Department Overview

The Department of Parks and Recreation is responsible for 5,500 acres of park land in Washington County, offering picnic shelters, nature trails, bicycle and bridle trails, hunting and fishing, as well as recreational programs, and special events.

The department is in charge of Mingo Creek, Cross Creek, and Ten Mile Creek county parks. All of the county parks are open all year long and house two covered bridges. Activities within these parks are controlled through a permit system. Parks and Recreation is responsible for maintenance of these parks. For maps and applications, view the documents listed below.

News Items

County park facilities closed until further notice to help slow the spread of Covid-19 virus. 

Passive dispersed recreation is permitted but all shelters, restrooms, buildings, playgrounds and programs are closed at this time. 

Cross Creek Park and Ten Mile Park boat launches are closed.  We encourage social distancing while enjoying open spaces. 

Avoid groups and congregating in crowds.  Visitors should be respectful and use the bathroom before leaving home as well as taking all trash when leaving. 

Thank you for your understanding of these modified regulations at this time.

 The 2020 Parks Calendar of Events is here! You can download it below. Please call the Parks and Recreation office with any questions. We hope to see you at our events!

Available Materials

2020 Parks Calendar of Events
2020 Parks Shelter Rental Application
2019-2020 Mingo Creek Park Hunting Application
Cross Creek Park Driving Directions
Cross Creek Park Map
Mingo Creek Park Driving Directions
Mingo Creek Park Map
Panhandle Trail Map
Tenmile Creek Park Driving Directions
Tenmile Creek Park Map
2000 Parks Master Plan Executive Summary