Road Closure: Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway
On October 26 from 6:00 am to 11:30 am, the entire length of Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway will be closed for the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon.
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 »
The following brochures about Rock Creek Park are available for downloading to help you plan your visit.
Three loop hikes that begin and end at the Nature Center include:
Explore the Woodland Trail Explore this short 1/4 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 This trail guide is specifically geared towards bicycling the park.
Environmental Education Programs for Groups 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.
Bird Checklist 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?
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...