Recreation Programs

photos of people participating in creative classes

All registrations are now being processed through CommunityPass! Individuals and Families are required to create an account in order to register for programs, process memberships, and request facilities. Go here to get started!

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 12/26, 1/2) 18+ M 8-9am
Yoga (No class 11/24) 18+ TH 8:30-9:30am
Pilates 18+ TU 11am-Noon
Zumba (No class 11/24, 12/26, 12/29, 1/2). 18+ M/TH 6:30-7:30pm
Line Dancing - Regular classes cancelled until 2023. Special "Ugly Sweater" Line Dance Party on 12/6! 18+ TU 12/6 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.

PB&J Club (Ages 1-5)

PB and J Club logo with happy jumping frog

Note: This is a Parent Supervised program.

Play, Bounce and Jump to refine motor skills and have fun with a gym full of toddler-appropriate play equipment. Jump on the small trampoline, crawl through Gus the Caterpillar, climb over padded hills, or play ball. Kids and parents play freely without worrying about clean up or the weather. All equipment is safely and properly sanitized before each session. Currently, private group rentals are not available.

Day: 2nd Wednesday of the month (9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14, 1/11, 2/8, 3/8)
Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $5; RDF: $4 NR (adults and children under 1 are free)
Location: Jim Barnett Park, Gym

NEW! Differing Abilities Programs

Sensory Sundays

Join us for Sensory Sundays, a special time set aside just for our friends with differing abilities before the Rec Center opens to the general public. Sensory Sundays includes:

  • Swim @ Jim's: Swim in the Indoor Pool at Jim Barnett Park. Lights are dimmed, swim instructors are on-site to give an introduction to swimming, and a limited number of life jackets are available on request. Guests under 12 must have an adult (age 18+) present; ages 8 and under must have an adult in the water.
  • Quiet Play in the Gym: Basketballs, dodgeballs, and other equipment will be available for those who would like to play in a quieter athletic space.
  • Social Time in the Social Hall: Enjoy a variety of games - including giant board games - in the Social Hall. Music will be playing during this time.

Location: Jim Barnett Park Rec Center

Event Date Ages Time Fee
Sensory Sunday @ the Rec Center SU, 9/11-2/12 All 10-11:30 a.m. Daily Visit Fee or Membership

Instructional Cookie Decorating

Undecorated sugar cookies in Christmas themed shapes beside icing bags and decorated cookies

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 ten 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 Instructor Fee Register By
Christmas Cookies 14+ SA, 12/10 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, Lord Fairfax Room A. Rogers $48; RDF: $45 12/3

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Specialty Cookie Classes

  A gingerbread house decorated with candy and icing.

Let's build and decorate a holiday house! In this 1 hour class you will learn how to assemble your house and decorate it with icing and candy.

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

Program Age Day Time Location Instructor Fee Register By
Gingerbread House Decorating 14+ SA, 12/10 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, Lord Fairfax Room A. Rogers $40; RDF: $37 12/2

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Music Lessons


Private Music Lessons

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

NOTE: Piano and Voice are not currently being offered.

Instrument Session Starts Day and Time Location Instructor Fee
Guitar or Ukulele TBD Varies
See availability and register on CommunityPass site
Jim Barnett Park Rec Center
Music Room A
K. Waldruff $97; RDF: $93

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