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    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 »

Join Our Friends

Rock Creek Conservancy

Rock Creek Conservancy (formerly Friends of Rock Creek's Environment) is a nonprofit group working to protect and restore Rock Creek and its waters, parks, and lands.

Rock Creek Conservancy is the only organization that focuses on Rock Creek in its entirety. The creek meanders 33 miles through the Washington metropolitan area, crossing federal lands as well as district, city, county, and state boundaries. Although parkland borders much of the creek, the surrounding development threatens the health and beauty of these natural areas.

Join the Rock Creek Conservancy today by registering on their Website. Please contact Matt Fleischer at 202-237-8866 or mfleischer@rockcreekconservancy.org with any questions.


Friends of Peirce Mill

the Friends of Peirce Mill are working with us to raise the needed funds and supply volunteer help to preserve the mill. For more information about the Friends of Peirce Mill and their efforts please visit their web site at http://www.peircemill-friends.org.


Alice Ferguson Foundation

The Alice Ferguson Foundation was established in 1954 as a non-profit organization chartered in the state of Maryland. Our mission is to provide experiences that encourage connections between people, the natural environment, farming and the cultural heritage of the Potomac River Watershed, which lead to personal environmental responsibility.


Eastern National

Eastern National provides quality educational products and services to the visitors to America's national parks and other public trusts. Eastern National operates 3 bookstores in Rock Creek Park. They are located in the Nature Center, Peirce Barn and the Old Stone House.


The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club is a volunteer-based organization, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia. The PATC was founded in 1927 by the visionaries who planned and built the Appalachian Trail. The club now manages more than 1,200 miles of hiking trails in the Mid-Atlantic region, along with cabins, shelters, and hundreds of acres of conserved land. The PATC conducts trail workshops in Rock Creek Park and helps to maintain our trail system.


Friends of Georgetown Waterfront Park

The Friends of Georgetown Waterfront Park (FOGWP) is a nonprofit organization with over 200 members working to raise awareness of the park and support its construction through friend-raising and fundraising. Individuals with an interest in supporting the park are encouraged to contact FOGWP.


Dumbarton Oaks Conservancy

Working in partnership with the National Park Service, Dumbarton Oaks, and the greater community, the Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy is committed to making this dream a reality. We welcome your input, ideas and, in time, contributions of time, talents, and money.

Did You Know?

Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) at about 2.5 million light years from the earth is the farthest object visible to the naked eye. You can learn more amazing astronomy facts at the only planetarium in the NPS in Rock Creek Park. More...