• Rock Creek

    Rock Creek

    Park District of Columbia

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  • October 18, 7:00am - 4:00pm: Waterside Drive, NW Closed

    On Saturday, October 18, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Waterside Drive will be closed from Massachusetts Avenue to Rock Creek Parkway in both directions as well as the alleyway at Waterside Drive and Massachusetts Avenue NW for tree work.

  • October 22, 9:30am to 2:30 pm: Intermitten Beach Drive Closures

    On Wednesday, October 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., there will be intermittent closures on Beach Drive from the Rock Creek Parkway to the Maryland line for line striping.

  • 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 »

Reptiles and Amphibians

Common Reptiles of Rock Creek Park

Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus)
Brown Snake (Storeria dekayi)
Black Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta)
Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon)
Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina)
Eastern Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)
Red-eared Slider (Chrysemys scripta)
Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
Five-lined Skink (Eumeces fasciatus)
Eastern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus undulatus)

Common Amphibians of Rock Creek Park

Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon serratus)

Did You Know?

Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) at about 2.5 million light years from the earth is the farthest object visible to the naked eye. You can learn more amazing astronomy facts at the only planetarium in the NPS in Rock Creek Park. More...