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 »
Cell Phone Audio Tours
Your phone provides a fun way to learn more about Rock Creek Park. You can listen to a park ranger give a two-minute narration on various aspects of the park.
When visiting Rock Creek Park you can listen to these narrations at numerous points of interest in Washington DC. Just look for the “Dial and Discover” signs, call 202-730-9307, and enter the stop number. Since this is a phone tour, you can be anywhere in Washington where there is cell phone coverage to listen to the messages. Feel free to stroll along as you listen, then stop and enjoy the view to reflect on what you have just learned.
There is no additional charge to listen to these messages. Please be aware that cell phone coverage in Rock Creek Park can be spotty and not all providers offer service in the park.
We are very interested in hearing your feedback about this audio tour and we encourage you to leave a message about your experience with this program. You can do this by pressing *0 on your cell phone at anytime while listening to any portion of your tour.
Here are some helpful instructions when you are listening to these audio tours:
Press 1 to Rewind
Press 2 to Pause/Play
Press 3 to Fast Forward
Press # to Stop
Press *0 to Leave Comments
For printable map of the cell phone tour stops click here.
Did You Know?
When the National Park Service bought the Old Stone House in the 1950's it was occupied by the Parkway Motors used car lot.