Support Your Parks

Donation Options

Thank you for considering a tax deductible donation to the Washington County park system. Your generosity can help us enhance natural areas, improve trails and amenities, provide valuable education to youth, or support the preservation of the Historic Courthouse. 

To donate, please fill out our tax-deductible donation form and mail it in, or call the park office at 651-430-8370.

  1. Stewardship Fund
  2. Parks and Trails Fund
  3. Historic Courthouse Fund

Living Forest

Forest and prairie restorationThe living forest program contributes to reforestation efforts of native trees throughout the parks. Your donation of $50 is used to purchase small trees with a tree protection shelter. This is a great way to recognize someone who is close to you. Parks staff will decide the species and location of the trees in the parks.

Milkweed for Monarchs  

Help enhance monarch habitat in the parks. Milkweed is an essential food source for growing monarch caterpillars, and provides nectar resources for a wide array of pollinators. Your donation of $25 is used to purchase milkweed seed which is used in prairie restorations.


Washington County Parks offers numerous options to get involved and help out in our parks. Take a look at the different opportunities by exploring the tabbed menu below.

  1. Campground Host

Washington County Parks welcomes campground hosts in the campgrounds at Lake Elmo Park Reserve and St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park

Campground hosts are volunteers who live in the campground, in their own camping unit, for a portion of the summer. 

In exchange for a free campsite, they are responsible for providing information to campers, registering campers in the spring and fall, cleaning restrooms as necessary (between staff cleanings), and other related tasks. 

To apply to be a campground host, please fill out an application.

These positions fill up quickly and may not always be available. If you are interested in learning more about these positions, contact the Parks Division at 651-430-8370 or email staff.Camp Host Opens in new window

  1. Large Group Volunteering
  1. Park Surveys
  1. Restore Oak Savanna at LEPR
  1. Eagle Scout & Silver Awards