Washington County parks to remain open during COVID-19 outbreak, fees waived

While a large number of indoor entertainment venues are closed during the COVID-19 outbreak, Minnesotans can enjoy the outdoors by visiting Washington County parks.

During the outbreak, fees to enter the parks are waived.

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"Washington County is dedicated to providing a safe environment for visitors to enjoy the parks and trails, natural resources, and open space while getting excercise, fresh air, and sunshine as a way to relieve stress while practicing social distancing," the county said in a news release.

The parks that can be accessed include Big Marine Park Reserve, Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, Lake Elmo Regional Park, Pine Point Regional Park, Point Douglas Park, Square Lake Park and St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park.