Washington County is a great place to play! Each community offers numerous parks, sports fields, and swimming pools.


The community of Blair offers trails throughout the town for walking, running and biking. River Wilds Golf course is a public 18 hole golf course which is a favorite for golfers from all over the area. The Blair Youth Sports Complex is a busy place most of the year with baseball and softball diamonds, numerous soccer fields, 4 lighted tennis courts, and a playground and picnic shelter.

Black Elk Neihardt Park in Blair is located high above the city of Blair and offers beautiful views of the community. Walking trails, Frisbee golf, picnic pavilion and mosaic works of art depicting the writings of Lakota Sioux Native Black Elk all make a visit to this park special. The park is dedicated to Black Elk and John Neihardt, and to their vision of universal love and peace.

Other parks in Blair are Lion’s Park, which is home to the Depot in the Park, and Steyer Park, where the swimming pool, a skateboard park, picnic shelters and an arboretum are located.

The Blair Family YMCA offers opportunities for all ages. The Blair YMCA has a 6 lane lap swimming pool, aerobic studio, weight room, and a full gymnasium. The YMCA offers numerous fitness, swim lessons, adult sports, children’s sports, childcare, and Active Older Adult programs.