorporates a full range of motion.
Line Dancing:  Join in and learn some of the most popular line dances. All experience levels welcome.

For Aqua Fitness Classes, visit the Aquatics page.


Figure Drawing

A hand-drawn figure on paper beside a pencil and eraser.

UPDATE 6/21! Now available for ages 10+! Learn the basics of figure drawing! Start by recognizing shapes in everyday objects and then use those shapes to ultimately draw your own character. A sketchbook and pencils will be provided. The Intro class is designed for students who are new to drawing and will include instruction on fundamental drawing techniques. The Superhero Sketching class is designed for students with some prior knowledge of figure drawing and will cover more advanced skills like shading and posing.

Program Age Day Time Location Fee Registration Period Activity #
Intro 10+ SA, 7/9-7/30 10-10:45am Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, Lord Fairfax Room $30; RDF: $27 5/23 - 7/1 Register using CommunityPass
Superhero Sketching 10+ SA, 7/9-7/30 11:15am-12pm Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, Lord Fairfax Room $30; RDF: $27 5/23 - 7/1 Register using CommunityPass

Stories and Such

Two children drawing with sidewalk chalk

Join us for a story, craft, or activity! An adult must stay with each child. These programs are Free and don't require registration. Just come out and have some fun!

Program Age Day Time Location Fee
Stories and Such 3+ TU, 7/5-7/26 9:30-10:30am Jim Barnett Park, Exchange Pavilion Free

Music Lessons

music

Ukulele Group Intro

Strum along with other musicians as you learn the ukulele. This four-week Saturday session is designed to introduce the student to the ukulele in a structured group setting. Student must provide their own ukulele.

Program Age Day Time Location Fee Registration Period
Ukulele Group Intro 8-12 SA, 7/9-7/30 9:30-10:30am Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, Music Room A $35; RDF: $32 5/23 - 7/2
Ukulele Group Intro 12+ SA, 7/9-7/30 10:30am-11:30am Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, Music Room A $35; RDF: $32 5/23 - 7/2

Private Music Lessons

Lessons are offered for 6-week sessions in Piano, Voice, Guitar, and Ukulele. Fee provides six, 30-minute lessons (one/week). For ages 5+.

Fee: $97.50  RDF: $93
Registration: Call 540-662-4946 for availability and scheduling. See below for registration dates.

Instrument Session Starts Day Time
Piano or Voice M, 6/13 Varies - Call to schedule Varies - Call to schedule
Guitar or Ukulele M, 6/13 Varies - Call to schedule Varies - Call to schedule
New students may register beginning June 6.

Summer Acting Classes

A group of children acting out emotions with hands raised

Winchester Parks and Recreation is partnering with Selah Theatre Project to offer youth acting camps. For more information and registration, visit selahtheatreproject.org/camp. Classes are taught by Selah Theatre Project staff.


Cookie Decorating Classes

Learn the basics of cookie decorating with royal icing. 90 minutes of instruction with techniques covering piping, flooding, wet on wet, and marbling designs. You will go home with one dozen cookies and any extra icing you didn't use.

Note: Recipes are nut-free; however, items are not prepared in a nut-free kitchen.

Program Age Day Time Location Fee Register By Activity #
Returning this Fall!              

PB and J Club

PB&J Club (Ages 5 & under) - Not Currently Being Offered. Tentative Return September 2022.

Play, Bounce and Jump to refine motor skills and have fun with a gym full of toddler-appropriate play equipment. This exciting program allows kids and parents to play freely without worrying about clean up or weather. All equipment is safe and properly sanitized before each program.

Fee: $3 R  $3.50 NR (adults and children under 1 are free)
Punch Pass: $30 R  $35 NR
Location: Jim Barnett Park, Gym

Daytime PB&J

Dates: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays
Time: 9-11:30 am

Friday Evening PB&J

Dates: 2nd Friday of the month
Time: 3-7:30 pm

Party Rentals and Packages

Dates: Saturdays, September-April
Times: 5:30-8 pm (1 hour for food/cake activities, 1.5 hours for gym time)

  • Package P ($100): Includes soft play items, 2 ball pits and balls
  • Package B ($130): Includes school house, climbing wall, Gus the Caterpillar, slide, fish and dog, 3 riding cars, tent and balls
  • Package J ($200): Includes soft play items, 2 ball pits and balls, school house, climbing wall, Gus the Caterpillar, slide, fish and dog, 5 riding cars, tent, roller coaster, basketball hoop, trampoline, hula hoops, and riding bike

Reservations: To reserve a PB&J Party, please complete and return the Rental Form.


 

Recreational class instructors needed

GET PAID TO DO WHAT YOU LOVE! Winchester Parks & Recreation is seeking program instructors for health and nutrition, cooking, arts, fitness, STEM, STEAM, technology classes and more. Contact Leslie at 540-662-4946 for more information.


Leslie Bowery
Community Recreation Coordinator
Winchester Parks & Recreation
1001 East Cork Street
Winchester, VA  22601
(540) 662-4946
Fax (540) 678-8791
Email