Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Road Closures and Construction update Winter 2013
Construction work on Rock Creek Parkway at Waterside Drive has resumed. Work will continue into Spring 2013. Delays are expected as lane closures occur to accomodate work. More »
The following brochures about Rock Creek Park are available for downloading to help you plan your visit.
Hikes Near the Nature Center (pdf) Three hike that you can start from the Rock Creek Parks Nature Center.
Explore the Woodland Trail (pdf) Explore this short 1/10 mile hike behind the Nature Center and learn about some of the most common trees found in Rock Creek Park.
Bicycle Trails User's Guide (pdf) This trail guide is specifically geared towards bicycling the park.
Education Programs for Groups At the Rock Creek Park Nature Center (pdf) Explore a woodland trail using your five senses. Learn about planets and stars in our galaxy. Discover what creatures live in the park. Touch live animals. Find constellations. Investigate Rock Creek's water quality. Learn how the forest grows. This guide is geared for teachers planning a visit to our park.
Master Bird Checklist (pdf) Rock Creek Park is great place to view many species of birds. This is a complete checklist of the birds you find in Rock Creek Park, by month.
Did You Know?
Peirce Mill was built in the early 1820's by Isaac Peirce. It operated commercially until the main shaft broke in 1897.