• Rock Creek

    Rock Creek

    Park District of Columbia

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  • Evening Lane and Road Closures, Beach Drive

    DC Water crews will be performing sewer inspections on Beach Drive NW from 9:00 pm to 5:30 am through November 28, 2014. This work will require lane and road closures. More »

  • Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Lane Closures and Construction Update Summer 2014

    Construction work on Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway at Waterside Drive continues. There will be lane closures between rush hours to accommodate work on the roadway, multi-use trail and infrastructure. More »

Be A Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger Activity Books

Learn about the park and become an official Junior Ranger! Rock Creek Park Junior Ranger booklets geared for ages six to 12 are available at the Nature Center, Peirce Mill, and Old Stone House. You may also download a booklet by clicking here. Special Civil War 150th Anniversary Junior Ranger booklets are also available at the Nature Center.

 
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2012 Junior Ranger
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Did You Know?

Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) at about 2.5 million light years from the earth is the farthest object visible to the naked eye. You can learn more amazing astronomy facts at the only planetarium in the NPS in Rock Creek Park. More...