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 »
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 »
"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?
President Lincoln came under enemy fire on July 12, 1864 at the Battle of Fort Stevens in northern Washington, DC.