• Rock Creek

    Rock Creek

    Park District of Columbia

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  • Lane Closure: Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway Southbound in the area of the K Street ramps

    Sept 29 - Nov 30, weekdays, 9:45am - 2:45pm and 9pm - 5am, right southbound (curb) lane closure in the area of the K Street exit ramp to accommdate work on the Whitehurst Freeway bridge over the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway. More »

  • Evening Lane and Road Closures, Beach Drive

    DC Water crews will be performing sewer inspections on Beach Drive NW from 9:00 pm to 5:30 am through November 28, 2014. This work will require lane and road closures. More »

Mammals

Common Mammals found in Rock Creek Park

Shorttail Shrew (Blarina brevicauda)
Eastern Mole (Scalopus aquaticus)
Red Fox (Vulpes fulva)
Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)
Coyote (Canis latrans)
Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)
Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans)
Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus)
White Footed Mouse (Peromyscus leucopus)
House Mouse (Mus musculus)
Meadow Vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus)
Beaver (Castor canadensis)
Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)
Whitetail Deer (Odacoileus virginianus)

Did You Know?

Presdent Lincoln

President Lincoln came under enemy fire on July 12, 1864 at the Battle of Fort Stevens in northern Washington, DC.