Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Road Closures and Construction update Winter 2013
Construction work on Rock Creek Parkway at Waterside Drive has resumed. Work will continue into Spring 2013. Delays are expected as lane closures occur to accomodate work. 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?
Check out the latest edition of Rock Creek Park's schedule of events newsletter and decide which free, ranger-led programs you want to attend.Read More
Raps and Ranger Moments on Youtube
Visit our Youtube page and watch rap videos produced by the Latin American Youth Center. View ranger clips and learn about park wildlife and history.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
Get Healthy Exercise in the Park this Summer
This summer, join park staff for unique exercise programs including weekend fun runs, pick-up soccer, ultimate frisbee, and bark in the park hikes.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.