May 12, 2015
Invasive Plant Management
The National Park Service (NPS) is accepting public scoping comments on an Invasive Plant Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) for 15 national parks in the greater Washington DC region.
May 07, 2015
International Migratory Bird Day
On Saturday, May 16, Rock Creek Park will host an International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) festival at Rock Creek Park Nature Center to celebrate and support migratory bird conservation with the theme "Restore Habitat, Restore Birds". The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Nature Center, located at 5200 Glover Road. Open to the public, the festival has free parking and admission.
April 06, 2015
Washington DC Area Parks Join Find Your Park Movement
National capital region parks join national parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. To inspire area residents to find their park and to help engage a new generation of park stewards, area parks will offer fee free days on April 18 and 19. Several area parks will also offer special programs throughout National Park Week, which runs April 18-26, and on National Junior Ranger Day, April 18.
March 10, 2015
The Old Stone House Marks Its 250th Anniversary
The Old Stone House in Georgetown turns 250 years old this month, and the National Park Service invites the public to explore this extraordinary historic site.
January 22, 2015
National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Georgetown Non-motorized Boating Development Plan
The National Park Service (NPS), is accepting public scoping comments through Feb. 19 on preliminary alternatives for the Georgetown Non-motorized Boathouse Zone Development Plan and Environmental Assessment (Plan/EA). The NPS will hold a public meeting on Feb. 4 to discuss the project, which will study options for levels of development and services to support non-motorized water and recreational use along the Georgetown Waterfront.
January 21, 2015
National Park Service to Hold Public Meeting about Proposed Pedestrian Access Improvements in Fort Totten Area
The National Park Service (NPS) will hold a public meeting to discuss proposed improvements to pedestrian access from the North Michigan Park neighborhood to the Fort Totten Metrorail Station. The open house format meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2. Public comments will be accepted during the meeting.
December 23, 2014
Rock Creek Park Donates 1700 Pounds of Venison to DC Central Kitchen
Today, the National Park Service donated 1,700 pounds of venison to DC Central Kitchen. The meat will be used in the thousands of meals that DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) prepares daily for nonprofit partners, including shelters and transitional housing agencies serving the homeless. The donation is a result of Rock Creek Park’s deer reduction actions. The park has met its objective of removing 55 deer, which concludes the operations for the winter 2014/2015 window of action.
December 13, 2014
Frank Young Named Deputy Superintendent Of Rock Creek Park
Frank Young named Deputy Superintendent of Rock Creek Park.
October 21, 2014
Fall Turf Maintenance Will Temporarily Close Portions of some Parks in Northwest Washington
The National Park Service will conduct annual fall seeding and aeration at Fort Circle Parks, Carton Barron and Meridian Hill Park beginning Wednesday, October 22, requiring temporary closures.
October 20, 2014
Rock Creek Park and Ft Dupont Park Propose Second Phase of Picnic Fee Increases
The National Park Service (NPS) is accepting public comments through October 30, 2014 on the second phase of proposed fee increases for picnic pavilions at Rock Creek and Fort Dupont Parks. Under the proposal, a half day reservation would cost $45 beginning January 1, 2015. Fee changes will fund the picnic areas’ upkeep and improve the level of service provided to visitors.