• Rock Creek

    Rock Creek

    Park District of Columbia

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  • October 22, 9:30am to 2:30 pm: Intermitten Beach Drive Closures

    On Wednesday, October 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., there will be intermittent closures on Beach Drive from the Rock Creek Parkway to the Maryland line for line striping.

  • Lane Closure: Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway Southbound in the area of the K Street ramps

    Sept 29 - Nov 30, weekdays, 9:45am - 2:45pm and 9pm - 5am, right southbound (curb) lane closure in the area of the K Street exit ramp to accommdate work on the Whitehurst Freeway bridge over the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway. 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 »

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?


Coyote sightings have been reported in Washington, DC since May 2004. DO NOT FEED or attempt to feed them. Once a wild animal gets accustomed to being fed by humans there is much more likelihood that an individual will get bitten by an animal looking for food. More...