Washington County Parks Department

Find Washington County Minnesota parks departments, including city and state park authorities, and systems. Parks departments provide information on local recreation facilities, city parks, state parks, activities, and recreational land use.


Hastings Parks and Recreation 920 10th St W Hastings MN 55033 651-480-6175


Washington County Parks 1091 St Croix Trail S Hastings MN 55033 651-430-8240

Washington County Parks and Recreation 1515 Keats Ave N Lake Elmo MN 55042 651-430-8370

About the Washington County Parks Department

The Washington County Parks Department usually refers to a Washington County or local government agency that is responsible for a wide range of public facilities used for active or passive recreation or as open spaces in Washington County, MN. These include Washington County public parks, athletic fields, indoor and outdoor pools, other sports facilities, trails, and nature preserves.

You may contact the Parks Department for questions about:
  • Washington County parks and recreation facilities
  • Park permits
  • Community events in Washington County, Minnesota
  • Recreation and athletic programs
  • Washington County Parks Department jobs and employment
Washington County Public Parks

The maintenance of Washington County Parks Department facilities is a central responsibility of the Parks Departments. Using a combination of Department employees and contractual service providers, Parks Departments keep Washington County facilities clean and in good repair. They may also plan and manage upgrades, expansions, and capital improvements to Washington County parks in response to the aging of facilities or changes in public demand. The Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation is also responsible for scheduling and coordinating the use of their facilities. A variety of clubs, sports leagues, and community groups utilize park facilities in Washington County. Parks Departments attempt to accommodate and balance the needs of the Washington County community in making facilities available to interested groups and the general public and may issue Washington County park permits for authorized use.

Community Park Programs & Events

The Washington County Parks Department also provides programs, activities, and services with its own staff and resources. Parks Department programs include youth and adult swim lessons, Little League baseball and other organized sports, fitness classes, and summer camps. The Washington County Parks Department also runs programs in partnership with other Washington County community organizations. The Parks and Recreation Department is often in charge of organizing special events such as Washington County 4th of July celebrations, other holiday events, fishing derbies, and festivals.

State Parks in Washington County

Washington County State Parks are the responsibility of the Minnesota State Department of Conservation or Department of Environmental Protections. The U.S. National Parks Service (NPS) manages all national parks, as well as many national monuments and other properties with special designations.