• Rock Creek

    Rock Creek

    Park District of Columbia

Fees & Passes

General Admission

Admission to Rock Creek Park is free.


All planetarium programs, environmental education programs, and ranger-led programs (except Horseback Tours) are free.

Other Fee Information

For information about permits and fees, please visit the Permits page. (This includes permits for picnic groves and athletic fields that require reservations, weddings, research and special park use.)

October 17, 2014
Picnic Permits (Picnic groves 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13 and 24 require reservations.)

As proposed to the public in 2013, reservation fees began phased increases starting in the summer of 2014 with an increase to $25/half day. We are now preparing to implement the second phase of the increase January 1, 2015, at$45/half day, followed by the final increase phase in 2016 to $65/half day. The National Park Service is inviting comments during a 21-day public comment period through October 30,2014, via the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/picnic
submit written comments to:
Attn: COMMENTS - Group Picnic Area Comments
1900 Anacostia Drive, SE
Washington, DC 20020

If you require additional information, please contact for Fort Dupont, Vicky Gammon at 202-690-5193,
and for Rock Creek Park, Rita Gunther at 202-895-6226.

For more information, please click here.


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