UPDATE 7:15 a. m., March 10, 2014: All park roads are open.
All park roads are open. Beach Drive from Porter Street to the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway will be closed from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. for Zoo tunnel work. Conditions on all park roads will continue to be monitored for safety.
March 10 Road Closure: Beach Drive between Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway and Porter Street, NW
On March 10th from 9:30 a. m. until 2:30 p. m., Beach Drive will be closed between Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway and Porter Street, NW for maintenance work on the zoo tunnel.
Road Closures during Rock Creek Park Deer Reduction Operations
Temporary night-time road closures will be in effect during reduction activities which may occur January 2 through March 31, 2014.
Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Lane Closures and Construction Update Winter 2013/2014
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 »
National Park Service Selects Operator for Georgetown Boat Rental
Contact: Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles, 202-619-7177
WASHINGTON - The National Park Service (NPS) 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.
B&G Outdoor Recreation, Inc., also known as Boating in Boston, headquartered in Hopkinton, Mass., operates six kayak, canoe, pedal boat and rowboat rental locations in the Greater Boston area, including three at Massachusetts state parks.
"The National Park Service is committed to providing uninterrupted service to paddlers along the Georgetown waterfront," National Park Service Regional Director Steve Whitesell said. "We're eager to see people out enjoying the river this spring."
The NPS solicited responses through a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued on January 18, 2013. Responses were accepted through February 6, 2013. The current provider of non-motorized boat rental and storage in Rock Creek Park, Jack's Canoes & Kayaks, LLC, did not respond to the RFQ. A multidisciplinary review panel composed of NPS staff from across the country with expertise in business management, park operations, and law and policy analyzed the responses.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 398 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.
The above press release can be viewed as a PDF by clicking here.
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