• Rock Creek

    Rock Creek

    Park District of Columbia

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  • 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 »

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?

Peirce Mill

Peirce Mill was built in the early 1820's by Isaac Peirce. It operated commercially until the main shaft broke in 1897.