March 7, 2014, 3:00 p.m. UPDATE: Weather-Related Road Closures
Sherrill Drive is OPEN. Bingham Drive, Ross Drive, Morrow Drive and Ridge Road remain closed. 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 »
Operating Hours & Seasons
Rock Creek Park is open during daylight hours.
Our Visitor Centers are open as follows:
Open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday (closed on Thanksgiving, December 25, New Year days and the Fourth of July).
Ranger-led astronomy programs occur on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. (Young Planetarium), Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. (Seasonal Night Sky), and Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 p.m. (Exploring the Universe). The planetarium is otherwise closed, except by special arrangement.
Old Stone House
Open 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily (closed on the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, December 25, and New Year days).
Peirce Mill and Barn
Summer Hours: Open April 1 to October 31, Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Winter Hours: Open November 1 to March 31, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more information, to arrange a ranger-led program, or to arrange a curriculum-based education program (10 or more) , call the Nature Center at (202) 895-6070.
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.