• Rock Creek

    Rock Creek

    Park District of Columbia


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May 15, 2014
International Migratory Bird Day Festival in Rock Creek Park
On Saturday, May 17, Rock Creek Park and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center will co-host an International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) festival to celebrate and support migratory bird conservation.

April 15, 2014
National Park Service Opens Peirce Mill for Season
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.

April 09, 2014
National Park Service donates 3300 pounds of venison
As a result of Rock Creek Park’s deer management actions, the National Park Service has donated 3,300 pounds of venison to DC Central Kitchen.

April 01, 2014
National Park Service Completes Winter-Spring 2014 Deer Management in Rock Creek Park
The National Park Service (NPS) has concluded deer management operations in Rock Creek Park for the 2014 season. Between January 2 and March 31, 2014, 106 deer were removed, safely and without incident, from the park.

March 07, 2014
NPS Public Comments and Public Mtg Fort Totten - N Michigan Pedestrian Access
Rock Creek Park/National Park Service is preparing an Environmental Assessment for pedestrian access improvements at Fort Totten. Comments will be accepted from March 7 through April 7, 2014. A public meeting will be held on March 19, 2014.

February 19, 2014
National Park Service Increase Hourly Rates for Parking Meters at Thompson Boat Center Effective March 1, 2014
The National Park Service (NPS) will increase the hourly rates for the parking meters located in the parking lot of Thompson’s Boat Center (TBC), to $2.00 per hour, effective March 1, 2014. This NPS parking lot is located at the intersection of Virginia Avenue, NW and the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway.

February 11, 2014
Rock Creek Park Foundation Documents Open House
Rock Creek Park will hold a public meeting to discuss its new foundation document on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Vaghi Dining Room located at St. John's College High School on 2607 Military Road, NW Washington, DC 20015.

January 06, 2014
Rock Creek Park Announces Upcoming Deer Management Window of Action
Superintendent Tara Morrison announced today that the upcoming window of action for deer reduction in the park is January 2 through March 31, 2014. These actions are part of the Rock Creek Park White-tailed Deer Management Plan.

June 27, 2013
NPS Announces Availability of Environmental Assessment for Proposed Metro Memorial Park
The National Park Service and the District of Columbia government, in cooperation with the National Capital Planning Commission, announce the availability for public review and comment of an Environmental Assessment for the proposed Metro Memorial Park.

June 20, 2013
Visitor Safety Improvements along Capital Crescent Trail
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is making improvements to the Water Street entrance following increasing concerns for public and visitor safety. Installation of a bicycle-friendly gate at the Georgetown side of the aqueduct will prevent vehicles from driving upstream and replace the single bollard located 200 feet upstream that had previously served this purpose but that was knocked over frequently by errant cars.

April 18, 2013
NPS Release of Feasibility Study to Implement Non-Motorized Boathouse Zone along Georgetown Waterfront
The National Park Service (NPS) has released the "Feasibility Study to Implement a Non-motorized Boathouse Zone". The study is available for public comment for a period of 30 days. Comments will be taken and added as an appendix to the study.

April 11, 2013
NPS Welcomes New Boathouse Concessioner to Rock Creek Park
The National Park Service welcomes Boston Outdoor Recreation, Inc. as the new concessioner to the Key Bridge Boathouse, formerly known as Jack's Boathouse.

April 01, 2013
Rock Creek Park Completes Winter/Spring 2013 Deer Management
The National Park Service has concluded deer management operations in Rock Creek Park for the winter of 2013.

March 27, 2013
Rock Creek Park to Begin Deer Reduction Operations
Rock Creek Park Superintendent Tara Morrison announced today that several temporary night-time road closures will be in effect for visitor safety during white-tailed deer reduction efforts in the park. From 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., March 27-30 the following will be closed when sharpshooting is underway: Beach Drive north of Broad Branch Road, Ross Drive, Wise Road, Grant Road, Sherrill Drive, Joyce Road, Morrow Drive, and Bingham Road, NW. 

March 01, 2013
National Park Service Selects Operator for Georgetown Boat Rental
The National Park Service has selected B&G Outdoor Recreation, Inc., for a two-year temporary concession contract to provide non-motorized boat rental and storage in Rock Creek Park along the Georgetown waterfront.

January 18, 2013
National Park Service Invites Proposals for Georgetown Boat Rental
National Park Service Invites Proposals for Georgetown Boat Rental: Jack’s Boathouse to operate in the interim.

October 12, 2012
Construction Resumes - Rock Creek Parkway at Edgewater Drive
Safety improvement road construction project resumes at the merge of Waterside Drive and Rock Creek Parkway.

September 21, 2012
2012 Rock Creek Park Day
September 23, 2012 is Rock Creek Park Day when we celebrate the 122nd Birthday of the establishment of the park.

September 21, 2012
Rock Creek Park Hosts Healthy Parks Healthy People TRACK Trail Dedication
On Sunday, September 23rd, Rock Creek Park Hosts Healthy Parks Healthy People TRACK Trail Dedication

May 30, 2012
NPS Approves Rock Creek Park Deer Management Plan
Washington D.C. -- The National Park Service has approved a plan that protects the forests of Rock Creek Park by reducing the park’s deer population through lethal and non-lethal means.

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