Washington County

Parks & Recreation

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. 


Washington County is collecting input from park users about what amenities they would like to see for future development.  Please complete the below survey to help County leaders develop the vision for the next ten years and beyond. Your time and effort in providing feedback is appreciated. 

Our survey can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WashCoParkPlan



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