• Rock Creek

    Rock Creek

    Park District of Columbia

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  • UPDATE - Temporary Ramp Closure: Rock Creek Parkway at P Street, NW

    Monday, April 14 (8:00 am) thru Saturday, April 19 (5 pm) the ramp from P Street onto the northbound Rock Creek Parkway will be closed for repairs resulting from a storm sewer failure. For additional information, please contact DC Water at 202-787-2202

  • April 1 - 25, 2014: Beach Drive Closures for Pothole Repairs

    There will be intermittent closures on Beach Drive from the Maryland line to the intersection with the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway. Closures will be on weekdays, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Lane Closures and Construction Update Spring 2014

    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 »

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?

The Sun

It takes light 8 minutes and 18 seconds, traveling at 186,000 miles per second to cover the 93 million miles from the sun to the earth. You can learn more amazing astronomy facts at the only planetarium in the NPS in Rock Creek Park. More...