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    Rock Creek

    Park District of Columbia

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  • 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 »

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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.

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?

Gray Fox pups

Three kinds of wild canids (dogs) live in Rock Creek Park, the coyote, the red fox and secretive gray fox.