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August 27, 2017
New Beach Drive closures and detours begin before Monday morning rush hour
At midnight tonight, Beach Drive closes to all users (cars, bikes and pedestrians) between Park Road/Tilden Street NW and Joyce Road NW, which is just south of Military Road NW. Ross Drive and Ridge Road will also close to vehicles but will remain open to cyclists and pedestrians.

August 17, 2017
Fire up your GPS New Beach Drive detours expected to begin August 28
Get ready, get set, and go for a smoother and safer drive on the southern section of Beach Drive. The newly reconstructed road and paved multi-use trail between Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway and Tilden Street NW are expected to reopen on August 28, pending any weather delays. New closures and associated detours will go into effect immediately after Segment 1 reopens.

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.

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.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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