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.
*Due to construction on the Southern Beltway, the Primrose Parking Area for the Panhandle Trail will be closed beginning Tuesday April 28. There will also be intermittent closures of the Panhandle Trail during this time. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause. 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 HOURS ARE FROM DAWN TO DUSK DAILY.
*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!
2020 Parks Calendar of Events
2020 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