Washington County

Parks & Recreation

Teetering T.V.s
Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Shelter 6
7:00 pm
Mingo Creek Park

Soaring, circling, and teetering on six (6) foot wingspans, Turkey Vultures are fascinating large birds. Did you know of all birds, Turkey Vultures have one off the best senses of smell? Join Evan McWreath to learn more about Turkey Vultures and research being conducted in our area. We’ll visit a 2023 Turkey Vulture nesting location in Mingo Creek Park. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as we will be walking approximately 1.5 miles round trip. A limited number of binoculars will be available. 

Pre-registration is required, registration not more than 30 days in advance. Call 724-228-6867 or on-line at: http://washingtoncountypa.tylerparksrec.com/8799prod/ParksRec/portal/home                                            NO FEE


We have MOVED: 

The Department of Parks and Recreation office has relocated to: 95 W. Beau Street, Suite 115. 

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.

Shelter Rentals
Shelter Rentals for the 2024 Season at Mingo Creek, Cross Creek, and Ten Mile County Parks beginning Monday, January 8, 2024.

Please Note: New for 2024, the Parks and Recreation Office will be utilizing Tyler Technologies for most Shelter Reservations and Program Registrations. Please visit the link below.  You will need to create an account before making a reservation or registering for events. It is important to note that the Tyler system is currently not compatible with hand-held devices. The use of pc or laptop is necessary.

Parks & Recreation Facility Rentals & Class Registration

The Parks & Recreation Office will open on Monday, January 8, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. Shelter reservations can only be made online, or by phone, on this day. We anticipate a high volume of calls.  Beginning Tuesday, January 9, 2024, reservations will be accepted online, by phone, in-person, or by mail.

The following permits are currently not available on-line:  

  • Boat Permits
  • Fall Wagon Ride Permits 
  • Group Camping Area Permits/Log Cabin 
  • Horseback Riding Permits 
  • Hunting Application 
  • Metal Detecting Permits 
  • Model Airfield Permits 

Reservations for these permits can be made by phone, in-person, or by mail. 

We appreciate your patience in this transition. 


95 W Beau St, Washington, PA 15301 | 724-228-6700