Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Rock Creek Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
"Who knew this volunteer service would be a learning experience too." Read more
Washington, DC has lots of very important persons from all over the US and the world. Rock Creek Park and the Rock Creek Conservancy work together to connect them to the park. Read more
Kids from all over the Washington, DC area came to Rock Creek Park this summer for the wildly successful Junior Ranger Camps. Bugs and black holes were just some of the items that the youth, ages eight through 12, explored in the field or in the only planetarium in the National Park Service. Read more
Did You Know?
Three kinds of owls make their homes in Rock Creek Park, the Great Horned Owl, the Barred Owl and the little Screech Owl.