• Rock Creek

    Rock Creek

    Park District of Columbia

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  • Road Closure: Sherrill Drive, NW September 8 thru 19 for DC Water Sewer Line Work

    Sherrill Dirve from 16th Street to Beach Drive, NW will be closed to vehicle and bicycle traffic on weekdays between September 8 through 19 between the hours of 9:30 am to 2:45 pm for construction work on a nearby sewer line. 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 »

  • Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Lane Closures and Construction Update Summer 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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  • Young Planetarium

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Calling all kids: learn about the twinkling stars and wandering planets during this introductory astronomy program. More

  • Creature Feature

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Children are invited to assist a ranger in the feeding of the Nature Center's live critters... More

  • Save Rock Creek Park's Trees

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Join Rock Creek Conservancy in the battle to save park trees from the chokehold of invasive English ivy. More

  • Exploring the Universe

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Visit distant galaxies, nebulas, and other deep space objects and discover the wide world of astronomy without ever leaving your planetarium seat! Ages 7 to adult. More

  • Seasonal Night Sky

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Discover the brightest stars, planets, and constellations and hear their stories in the only planetarium in the National Park System. Ages 5 to adult. More

  • Run of the Mill

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    See the 2,000 pound millstones convert corn to cornmeal using that good old fashioned renewable energy of water. More

  • African American History Hike

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Discover the hidden histories of African Americans in Rock Creek Park on a 3.5 mile hike with Ranger Lisa Struckmeyer. More

  • Family Program: Buds Story Time

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Treat your toddler or preschooler to an engaging morning full of stories, songs and crafts about trees and the environment. More

  • Exploring the Universe

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    Visit distant galaxies, nebulas, and other deep space objects and discover the wide world of astronomy without ever leaving your planetarium seat! Ages 7 to adult. More

  • Seasonal Night Sky

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    Discover the brightest stars, planets, and constellations and hear their stories in the only planetarium in the National Park System. Ages 5 to adult. More

  • Young Planetarium

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Calling all kids: learn about the twinkling stars and wandering planets during this introductory astronomy program. More

  • Creature Feature

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    Children are invited to assist a ranger in the feeding of the Nature Center's live critters... More

  • Save Rock Creek Park's Trees

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Join Rock Creek Conservancy in the battle to save park trees from the chokehold of invasive English ivy. More

  • Exploring the Universe

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Visit distant galaxies, nebulas, and other deep space objects and discover the wide world of astronomy without ever leaving your planetarium seat! Ages 7 to adult. More

  • Seasonal Night Sky

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Discover the brightest stars, planets, and constellations and hear their stories in the only planetarium in the National Park System. Ages 5 to adult. More

  • Exploring the Sky

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Join the National Capital Astronomers and Ranger Tony Linforth for stargazing through the lens of a telescope... More

  • Grow Like a Tree (Children's Program)

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Families are invited to join Ranger Lisa for a 1/2 mile hike behind the Nature Center. Discussion and activities will be included. More

  • Exploring the Universe

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    Visit distant galaxies, nebulas, and other deep space objects and discover the wide world of astronomy without ever leaving your planetarium seat! Ages 7 to adult. More

  • Seasonal Night Sky

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    Discover the brightest stars, planets, and constellations and hear their stories in the only planetarium in the National Park System. Ages 5 to adult. More

  • Zumba in the Park

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    Get your Saturday morning workout on during this free, fast-paced, Latin-inspired, dance-exercise class. More

  • Young Planetarium

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Calling all kids: learn about the twinkling stars and wandering planets during this introductory astronomy program. More

  • Author Talk: "A History of Rock Creek Park: Wilderness and Washington, D.C.," by Scott Einberger

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Rock Creek Park was established exactly 124 years ago today. Learn the story of the park's creation during this special author talk with environmental historian and author Scott Einberger. More

  • Creature Feature

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    Children are invited to assist a ranger in the feeding of the Nature Center's live critters... More

  • ROCK CREEK PARK DAY AT PEIRCE MILL

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Come celebrate Rock Creek Park's rich history during this annual birthday celebration... More

  • Exploring the Universe

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Visit distant galaxies, nebulas, and other deep space objects and discover the wide world of astronomy without ever leaving your planetarium seat! Ages 7 to adult. More

  • Seasonal Night Sky

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Discover the brightest stars, planets, and constellations and hear their stories in the only planetarium in the National Park System. Ages 5 to adult. More

Did You Know?

Coyote

Coyote sightings have been reported in Washington, DC since May 2004. DO NOT FEED or attempt to feed them. Once a wild animal gets accustomed to being fed by humans there is much more likelihood that an individual will get bitten by an animal looking for food. More...