Recreation Programs

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 Sabrina at 540-662-4946 for more information.

Fitness Classes

Fitness Classes

Dates: Year-round
Drop-In Fees (or included with membership): $7 R  $7.50 NR (Take $1.00 OFF for Zumba Gold)
Location: Jim Barnett Park, Rec Center (unless noted otherwise)

Class Ages Days Time
Zumba 12+ M/TH 6:30-7:30 pm
6:15-7:15 pm (beginning 5/28)
Zumba Toning 12+ TU 6:30-7:30 pm
6:15-7:15 pm (beginning 5/28)
Zumba Gold 50+ M/TH 11-11:45 am
Curvy Yoga 18+ M 5:30-6:30 pm
Morning Yoga 18+ TU/TH 8:30-10 am
Veterans Yoga (FREE) 18+ W 5:30-7 pm
Water Aerobics 18+ M/W/F (Now-8/11) 11 am-noon
Water Aerobics 18+ TU/TH (Now-8/11) 6-7 pm
Water Yoga 18+ T/TH (Now-8/11) Noon-1 pm
Aqua Arthritis 18+ TU/TH, (Now-8/11) 11 am-noon

Fitness Programs

Ballroom Dancing (Ages 18+)

Introduction to partner dancing. Each month, learn a different dance including Salsa, Swing, Tango, and Waltz. Ballroom dancing is a great opportunity to meet new people, work on balance and rhythm, get some exercise, and have fun. No experience, shoes, and partner required.
Time: 6-7 pm
Fee: $35 R  $38 NR

Session Date Register By Activity #
W, 7/10-8/7 7/3 617147-54
W, 8/14-9/4 8/7 617147-55

Walking Club (Ages 18+)

Explore Jim Barnett Park while burning calories and getting healthy. Walk at your own pace. Some will walk slowly and some will walk fast but no one will walk alone. Low-impact walkers are welcome.
Dates: Year-round, M/W/F (outdoors weather permitting or in gym)
Time: 8:30-10 am
Fee: FREE but registration encouraged (activity # 617235-33)

Ability to Move (Ages 18+)

Modified movement and fitness class specifically designed for adults with intellectual disabilities. Using low-impact dance movements, this class is aimed to support and bring out creative expressions that will allow students to get healthy while having fun. The class is designed and led by certified Zumba instructor Sabrina Griffin, who introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on coordination, balance, and range of motion.
Date: F, ongoing
Time: 10-11:30 am

Creative kids programs 

Creative Kids & Teens

Program Age Date Time Fee Register By Activity #
Acrylic Painting-"Lavender & Butterflies" 6+ SA, 7/7 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 6/30 627543-23
Acrylic Painting-"Zen Lotus" 6+ SA, 8/4 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 7/27 627543-24
Skin Care (description below) 10-14 SA, 7/13-8/3 3-5 pm $55 R  $58 NR 7/6 627115-13
Chess Club 6+ SA, 8/24-9/28 2-3:30 pm $40 R  $43 NR 8/17 627147-48

Skin Care (Ages 10-14)

In this four-week class, girls will learn personal hygiene, hair care and styling, basic facial care, and makeup.

Instructor: Cosmetologist Laila Hamdan
Location: Jim Barnett Park Rec Room (5/11-6/1) and Lord Fairfax Room (6/8-8/3)


Adult Classes

Art Classes

Program Age Date Time Fee Register By Activity #
Acrylic Painting-"Mt. Fuji" 18+ SU, 7/21 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 7/14 627245-26
Acrylic Painting-"Buddha with Lotus" 18+ SU, 8/11 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 8/11 627245-27
Live Paint Night 18+ SA, 7/13 4-5:45 pm $35 R  $38 NR 7/6 627245-32
Live Paint Night 18+ SA, 7/20 4-5:45 pm $35 R  $38 NR 7/13 627245-33
Live Paint Night 18+ SA, 7/27 4-5:45 pm $35 R  $38 NR 7/20 627245-34

Program Descriptions

Live Paint Night

Instructor will have a picture for the class to paint. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and pastries will be provided. Space is limited.

Bus Trips


Nationals Bus Trip (Ages 5+)

Hop on the bus to D.C. to see the Washington Nationals take on the Miami Marlins. Price includes bus ride, admission ticket, and a $15.00 concession credit. Tickets will be handed out when you board the bus. Please make any special requests when purchasing tickets so arrangements can be made.

Pickup/Departure Location: Jim Barnett Park Rec Center

  August 31, 2019
Time 3 pm-12 am
Game Time 7:05 pm
Fee $80/ticket
Activity # 631347-01
Register by 8/31

National Harbor (Ages 1+)

Enjoy the waterfront of the Potomac River in Oxon Hill, MD at the National Harbor. Ticket includes transportation via motorcoach.

Date: SA, 8/10
Time: 7:45 am-8:45 pm
Fee: $49
Register by: 7/5 (Activity #: 627415-16)
Pick up/Drop off Location: Schrock Travel, 220 Imboden Drive, Winchester


Private Music Lessons (Ages 5+)

Fee provides twelve, 30-minute lessons.

Piano - learn keyboard familiarity, basic techniques, music-reading and repertoire
Voice - focuses on vocal health, vocal range and techniques, range and vocal performance
Guitar - covers correct posture, note reading, flat-picking, singing songs, rhythmic patters and more
Drums - focuses on basic beats and how to count beats to build confidence

Dates: M/TU/W/F, 3-6 pm (Saturdays are make-up days)
Fee: $186 R  $195 NR
Registration: Ongoing

Crash Courses

Crash Courses & Workshops

Resume and Interviewing Workshop (Ages 18+)

Learn to format, write and include important information on your resume that employers want to see while learning how to be effective in an interview. Participants will learn through role-play and role reversal. Option: Purchase a professional resume through instructor.

Date Time Register By Activity #
SU, 7/21 4-5:30 pm 7/14 627147-49
SU, 8/19 4-5:30 pm 8/12 627147-50


PB and J Club

PB&J Club (Ages 5 & under)

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: $3.00 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, 9/25/19-3/11/20
CLOSED in 2019: 9/11, 11/27, 12/25
Time: 9:00-11:30 am

Friday Evening PB&J

Dates: 2nd Friday of the month, 10/11/19-3/13/20
Time:  3:00-7:30 pm

Rent PB&J for a party (includes gym, equipment and party room)

Sabrina Griffin
Community Recreation Program Specialist
1001 East Cork Street
Winchester, VA  22601
(540) 662-4946
Fax (540) 678-8791