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    Rock Creek

    Park District of Columbia

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  • Road Closure: Sherrill Dr from Beach Drive to 16th Street, NW

    Monday, Apr 14 (9:30 am) thru Wednesday, Apr 16 (7:00 pm). This total closure to all public traffic, including bicycles and pedestrians, is to allow for the repair of a water line break on the bridge on Sherrill Drive.

  • 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 »

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!

 

  • Asphalt Loses to Local Football Players

    Rock Creek Conservancy Stream Team, Pinehurst Tributary, May 2012

    "Who knew this volunteer service would be a learning experience too." Read more

  • Lichens and Trails and Bugs, Oh My

    2012 Rock Creek Park Junior Rangers

    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

  • VIP = Fulbright Scholars

    A group of international Fulbright scholars joined a local Stream Team for a cleanup.

    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

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...