Road Closure: Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway, Saturday March 15, 6 thru 11 a.m.
The Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway will be closed from 6:00 a.m. through 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 15 for the Rock and Roll Marathon. The P Street on ramp will be closed from 1:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. More »
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 »
Exploring the Sky
Come See the Stars!
Exploring the Sky is an informal program that for over sixty years has offered monthly opportunities for anyone in the Washington area to see the stars and planets through telescopes from a location within the District of Columbia.
Sessions are held in Rock Creek Park once each month on a Saturday night from April through November, starting shortly after sunset. We meet in the field just south of the intersection of Military and Glover Roads NW, near the Nature Center. A parking lot is located immediately next to the field.
Beginners (including children) and experienced stargazers are all welcome-and it's free!
Questions? Call the Nature Center at (202) 895-6070 or check the Internet sites: http://www.nps.gov/rocr/planyourvisit/planetarium.htm or http://www.capitalastronomers.org
A presentation of the National Park Service and National Capital Astronomers.
Did You Know?
Rock Creek Park has the only planetarium in the National Park System. It was built in 1960 and is located in the Rock Creek Park Nature Center at 5200 Glover Rd., NW, Washington, DC,.