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    Rock Creek

    Park District of Columbia

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  • 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 »

News Releases

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October 21, 2014
Fall Turf Maintenance Will Temporarily Close Portions of some Parks in Northwest Washington
The National Park Service will conduct annual fall seeding and aeration at Fort Circle Parks, Carton Barron and Meridian Hill Park beginning Wednesday, October 22, requiring temporary closures.

October 20, 2014
Rock Creek Park and Ft Dupont Park Propose Second Phase of Picnic Fee Increases
The National Park Service (NPS) is accepting public comments through October 30, 2014 on the second phase of proposed fee increases for picnic pavilions at Rock Creek and Fort Dupont Parks. Under the proposal, a half day reservation would cost $45 beginning January 1, 2015. Fee changes will fund the picnic areas’ upkeep and improve the level of service provided to visitors.

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 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.

January 09, 2014
Public Meeting: Meridian Hill Park Preservation Phase V
The National Park Service (NPS) will hold a Public Meeting on January 14, 2014 for Rock Creek Park’s Phase V of the Preservation of Meridian Hill Park. NPS proposes to continue repairs to the exposed aggregate concrete throughout the park, stabilize historic features, and install an American Disability Act (ADA) accessible entrance into the lower level of the park.

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.

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...