Parks Special Events

Splash Bash

Open the outdoor pool in Jim Barnett Park with a SPLASH! We'll be playing your favorite music and food will be available for purchase at the concession stand. Enter for a chance to win door prizes, including a 2017 pool pass. June 3, noon-4 pm. Daily admission fee or membership required.

Swinging Fore Sports Golf Tournament

RESCHEDULED: Grab your clubs, round up a team and join Winchester Parks and Recreation for the 4th Annual “Swinging Fore Sports” Golf Tournament (all ages) will be held Thursday, June 8 at 1:00 pm. Originally scheduled on May 11, the tournament was postponed to the rain date due to weather. The format is four-man captain’s choice with a 1:00 pm shot gun start. Dinner will be served following the tournament. Location: Winchester Country Club. Register by: 6/8. Fee: $320/team

Registration Options:

  1. Register and pay online (Activity #: 621645-06) then submit team participant names to WPRD using this registration form.
  2. Submit this registration form with check for team fee and drop off or mail to WPRD.

Fishing Rodeo

Come to Wilkins Lake in Jim Barnett Park for the annual Family Day Fishing Rodeo on Saturday, June 17. Prizes will be awarded in eight divisions for the largest fish. Virginia State fishing regulations apply. A special stocking is scheduled prior to the Rodeo. Register in advance or day-of. Sponsored by Wilkins Trust Fund. $5 per person. For ages 4+. Activity #: 621347.

Liberty 5K

The annual Liberty 5K on July 4 consists of a single loop around Jim Barnett Park and through the grounds of Shenandoah University using roads and sidewalks. The kid's race will be held immediately following the 5K race. Prizes and awards for top runners. Sponsored by Winchester Parks and Recreation and Shenandoah Valley Runners Club. All ages welcome. Register online. Starting location: Jim Barnett Park, Kiwanis II Shelter


  • 5K for SVR Members: $18 ($25 after June 24)
  • 5K for Non-SVR Members: $20 ($25 after June 24)
  • Kids Run: $10 ($15 after June 24)

Youth Triathlon

Winchester Parks & Recreation's first Youth Triathlon will challenge your child with a swim in the outdoor pool, a bike ride in Jim Barnett Park and a run on the Winchester Park Kiwanis Parcourse. Register early (by 8/1) to be guaranteed a T-shirt. For ages 5-17. Helmet required for cycling portion. Application (also available for pick up at the War Memorial Building)

Canine Swim

For the third year in a row, we'll end the summer with a canine splash. Bring your furry friend out of an evening of swimming in the Jim Barnett Park outdoor pool on September 17 from 7-9 pm. Non-dog park members MUST have a proof of rabies vaccination for entrance. $2 (FREE for Winchester Parks & Recreation Dog Park members). 

Special Event Permits

Click here for more information about holding a special event in Jim Barnett Park.

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