• Rock Creek

    Rock Creek

    Park District of Columbia

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  • Road Closure: Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway

    On October 26 from 6:00 am to 11:30 am, the entire length of Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway will be closed for the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon.

  • Lane Closure: Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway Southbound in the area of the K Street ramps

    Sept 29 - Nov 30, weekdays, 9:45am - 2:45pm and 9pm - 5am, right southbound (curb) lane closure in the area of the K Street exit ramp to accommdate work on the Whitehurst Freeway bridge over the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway. 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 »


Volunteer in Rock Creek Park

Did you know that in 2013, park volunteers completed a record setting 49,000 hours of service? Volunteers assist in virtually every aspect of park operations. They enhance the visitor experience and protect natural and cultural resources by providing visitor interpretation and information at Old Stone House, the Nature Center, and Peirce Mill. Volunteers also protect park biodiversity by removing invasive, non-native plant species from the landscape and by removing litter; maintaining the 32 miles of trails; completing important resource studies; etc. See below for a listing of current volunteer opportunities.

Peirce Mill Interpretation Volunteer Share the story and interpret the inner workings of Rock Creek Park's most successful water-powered gristmill. Volunteers are needed to answer visitor questions and provide formal and informal programs on park history and nature.

Old Stone House Interpretation Volunteer Share the story of the oldest building in all of Washington DC with the international tourists of Georgetown. Topics of discussion include colonial, Georgetown, and African American history, among other things. Volunteers are needed to serve primarily on Mondays and/or Tuesdays.

Nature Center Visitor Services Volunteer Staff the Nature Center Front Desk and talk to visitors about park trails, trees, birds and bees! You'll present informal nature programs, manage the sales outlet, and field phone calls.

Natural Resource Protection Volunteer Join the Rock Creek Conservancy and/or Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy in removing invasive, non-native plant species and/or litter from the landscape.

Trail Maintenance Volunteer Join Potomac Appalachian Trail Club volunteers and help maintain Rock Creek Park's trail system. Trail work takes place once or twice a month between April and October on Saturday mornings.

For more information or to apply for a position, e-mail the volunteer coordinator.

Rock Creek Park Volunteers enhance the visitor experience and protect natural and cultural resources for the benefit of current and future generations of humans and wildlife.

Did You Know?

The Sun

It takes light 8 minutes and 18 seconds, traveling at 186,000 miles per second to cover the 93 million miles from the sun to the earth. You can learn more amazing astronomy facts at the only planetarium in the NPS in Rock Creek Park. More...