UPDATE 7:15 a. m., March 10, 2014: All park roads are open.
All park roads are open. Beach Drive from Porter Street to the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway will be closed from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. for Zoo tunnel work. 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 »
Did you know that in 2012, park volunteers completed a record setting 37,000 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 Share the story and functions of an 1820s water-powered gristmill with park visitors of all ages.
Old Stone House Interpretation 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 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 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 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, email 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.
Volunteers in Rock Creek Park
Volunteers in Rock Creek Park
Did You Know?
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...