Road Closures during Rock Creek Park Deer Reduction Operations
Temporary night-time road closures will be in effect during reduction activities which may occur January 2 through March 31, 2014.
Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Lane Closures and Construction Update Winter 2013/2014
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 »
"Discover/Descubra Rock Creek" is the first bilingual (Spanish/English) exhibit in the National Capital Region of the National Park Service. The exhibit focuses on the park's habitats: the forest in the fall, the creek in the spring, and meadow in the summer. It is targeted for grades 4th-6th and is multisensory.
Seasonal displays on nature and astronomy are also located in the auditorium of the Nature Center.
Self-guided Nature Trails
The Edge of the Woods Trail is an easy, wheelchair accessible, paved 1/4 mile path. Interpretive signs along the way help students explore an upland forest, a pond, and a meadow.
The Woodlands Trail is a slightly strenuous, 1/2 mile loop trail with 17 posts and an accompanying guide book. The trail winds through an upland and ravine woodland's community.
Nature Discovery Room
Did You Know?
Three kinds of owls make their homes in Rock Creek Park, the Great Horned Owl, the Barred Owl and the little Screech Owl.