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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
Family Fishing Program
Ten Mile Creek Park – Shelter 2
Sunday, August 17, 2014
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Discover fishing in Washington County with the PA Fish & Boat Commission and the Izaak Walton League of America, Washington County Chapter. Bait and tackle provided, no fishing license required. Adults must bring child, children must bring an adult. Registration is required and can be made online at www.fishandboat.com/calendar.htm or by calling 724-484-7537. Registration is limited. Deadline for registration is August 15, 2014.

ATTENTION!  Want to have a say in the future of your Washington County Parks?  Please visit www.wacountyparksplan.com to complete a survey and find out how you can become involved!

Important Notice: Work to develop the Thompson Hill Launch Area in Cross Creek County Park will begin on or around May 1, 2014.  There will be NO PUBLIC ACCESS to this area of Cross Creek Park during construction. 


Available Materials
2014 Parks Shelter Rental Application
2014 Washington County Parks Calendar of Events
Cross Creek Park Driving Directions
Cross Creek Park Map
Mingo Park Driving Directions
Mingo Park Map
Panhandle Trail Map
Ten Mile Park Driving Directions
Ten Mile Park Map
2000 Parks Master Plan Executive Summary
2013/2014 Mingo Park Late Season Hunting Application


Jeffrey J. Donahue
Superintendent of Recreation
Ph: (724) 228-6867

Kevin Garrison
Superintendent of Parks
Ph: (724) 258-2958

Courthouse Square
100 W. Beau St.
Suite 705
Washington, PA 15301 

Ph: (724) 228-6867
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