March 7, 2014, 3:00 p.m. UPDATE: Weather-Related Road Closures
Sherrill Drive is OPEN. Bingham Drive, Ross Drive, Morrow Drive and Ridge Road remain closed. Conditions on all park roads will continue to be monitored for safety.
March 10 Road Closure: Beach Drive between Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway and Porter Street, NW
On March 10th from 9:30 a. m. until 2:30 p. m., Beach Drive will be closed between Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway and Porter Street, NW for maintenance work on the zoo tunnel.
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 »
Three Urban Wildlife Kits (deer, owl, turtle), designed for pre-K through grade 3, are available for loan from the Rock Creek Park Nature Center. Each kit contains a teacher's guide, materials, books, and objects for hands-on lessons focusing on adaptions and habitats. Contact the nature center to reserve a kit.
Civil War Trunk
The Sentinels of Freedom trunk contains materials to assist in teaching at the fourth grade curriculum level, the diverse and controversial time in American History known as the American Civil War.
Activities and resources in the trunk allow you to cover the political, cultural, geographical, and social aspects of the Civil War from local and national perspectives. Such activities and resources found within this trunk include:
Additional activities for certain subject matters can be found in the Activity Sheets.
Did You Know?
President Lincoln came under enemy fire on July 12, 1864 at the Battle of Fort Stevens in northern Washington, DC.