Volunteer in Rock Creek Park

You can make a difference by volunteering at Rock Creek Park!

Volunteers enhance Rock Creek Park by assisting in many areas of park operations. They help protect natural and cultural resources by removing trash from park lands and streams, by removing invasive, nonnative plant species, and by maintaining the park's 32-mile trail system. Volunteers enrich the experience of park visitors by providing information and interpretation at locations throughout Rock Creek Park, including Peirce Mill, the Nature Center, and the Old Stone House.


National Public Lands Day

Thank you to the 100 plus volunteers who came out to volunteer at Rock Creek Park September 23-25, 2016 in celebration of National Public Lands Day! With your help we planted new native species in the meadow near Picnic Grove 13, restored trails in the Lower Valley, cleared invasive English Ivy from Melvin Hazen East, cleaned up trash and invasive plants from Picnic Grove 29 and Pinehurst Branch, cleaned up trash at Meridian Hill Park, and built a protective fence around Meadow 5 in Dumbarton Oaks Park to aide in rehabilitation efforts.

We especially thank Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy, Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Rock Creek Conservancy, our SOLVE Partners, and Washington Parks & People for their support in organizing and hosting these volunteer opportunities!


2015 Hartzog Award Winner: Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy

The Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy (DOPC) is the recipient of the National Park Service National Capital Regional Hartzog Volunteer Group Award for 2015! The 30,000 volunteer work hours they've put in over the last 3 years have transformed Dumbarton Oaks Park, and they continue to help us restore this beautiful landscape to its historic glory.

The annual Hartzog awards recognize volunteers who made exceptional contributions to national parks. We're fortunate to have dedicated partners like DOPC to help us achieve our mission of protecting resources and connecting with visitors.

Please join us in congratulating Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy on their well-earned award!


Current Volunteer Opportunities

For more information about Rock Creek Park's volunteer program, contact the volunteer coordinator.

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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