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Record of Determination for the Temporary Closure of Certain Park Roads North of Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway for the 2022/2023 Implementation of the Rock Creek Park White-tailed Deer Management Plan

Under the existing Rock Creek Park Superintendent's Compendium, unless otherwise designated, areas administered by Rock Creek Park are closed to all public use from sunset to sunrise, except for vehicular travel on park roads. During the 2022/2023 implementation of the park's approved White-tailed Deer Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision, Rock Creek Park will temporarily close the park roads noted below to public access and travel under 36 CFR l.5(a)(1) during the time periods detailed below and from November 15, 2022 through March 31, 2023. When implementation occurs, the closures will be designated by posted signage, roadway gates, and law enforcement officer and/or employee direction. Violation of the closure is prohibited.

Read the full Record of Determination here.

 

Extended Closure of Beach Drive

Pursuant to 36 CFR 1.5(a), Rock Creek Park, a unit of the National Park Service is continuing the temporary closure to motor vehicles of Beach Drive, NW, from Broad Branch Road NW to Joyce Road NW, from Grove 10 to Wise Road NW, and from West Beach Drive NW to the Maryland boundary.

Visit the Beach Drive Closure news release to learn more about the project and review the Record of Determination.
 

Record of Determination for a Partial and Temporary Closure Of Reservation 497 for Rehabilitation

Rock Creek Park will close a portion of Reservation 497, at 5700 South Dakota Avenue, NE, on or about September 30, 2022, to address public safety concerns, and to remove an encampment and clean up the parcel. It will remain closed until December 31, 2022, unless the NPS determines rehabilitation measures are completed before that date.

Read the full record of determination here.
 

Record of Determination for a Partial and Temporary Closure Of Reservation 360 for Rehabilitation


Rock Creek Park will close a portion of Reservation 360, at the K Street exit ramp and Rock Creek Parkway outbound, on or about May 27 to address public safety concerns, and to remove encampments and clean up the parcel. It will remain closed until October 31,2022, unless the NPS determines while rehabilitation measures are completed before that date.

Read the full record of determination here.
 

Record of Determination for a Partial and Temporary Closure Of Reservation 360 for Rehabilitation

Rock Creek Park will close a portion of Reservation 360, beneath the Calvert Street Bridge, off Rock Creek Parkway inbound, on or about August 26, 2022, to address public safety concerns, and to remove the encampment and clean up the parcel. It will remain closed until December 31, 2022, unless the NPS determines rehabilitation measures are completed before that date.

For more information, read the Record of Determination.
 
 

Contact Information:

Julia Washburn, Superintendent
3545 Williamsburg Lane NW
Washington, DC 20008-1207
202-895-6000

Last updated: November 21, 2022

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5200 Glover Rd, NW
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