NPS Centennial

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and we're celebrating all year long! Throughout 2016, we invite you to participate in Find Your Park Experiences to learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in national parks. Find Your Park Experiences offer unique opportunities to explore national parks both in person and online. Check out the experiences in this park or search all experiences to identify an opportunity that matches your interests. You can also share your national park story at

A Call to Action remains the foundation for our 2016 centennial efforts. It is the National Park Service's blueprint for the future, outlining the innovative work we want to accomplish. Rock Creek Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!



Call to Action Projects 

  • 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

  • Lichens and Trails and Bugs, Oh My

    2012 Rock Creek Park Junior Rangers

    Kids from all over the Washington, DC area came to Rock Creek Park this summer for the wildly successful Junior Ranger Camps. Bugs and black holes were just some of the items that the youth, ages eight through 12, explored in the field or in the only planetarium in the National Park Service. Read more

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

3545 Williamsburg Lane, NW
Washington, DC 20008


(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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