May 26, 2017
One less closure, new detour routes, and great progress for Beach Drive reconstruction
WASHINGTON — The National Park Service (NPS) held two public meetings earlier this week in preparation for the next phase of work on Beach Drive. The three-year construction project remains on schedule with the first segment of construction, between Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway and Park Road/Tilden Street NW, concluding mid to late summer.
May 08, 2017
Public Meetings Announced for Next Segment of Beach Drive Rehabilitation
The three-year Beach Drive rehabilitation project is on the road to success. Segment 1 will be completed and Segment 2 will begin later this year. The National Park Service (NPS) invites residents and road- and trail-enthusiasts to discuss improvements that have already been made to the roadway, multi-use trail and Rock Creek streambanks and to learn about upcoming closures and detours.
March 01, 2017
Carter Barron Amphitheatre closed for 2017 season for repairs
As the result of a recent structural assessment, the National Park Service (NPS) has determined that the Carter Barron Amphitheatre stage has structural deficiencies and cannot safely support the weight of performances. This means there will not be concerts or other performances at the Carter Barron this summer.
February 27, 2017
Public Meeting - Stormwater Management at the Carter Barron
Join National Park Service and DC Department of Energy and Environment staff to see concepts and learn more about the upcoming stormwater management project for the Carter Barron Amphitheatre parking lot.
December 22, 2016
NPS approves fee increases for several national parks for 2017
The National Park Service (NPS) approved increases to park fees for entrance, campgrounds, and picnic areas in several national parks in the greater DC area. Fees will improve facilities, infrastructure and visitor experiences. All of these rate changes will become effective on January 1, 2017.
December 21, 2016
National Park Service donates 1,300 pounds of venison to local nonprofit
The NPS donated 1,300 pounds of venison to DC Central Kitchen, a nonprofit that develops social ventures to fight poverty and hunger, and prepares meals for shelters and transitional housing throughout DC. The donation follows the safe and successful removal of 36 deer from Rock Creek Park, completing deer management operations for the year.
December 12, 2016
NPS extends deadline for comments on future designs for Rock Creek Park Nature Center Complex
Please share your feedback to help shape the future of Rock Creek Park’s Nature Center, Horse Center, Maintenance Area and immediate surroundings. Deadline for feedback extended to February 8, 2017.
November 15, 2016
Rock Creek Park announces deer management window of action
The upcoming window of action for deer reduction in Rock Creek Park will be November 15, 2016 through March 31, 2017. This is the fifth operational window for the Rock Creek Park White-tailed Deer Management Plan.
November 03, 2016
Portion of Rock Creek Park multi-use trail will be closed Sunday Nov 6
The Rock Creek Park multi-use trail will be closed between Porter Street NW and the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. to remove hazardous trees.
October 31, 2016
National Park Service invites comments on future designs for Rock Creek Park’s Nature Center Complex
The National Park Service is developing a plan to renovate buildings, further protect park resources, and create more opportunities to explore and learn in the park.
September 29, 2016
Rats beware: National Park Service and the D.C. Department of Health partner to combat rodent population in D.C. national parks
The National Park Service (NPS) today announced a partnership with the D.C. Department of Health (DOH) to better control the rodent populations in national parks in the District. Under the agreement, which takes effect on October 1, 2016, DOH staff will inspect and treat national parks throughout the city. Residents can now report rats in any national park to request treatment by calling the Citywide Call Center at 311.
September 09, 2016
Rock Creek Park and Fort Dupont Park propose third phase of picnic fee increases
The NPS is accepting public comments through September 29, 2016, on the third phase of the proposed increases for picnic fees at Rock Creek and Fort Dupont parks. Fee charges will fund the picnic areas’ upkeep and improve the level of service provided to visitors.
July 27, 2016
National Park Service announces additional Beach Drive rehabilitation public information meetings
The National Park Service (NPS) announced today two additional Beach Drive rehabilitation public information meetings to share information about upcoming improvements to Beach Drive, road closure and detour routes, and answer questions.
July 26, 2016
Summer Concert Series Announced for Fort Dupont and Carter Barron Amphitheatre
NPS celebrates centennial with two parks, one summer concert series
July 06, 2016
Beach Drive rehabilitation will begin after Labor Day
The National Park Service (NPS) will begin a three-year rehabilitation project after Labor Day to repair Beach Drive; providing a safer trip through Rock Creek Park for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians, while maintaining the historic characteristic of the park.