North bound Ramp Closed, Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway to Massachusetts Avenue, NW
On June 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the northbound ramp from the Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway to Massachusetts Avenue, NW (Waterside Drive) will be closed for work on traffic loop detectors. More »
Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Lane Closures and Construction Update Spring 2013
Construction work on Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway at Waterside Drive continues. There will be lane closures between rush hours to accommodate work. 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?
It takes light 8 minutes and 18 seconds, traveling at 186,000 miles per second to cover the 93 million miles from the sun to the earth. You can learn more amazing astronomy facts at the only planetarium in the NPS in Rock Creek Park. More...