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A group of kids fish off the dock at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park earlier this month. Washington County officials are considering raising county park fees to help offset maintenance and operation costs. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)

Washington County considers park fee change to address maintenance costs

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Washington County officials are considering changes in park user fees to accommodate a growing number of visitors and additional operation costs.


County parks, including the popular Lake Elmo Park Reserve and Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, attract an estimated 1.5 million visitors per year, a 50 percent jump from 2007, according to county figures.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.  Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.