• Rock Creek

    Rock Creek

    Park District of Columbia

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  • 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 »

For Teachers

Education Programs At Rock Creek Park

Explore a woodland trail. Discover other planets. Touch live animals. Visit a historic flour mill. Visit a 17th century colonial home. All these experiences and many others are available for your group.

Planetarium Programs

The planetarium provides visitors with an opportunity to view the motion of the stars, constellations, planets, and moon in tonight's night sky. As the only planetarium in the National Park Service, it enables visitors to compare the city night sky with that of the country.

Did You Know?

Rock Creek Park's A-4 projector

Rock Creek Park has the only planetarium in the National Park System. It was built in 1960 and is located in the Rock Creek Park Nature Center at 5200 Glover Rd., NW, Washington, DC,.