Picnic Grove 24 is located across from the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. The area is open and flat and has a picnic pavilion, a playground and restroom facilities. The picnic grove shares a parking lot with the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center.
Yes- Public restrooms are located in this picnic area.
Yes- This picnic area shares a large parking lot with the Rock Creek Tennis Center and Carter Barron Amphitheater.
Reservations and Permits
This site is reservable in advance from May through October and available on a first-come, first-served basis from November through April.
To make a reservation, please go to the website www.recreation.gov and search for "Rock Creek Group Picnic Areas." You can also make reservations by phone at 1-877-444-6777 (10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. ET).
Reservations are by the half day. A half day is from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (or dark whichever comes first).
All group activities of 25 or more people in Rock Creek must be registered under a special use permit. Visit our Permits and Reservations page for more information.
Contact United States Park Police to assist with Picnic Grove issues or if you think someone is occupying your reserved space- 1 (202) 610-7505.