Road Closure: Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway
On October 26 from 6:00 am to 11:30 am, the entire length of Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway will be closed for the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon.
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 »
National Park Service Opens Peirce Mill for Season
Contact: Rebecca Karcher, 202-895-6226
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Contact: Rebecca Karcher, 202-895-6222 or e-mail us
National Park Service Opens Peirce Mill for the Season
Washington, D.C. –The National Park Service is pleased to announce that Peirce Barn and Peirce Mill have opened for the season. Peirce Barn and Peirce Mill are located on Tilden St., across from Picnic Area 1 in Rock Creek Park. Peirce Barn and Peirce Mill will be open Wednesday – Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM (except July 4) until November 1.
Peirce Mill, completed in 1829, is the only surviving grist mill on Rock Creek. The mill has been restored to working condition and milling demonstrations are conducted April – October on the second and fourth Saturday of each month.
Visitors to Peirce Barn can view an exhibit about the history of the Peirce family and the mills of Rock Creek and enjoy a locally produced film about Peirce Mill and food production.
Please direct any questions about Peirce Mill or Peirce Barn to the Rock Creek Park Nature Center at 202-895-6070 or visit http://www.nps.gov/pimi .
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Did You Know?
Three kinds of wild canids (dogs) live in Rock Creek Park, the coyote, the red fox and secretive gray fox.