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, and the Washington County portion of the Panhandle Trail. 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- During the week of October 25, 2021, there will be milling and paving activities on the Panhandle Trail near Primrose and the Fort Cherry Road Connector. Trail users should expect delays in that area during construction. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Mingo Creek County Park Late Season Muzzleloader/Archery Hunting Application is now available. Applications will not be accepted until November 27, 2021. Please click on the following link for the application and hunting rules and additional instructions.
2021-2022 Mingo Park Hunting Application
- 2021 Park Shelter Rental Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 season. Please call 724-228-6867 for more information. Thank you.
- NOTICE: DUE TO COVID-19, THE MINGO CREEK OBSERVATORY IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
- NOTICE: ALL PARK RESTROOMS ARE NOW OPEN. SHELTER RENTALS ARE AVAILABLE. PARK PLAYGROUNDS ARE OPEN. PLEASE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING WHILE ENJOYING THE PARKS.
- MINGO CREEK COUNTY PARK, TEN MILE CREEK COUNTY PARK, AND THE PANHANDLE TRAIL HOURS ARE FROM DAWN TO DUSK DAILY.
CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK HOURS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
JANUARY 1, 2021 - MARCH 13, 2021: 8:00AM TO 5:00PM
MARCH 14, 2021 - NOVEMBER 6, 2021: 6:00AM TO 11:00PM
NOVEMBER 7, 2021 - DECEMBER 31, 2021: 8:00AM TO 5:00PM
*PARK HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*
*The 2021 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!
2021 Parks Calendar of Events
2021 Parks Shelter Rental 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