Recreation Programs

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Parents of pooches 16 weeks and older (with proof of rabies vaccinations) are invited to register their pups for Basic Obedience classes at Jim Barnett Park! The course will be held each Saturday in October and end November 7. The first class on October 3 will be 2 hours in length and each following class will be one hour. Fee is $27 for city residents and $30 for non-residents. Registration will close September 30. Register online or call 540-662-4946 (activity #637247-24).


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Music Lessons

Private Music Lessons

Fee provides six, 30-minute lessons (one/week). For ages 5+.

Fee: $93 R  $97.50 NR
Registration: Ongoing until full, online or call 540-662-4946

Instrument Dates Day Time
Piano or Voice 10/2-11/6 F 5:00 pm or 5:30 pm
Piano or Voice 10/3-11/7 SA 10:30 am, 11 am or 11:30 am
Piano or Voice 10/2-11/7 TH 11:30 am
Guitar or Ukulele 10/2-11/6 F 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, or 5:30 pm

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)

Yoga Classes

Chair Yoga

Yoga

Bucket Drumming

Reduce Food Waste & Grow Your Own Vegetables


Fitness Classes

Fitness Classes - Canceled

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
Zumba Toning 12+ TU 6:30-7:30 pm
Zumba Gold 50+ TU/TH 11:30-12:30 pm
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 10-11 am
Water Aerobics 18+ TU/TH 7-8 pm
Aqua Arthritis 18+ TU/TH 10-11 am

Fitness Programs - Canceled

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)


Creative kids programs 

Creative Kids & Teens

Program Age Date Time Fee Register By Activity #
None at this time            

Birthday Paint Party

Three hours of fun for up to 12 invitees (ages 5+). Fee includes set up and clean up and paint canvas for each participant. Call us for more info.

Fee: $225


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.


Adult Classes

Art Classes

Program Age Date Time Fee Register By Activity #
None at this time            

Bus Trips

Trips

None at this time


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.
Fee: FREE

Date Time Register By Activity #
None at this time      

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