Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Lane Closures and Construction Update Fall 2013
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 »
Rock Creek Park
Rock Creek Park is truly a gem in our nation's capital. It offers visitors an opportunity to reflect and soothe their spirits through the beauty of nature. Fresh air, majestic trees, wild animals, the ebb and flow of Rock Creek, and thousands of years of human history emanate the delicate aura of the forest.
What's going on today?
Fall foliage hike? Owl pellet dissection? Native American night sky? Mill tour? Plan your trip to the park around a unique ranger-led program.Read More
Thousands of Years of Human History
Known for its beautiful natural scenery, Rock Creek Park also has a rich cultural heritage.Read More
Volunteer and Internship Opportunities Available
Keep your park clean and green by volunteering this month. Interns are also needed for visitor services at Old Stone House in Georgetown.Read More
Bombs bursting in air above Rock Creek
In July of 1864, Civil War fortresses in and around the Rock Creek Valley bombarded General Jubal Early's Confederate soldiers with cannon fire.Read More
White Tailed Deer Management Plan
The NPS has released the final White Tailed Deer Management Plan for Rock Creek Park.Read More
Exploring the Sky
For nearly fifty years this program has offered visitors the opportunity to see the stars and planets through telescopes from a location within DC.Read More
Did You Know?
President Lincoln came under enemy fire on July 12, 1864 at the Battle of Fort Stevens in northern Washington, DC.