Service Animals

Service animals are allowed in national parks. For a definition of a service animal, please see the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) definition.


Nature Center and Planetarium: Persons with wheelchairs or with mobility concerns can use an accessible outside ramp to reach the exhibit hall, planetarium or lower level of the Nature Center (separate entrances). Benches are located in the Nature Center.
Parking: There are two labeled accessible parking spaces near the Nature Center.

Peirce Mill: The lower two levels of are wheelchair accessible (separate entrances). The third and fourth floor can only be reached by ascending steep stairs. Upon request, staff can provide a description of equipment found on the upper levels.
Parking: Accessible parking is available next to Peirce Barn in the bus turn out.

Old Stone House: Wheelchair access to the the first floor is rough. Entry to the front room or Parkstore traverses a lip greater than 1 inch. The entry from the Parkstore into the kitchen is too narrow for many wheelchairs. The kitchen can be reached with a wheelchair from the garden. The path goes over bricks and there is a large lip at the door kitchen door. The kitchen floor is lined with bricks which may contain gaps up to an inch wide. A portion of the the garden can be reached by wheelchair after crossing a brick walkway and a gravel walkway. The upper floors are reached by narrow winding stairs. Upon request, staff will provide a photo tour of the upper floors.
Parking: There is no designated parking for the Old Stone House. There is near by street parking and paid lots are also available.

Meridian Hill Park: Meridian Hill Park is only accessible at Euclid Street, NW. Parking: There are no handicapped parking spaces nearby. Park as close as possible to Euclid Street. Be aware of a very steep incline between Euclid Street and W Street.

Georgetown Waterfront Park: This park is flat and has wide paved paths. Visit a fountain, a labyrinth or gardens. Benches have large spaces next to them for people to gather to view the Potomac River.
Parking: There is no designated parking for Georgetown Waterfront Park. There is near by street parking and paid lots are also available.


The Edge of the Woods Trail is located next to the Nature Center. This 1/4 mile loop is paved and there are some drop offs greater than one inch. There are several places where roots have created heaves greater than one inch. A guide rope lines the trail to assist sight impaired persons. The guide rope does encounter several trees and parallels some drop offs.


Assistive listening devices are available by request for Ranger led program with three days of advance notice. If you would like to request an American Sign Language interpreter, please notify us two weeks in advance.

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Last updated: November 11, 2018

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5200 Glover Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20015


(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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