Washington County Park

Find Washington County Minnesota parks. Parks provide information on indoor and outdoor recreational areas and facilities, playgrounds, ball and athletic fields, trails, and general outdoor nature areas.

Bayview Estates Park 1507 11th Street Southeast Forest Lake MN 55025

Benson Park 1901 West Willard Street Stillwater MN 55082 651-351-0346

Big Marine Park Reserve 17495 Manning Trail North Marine on Saint Croix MN 55047 651-430-8200

Clear Lake Park 213th Street North Forest Lake MN 55025

Hearthside Park 8245 Hearthside Road South Cottage Grove MN 55016 651-459-6256

Heritage Ponds Park 15541 Empress Avenue North Hugo MN 55038 651-762-6300

Highlands Park 6975 Idsen Avenue South Cottage Grove MN 55016 651-459-1295

Millbrook Park 12427 Dellwood Road Stillwater MN 55082

Nina's Park 7738 Ideal Avenue South Cottage Grove MN 55016 651-458-2800

Old Athletic Field Park 6th Avenue South Stillwater MN 55082

Saint Croix Bluffs Regional Park 10191 Saint Croix Trail South Hastings MN 55033 651-430-8240

Teddy Bear Park 207 Nelson Street East Stillwater MN 55082 651-430-8837

About Washington County Parks

Washington County Parks are natural or semi-natural open spaces set aside for outdoor recreation, leisure, or preservation in Washington County, MN. Almost all Parks in Washington County are public spaces open to the general public, though there are some examples of private Parks. Most Washington County and local governments have a Parks Department that is responsible for maintaining City Parks, Town Greens, Athletic Parks, and similar open spaces.

You may contact Parks for questions about:
  • Finding a Washington County Park near you
  • Washington County Park special events calendar
  • Athletic fields, training facilities, and sports facilities
  • Washington County Park permits
  • Local, Minnesota State Parks & National Parks
Washington County Public Parks

Washington County City Park, also called an Urban Park or Municipal Park, provides recreation and green space for visitors and the residents of the local community. Common features of a City Park include walking paths, running trails, gardens, playgrounds, picnic tables, open lawns, and sports fields. Some may include public restrooms and an information center. A Neighborhood Park is a smaller-scale version of a City Park intended for the residents of the surrounding neighborhood. They are typically designed to give Washington County residents, especially families with young children, open recreation space within walking distance of their homes.

Washington County Town Parks

A Town Green is a Park that serves as a common area for civic gatherings, public celebrations, and Washington County community events. They are often located in the center of a municipality, adjacent to the Washington County City or Town Hall, and they are common sites for farmers markets, concerts, and similar gatherings. A City Square is an urban alternative to a Town Green and fulfills a similar purpose in a less natural setting.

Athletic Parks in Washington County, Minnesota

Washington County Athletic Parks consists of fields and facilities necessary for recreational and competitive sports. An Athletic Park may be designated for a single sport or activity, or it may be a complex of facilities that serves as a hub for athletic activities in a locality or region. Athletic Parks can range from a single Washington County little league baseball field with a gravel parking lot to a large regional complex with a full array of amenities including locker rooms, training facilities, concession stands, field lighting, stadium seating, and press boxes.

Minnesota State Parks & National Parks

A National or Minnesota State Park is an area set aside for conservation by the federal government or a MN State government due to its environmental, historical, or cultural significance. National and State Parks also serve as tourist destinations and recreational areas. National Parks are managed by the U.S. National Parks Service, while Minnesota State Parks are usually managed by the Minnesota Department of Conservation or Department of Environmental Protection.