Parks Special Events

Frosty Friday Movie Night

While it may be frosty outside join us inside where it's warm for some snowflake crafts and activities before watching the movie "Frozen."
Date: F, 1/25
Time: 6 pm crafts, 7 pm movie
Fee: Free
Location: Jim Barnett Park Gym


Snowflake Soiree (Ages 55+)

Though the weather outside may be frightful, the camaraderie inside will be delightful. An evening of music and dancing, light refreshments, and socializing awaits.
Date: F, 2/1
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Fee: $10/person
Register by: 1/8
Location: Jim Barnett Park Social Hall


WPRD Customer Appreciation Day

Stop by the Rec Center in Jim Barnett Park and enjoy some free classes and activities, giveaways, and snacks (while supplies last). Also, enter for a chance to win a park membership (one month).
Date: TU, 2/12
Times: 5:30 am-9:30 pm
FREE USE of the following:

  • Open Gym, 12-3 pm & 7:30-9:15 pm
  • General Swim (indoor pool), 11 am-1 pm
  • Lap Swim (indoor pool), 5:30-10 am, 2-4 pm & 6-7 pm
  • Fitness Room, 5:30-9:30 am
  • Racquetball Court, 5:30-9:30 am
  • Water Aerobics Class, 10-11 am
  • Active Adult Therapeutic Swim (indoor pool), 1-2 pm
  • Adult Open Pickleball, 9-11 am

Snacks (while supplies last):

  • 7-9 am - Pastries & coffee
  • 11:30 am-1 pm - Pizza & drinks

Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve Nature Walks

The group will meet at the beginning of the parking lot in front of Children of America on Jubal Early Drive. Focus will be on birds, flowers, trees and signs of spring. Call Jim Smith at 540-303-3983 for more information.
Date: SA, 3/16, 3/30, 4/13 or 4/27
Times: 8:30 am
Fee: Free


4th Annual Inclusion Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament (Ages 18+)

Co-sponsored by WPRD to benefit local area Special Olympics (Area 13) that serves Clarke and Frederick Counties and the City of Winchester. 
Teams: 5-6 people, must have 2 or more of the opposite gender
Date: SA, 3/9
Time: 8 am registration, 9 am start time
Fee: $20/person
Register: Onsite
Location: John Handley High School Gym


Eggcessible

The area's only Easter Egg Hunt for children with special needs. Children can hunt for specially-retrofitted eggs which are turned inn for Easter goodies. The Easter Bunny will be there to meet and greet children.
Date: W, 4/10
Time: 10 am
Fee: Free
Location: Jim Barnett Park Gym


Egg Splash (Ages 3-14)

A new twist on an Easter classic. The indoor pool will be filled with floating Easter eggs. Children must collect a specific number or color to receive a goodie bag. There will be two special eggs in each group with the grand prize being a free swimming lesson session ($49 value).
Date: SA, 4/13
Times: 1:00-1:20 pm (ages 3-5), 1:30-1:50 pm (ages 6-8), 2:00-2:50 pm (ages 9-14)
Fee: Free
Register by: 4/11 (Activity #: 612337)
Location: Jim Barnett Park Indoor Pool


Easter Egg Hunt (Ages 9 and under)

Bring an empty Easter basket and enjoy hunting for eggs and visiting with the Easter Bunny. Groups will be divided into three age groups (3 & under, 4-6 & 7-9) with all three groups hunting at the same time. 
Date: SA, 4/18
Time: 6:30 pm
Fee: Free
Location: Jim Barnett Park Christianson Familyland/Children's Dream Playground area


Easter Bunny Eggtivities (Ages 1+)

Enjoy some tasty treats and making lots of crafts while visiting with the Easter Bunny! Have fun at your own pace and leave the cleanup to us. Registrations will not be taken after 4/15.
Date: TH, 4/18
Time: 6:30 pm
Fee: $5
Register by: 4/15 (Activity #: 641347-10)
Location: Jim Barnett Park Social Hall


3rd Annual Volleyball Hat Tournament (Ages 18+)

All names will be placed in a hat and teams will be randomly drawn onsite. Game format will depend on the number of participants. Teams will be required to keep score when not playing.
Date: SA, 4/20
Times: 8 am registration, 9 am start time
Fee: $20/person
Register: Onsite
Location: John Handley High School Gym


Topgolf Bus Trip (Ages 5+)

Fun for all skill levels, no golf experience needed. When it comes to the game itself, players hit micro-chipped golf balls that track each shot's accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets in the outfield. Whether you're an aspiring golf pro or picking up a club for the first time, Topgolf is everyone's game. A maximum of six players can play in one bay. If you have less than six players, you will likely be teaming up with another group. Catering will be provided: chicken tenders, pulled pork sliders, fresh seasonal fruit, assorted kettle chips, chocolate chip cookie bites. Price includes play, transportation and catering.
Date: SU, 4/21
Times: 1-6 pm
Fee: $70/ticket
Register by: 4/19 (Activity #: 621347-11)
Meeting Location: Jim Barnett Park Rec Center


6th Annual "Swinging Fore Sports" Golf Tournament (All Ages)

Grab your clubs, round up a team for this four-man captain's choice tournament. Dinner will be served after the tournament.
Date: F, 5/17 (Rain date: 5/31)
Times: 1 pm shot gun start
Fee: $320/team
Register by: 5/6 (Activity #: 621645-06)
Location: Winchester Country Club


Grass Volleyball Tournament (Ages 18+)

Co-ed 4's: 2 females & 2 males. Teams will be required to keep score when not playing. Co-ed Quads: BB/A
Date: SA, 5/18
Times: 8 am registration, 9 am start
Fee: $20/person
Register by: 5/17 or onsite (Activity #: 621645-20)
Location: Jim Barnett Park Indoor Pool


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
Email