Recreation Programs

Fitness Classes

Fitness Classes

Dates: Ongoing
Daily Visit Fee ($7 Adult, $6.50 Student, $6 Senior and Military) or included with membership.
Location: Jim Barnett Park, Rec Center (unless noted otherwise)

Program Age Day Time
Yoga 18+ M 8-9am
Yoga 18+ TH 9:30-10:30am
Pilates 18+ TU 11am-Noon
High Low Aerobics (no class 9/14 or 9/15) 18+ TU/W 7:00-8:00pm
Zumba (beginning 9/13) 18+ M/TH 6:30-7:30pm

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.
High Low Aerobics:  “HIGH Low is a low impact aerobics experience based on traditional aerobics principles creating a steady state cardio workout. This action packed, full body blast will challenge you while at the same time keeping it LOW. Set to the songs you know and love, HIGH Low uses cardio and toning tracks choreographed with simple fitness moves to result in a high energy, fun, and effective group fitness class that will keep you coming back for more!” Every body and fitness level is welcome in class! Barre, ab, and arm tracks are also part of the workouts.
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.

For Aqua Fitness Classes, visit the Aquatics page.


Art Classes

Landscape Art Project

Start with Art
Four lessons, four projects to use the elements and principles of art to create a sampler, a drawing, a watercolor, and a canvas painting. Learn to use a variety of techniques and materials and get creative!

Fairy Landscape
Design and create a themed miniature landscape using a wide variety of available materials.

Program Age Day Time Fee Register By Activity #
Start with Art 16+ W, 10/6-10/27 6:30-8pm $90R  $93NR 9/22 617147-A7
Fairy Landscape 10-15 SA, 10/9 10am-12pm $10 R  $13 NR 9/25 617147-B1
Fairy Landscape 16+ SA, 10/9 1-3pm $10 R  $13 NR 9/25 617147-B2

Creative Craft Classes

Festive Fall Wreath

Come and enjoy making a beautiful fall wreath! Using mesh and accessories, you will create a lovely accent for your door or home.

Program Age Day Time Fee Register By Activity #
Fall Wreath 16+ M, 9/27 6:30-8:30pm $37 R  $40 NR 9/20 617147-77

Cookie Decorating Classes

Halloween Decorated Cookies   Fall Cookie Decorating Kit

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 Fee Register By Activity #
Halloween 14+ T, 10/19 6:30-8pm $45 R  $48 NR 10/12 617147-A12
Fall 14+ T, 11/16 6:30-8pm $45 R  $48 NR 11/9 617147-A13

Creative Kids Monthly Craft

Monthly Craft

Are you looking for a fun project to spark your child's creativity? We can help by providing thoughtfully designed project kits that engage your little one's fine motor skills and imagination! To reserve a project kit, be sure to register on or before the register by date. NO registrations will be taken after the register by date. No refunds will be given. Project kits will only be made available for the designated week of pick up. Failure to pick up during the week will void your registration. Pick up location: Jim Barnett Park Rec Center. Staff can be reached Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm with questions regarding the program. Project kits will be made available for pick up starting the Monday after the register by date and must be picked up by that Friday.

Program Age Pick Up Week Pick Up Time Fee Register By Activity #
Creative Crafters Monthly Club - Halloween Theme 3+ 9/20-9/24 6am-9pm $5 9/15 642100-09
Creative Crafters Monthly Club - Fall and Thanksgiving Theme 3+ 10/25-10/29 6am-9pm $5 10/20 642100-10

Music Lessons

music

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: $93 R  $97.50 NR
Registration: Call 540-662-4946 for availability and scheduling. Classes will begin the week of September 27, November 15, January 18 (Tuesday), and March 14. See below for registration dates.

Instrument Session Starts Day Time
Piano or Voice** M, 9/27 Varies - Call to schedule Varies - Call to schedule
Guitar or Ukulele** M, 9/27 Varies - Call to schedule Varies - Call to schedule
New students may register beginning September 21. No class Monday 10/11.
 
Piano or Voice** M, 11/15 Varies - Call to schedule Varies - Call to schedule
Guitar or Ukulele** M, 11/15 Varies - Call to schedule Varies - Call to schedule
New students may register beginning November 8. No classes the week of 11/22 and the week of 12/20.
 
Piano or Voice*** TU, 1/18 Varies - Call to schedule Varies - Call to schedule
Guitar or Ukulele*** TU, 1/18 Varies - Call to schedule Varies - Call to schedule
New students may register beginning January 10.
 
Piano or Voice*** M, 3/14 Varies - Call to schedule Varies - Call to schedule
Guitar or Ukulele*** M, 3/14 Varies - Call to schedule Varies - Call to schedule
New students may register beginning March 7.

Nature Classes

Couple on nature walk

Join Jim Smith with the Northern Shenandoah Valley Audubon Society for a bird/nature walk at Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve. Focus will be on birds, migration, and flowers. Meet at the Abrams Creek Wetlands entrance sign. Walk will be approximately 2 hours long. Bring water, hat, and binoculars if you would like. There are no restroom facilities available on the walk. Please remember to wear a mask and maintain social distancing while on the walk. Visit www.nsvaudubon.org for any cancellations or changes due to weather. You may also call Jim Smith at 540-303-3983.

Program Age Day Time Fee
Bird/Nature Walk 16+ SA, 9/11 8:40am Free
Bird/Nature Walk 16+ SA, 9/25 8:40am Free
Bird/Nature Walk 16+ SA, 10/9 8:40am Free
Bird/Nature Walk 16+ SA, 10/23 8:40am Free

Online Classes

Bug Observation 

Bug Observation sheet - download

ABC Scavenger Hunt

In this video, Lisa walks you through three levels of an ABC scavenger hunt, with each level tailored to your children's ages.

Jim Barnett Park Bingo 

In honor of the National Park Trust's Kids to Parks Parks to Kids Day 2020 (May 16), head to Jim Barnett Park or any one of Winchester's city parks to complete the JBP BINGO game! Download one of five cards, get BINGO, then download and fill out the completion certificate. Take a photo with your certificate and share it with us on our Facebook page with the hashtag #ParksToKids2020. Remember to practice social distancing as you make your way through the parks.

Bingo Card Download 

Bingo Completion Certificate

National Park Trust official website

Making Bubble Solution and Wands

Learn how to make your own bubble solution and find alternatives to traditional wands with items you already have at home!

Drawing

#1 - Side of a Butterfly (for kids)

#2 - Top Side of a Butterfly (for kids)

#3 - Still Life (for seniors)

Bucket Drumming

Reduce Food Waste & Grow Your Own Vegetables


 

PB and J Club

PB&J Club (Ages 5 & under) - Canceled

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 (Returning this fall)
Time: 9-11:30 am

Friday Evening PB&J

Dates: 2nd Friday of the month, (Returning this fall)
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 Samantha 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