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Department Overview

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

 - Washington County Parks has developed a County Parks Shelters Tour to showcase our park's shelters and amenities at those shelters.  For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation office at 724-228-6867.  Thank you!
 
County Parks Shelter Tour Story Map
 
  - 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, 2022 - MARCH 12, 2022:                    8:00AM TO 5:00PM
 MARCH 13, 2022 - NOVEMBER 5, 2022:                6:00AM TO 11:00PM
NOVEMBER 6, 2021 - DECEMBER 31, 2022:  8:00AM TO 5:00PM
*PARK HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*
 
*The full 2023 Parks Calendar of Events is now available.  Please click the link below.  Thank you.

Available Materials

2023 Parks Calendar of Events

2023 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

Panhandle Trail Rules and Regulations

Tenmile Creek Park Driving Directions

Tenmile Creek Park Map

2000 Parks Master Plan Executive Summary

2014 Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan

2014 Mingo Creek County Park Plan

2014 Cross Creek County Park Plan