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 this form and mail in, or call the office at 651-430-8370.
The 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.
Programs, Volunteer, Nature Based
Your $25 donation would help assist with programming efforts in the parks which include providing nature based programs to children, or help in purchasing materials for Eagle Scouts and Silver Award Scout projects.
Trail Planning & Enhancement
Your $50 donation will help assist with enhancing the existing and future trail system. Funds will be used to purchase signs, provide lighting or be used to plan future trails such as single track mountain biking.
Your donation of $2,500 could be used to purchase a wooden or metal bench at one of the parks. A wooden bench (Figure A below) would be used along our turf trails, or a metal bench (Figure B) near our facilities. A commemorative bronze plaque* may also be included on the bench. Washington County would order this and install it.
*Please call (651) 430-8370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for plaque
Figure A - Wooden Bench Figure B - Metal Bench
Eagle Scouts also help construct wooden benches in the parks. To donate to help with these efforts, please select Programs, Volunteer & Nature Based under the Parks & Trails Fund.
Since 2016, we have had 8 wooden benches constructed at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
The Historic Courthouse is an iconic building located on “Zion’s Hill” in Stillwater, MN. Built in 1870, in the aftermath of the Civil War, it is a marvel of the Italianate style of architecture. The grandiose building reflects the wealth of the St. Croix Valley at the time. In 1971, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, as the oldest standing courthouse in the state of Minnesota.
Your donation to the Historic Courthouse Restoration Fund goes toward the preservation and restoration of this historical landmark so its beauty can continue to be enjoyed by future generations.