NPS Centennial

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and the entire year was quite a celebration! Throughout 2016, hundreds of millions of you ventured out to Find Your Park-learning, discovering, getting inspired, or simply having fun in national parks. Thank you for joining us!

The Find Your Park party will continue in 2017 as we invite you to continue your own journey to discover national parks and public lands. Share your stories at FindYourPark.com (and EncuentraTuParque.com) and with #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque on social media.

National parks across the system engaged in a variety of activities to prepare for and celebrate the centennial. Rock Creek Park was a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we did and join us as the National Park Service enters a new century in 2017!

 

Call to Action Projects 

  • Fourth graders design their own landscapes

    Fourth grade students stand around a table as they discuss what to put on their landscape base

    Fourth grade students in Washington D.C. learned how to design a landscape and then teamed up to build 3-D models of their landscape design. Read more

  • Activating Meridian Hill Park

    Members of the community play Berimbaus (African string instrument made of a gourde and bow) near the drum circle in Meridian Hill Park.

    Visit Washington, DC’s Meridian Hill Park on any given Sunday afternoon and you might see people walking dogs, doing yoga, dancing, enjoying a pick up soccer game, drumming at a drum circle, or just lying in the grass relaxing with family. Read more

  • Rock the Forest 2012 - Greater Washington National Parks Summer Youth Campout

    Rock the Forest 2012 - Greater Washington National Parks Summer Youth Campout

    This summer a new youth engagement program rocked to life within the greater Washington, DC area that brought together NPS staff and over 150 youth working this summer in our local national parks. The two day campout event was a new exciting step of many that the 14 national parks around the nation's capital are taking to reach out and share parks in ways to be more accessible and relevant with youth. Read more

  • Asphalt Loses to Local Football Players

    Rock Creek Conservancy Stream Team, Pinehurst Tributary, May 2012

    "Who knew this volunteer service would be a learning experience too." Read more

  • VIP = Fulbright Scholars

    A group of international Fulbright scholars joined a local Stream Team for a cleanup.

    Washington, DC has lots of very important persons from all over the US and the world. Rock Creek Park and the Rock Creek Conservancy work together to connect them to the park. Read more

A Call to Action Projects for Rock Creek Park

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Mailing Address:

3545 Williamsburg Lane, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Phone:

(202) 895-6000
Rock Creek Park administrative offices can be reached at 202-895-6000. For general information call 202-895-6070 Wednesday - Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and dial 0.

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