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 »
Things To Do
Schedule of Events:
Carter Barron Amphitheatre:
Cell Phone Tours:
Rock Creek Park picnic grove reservations are no longer being accepted by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation. As of March 1, 2014 all such reservations will be made online at www.recreation.gov. No reservations will be accepted prior to March 1, 2014. Visitors will now be able to choose between full and half day rentals. A change in rates is also pending. The proposed new rate for 2014 will be $25 for a half day, with additional increases proposed over the next three years. These fees will be comparable to similar services throughout the region. The additional revenue and will be used to improve visitor services in the park. Questions may be directed to customer service at www.recreation.gov. For more information call the Rock Creek Park Permits Office at (202) 895-6013.
Thompson Boat Center:
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.