• Rock Creek

    Rock Creek

    Park District of Columbia

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  • Road Closure: Sherrill Drive, NW September 8 thru 19 for DC Water Sewer Line Work

    Sherrill Dirve from 16th Street to Beach Drive, NW will be closed to vehicle and bicycle traffic on weekdays between September 8 through 19 between the hours of 9:30 am to 2:45 pm for construction work on a nearby sewer line. More »

  • 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 »

Park Fun

Rock Creek Park is a great place to be a kid! In addition to the Junior Ranger Booklet program and summer camps, here are some of the special activities designed specifically for children aged 6 to 12:

Discovery Hunt

First grade students from Mundo Verde Public Charter School have created a self-guiding discovery hunt for children ages 5 and older. The discovery hunt is designed for the 1/2 mile Woodland Trail, located just behind the Nature Center. Pick up the treasure hunt kit for free at the Nature Center front desk and then set off on a discovery hunt with the family.


Designed to introduce children to the wonders of nature as well as the benefits of outdoor exercise, the Rock Creek Park TRACK Trail runs for one mile (two miles, out and back) on the paved, multi-use trail paralleling Rock Creek between Broad Branch Road and Porter Street. Four different TRACK Trail brochures may be picked up at the trailhead. For more information, click here.

Did You Know?

Gray Fox pups

Three kinds of wild canids (dogs) live in Rock Creek Park, the coyote, the red fox and secretive gray fox.