October 01, 2015
Rock Creek Park celebrates 125th birthday with successful stewardship program launch
More than 100 volunteers worked to clean up and restore parks around D.C. to launch a new stewardship program in celebration of Rock Creek Park’s 125th anniversary this weekend.
September 29, 2015
National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on Rehabilitation of Landscape Surrounding Robert Emmet Sculpture
The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a project to rehabilitate park landscaping at the triangle bounded by Massachusetts Avenue, 24th and S Streets, NW. This area, known as U.S. Reservation 302, contains a sculpture of Irish patriot Robert Emmet.
September 24, 2015
Rock Creek Park Launches Volunteer Stewardship Initiative to Commemorate 125th Anniversary
In honor of Rock Creek Park’s 125th birthday, the National Park Service today launched a new stewardship program. The Sustaining Our Lands with Volunteer Energy (SOLVE) program empowers community partners to help take care of the park.
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.