Basic Information

Welcome to Rock Creek Park!
You may not realize it, but we encompass some of D.C.'s most popular parks, like Meridian Hill Park and Dumbarton Oaks Park. It's certainly a lot to take in. We hope this basic information about hours, rules, and services will help you get started!

5200 Glover Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20015

Ample parking for hiking, biking and visiting the Nature Center is located at 5200 Glover Rd, NW. Administrative offices are located at 3545 Williamsburg Lane, NW. Rock Creek Park is a large urban park stretching from the Maryland - DC border to the Potomac River. Rock Creek Park also administers 99 separate neighborhood small sites. A large network of public roads provide access to all points administered by Rock Creek Park.

Rock Creek Park Lands

Unless otherwise designated, all park land is closed between the hours of sunset and sunrise except for vehicular traffic on park roads.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Monday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Tuesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Wednesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Thursday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Friday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Saturday: Sunrise - Sunset

Additional Information

Rock Creek Park Roads

Sections of Beach Drive, Bingham Drive and Sherrill Drive are closed to motor vehicle traffic on weekends and federal holidays. Sherrill Drive, Bingham Drive, Ross Drive and Morrow Drive are closed to motor vehicle traffic when snow or ice is present. The Rock Creek Parkway is one way going south from the Connecticut Avenue, between 6:45- 9:30 AM and one way north from 3:45 - 6:30 PM, MONDAY-FRIDAY. All other times, the Parkway is open to both ways of traffic.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Open 24 hours
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours

Additional Information

Weather in D.C. is often erratic Spring: Pleasant, Avg. High: 67° Avg. Low: 44.3°, Avg. Precipitation: 12.1” Summer: Hot & Humid, Avg. High: 87°, Avg. Low: 66°, Avg. Precipitation: 12.7”, July is the hottest month Fall: Pleasant, Avg. High: 69°, Avg. Low: 48.3°, Avg. Precipitation: 11.6” Winter: Mild, Avg. High: 45°, Avg. Low: 27.3°, Avg. Precipitation: 9.3”, Avg. Snowfall: 15.4” January is coolest month Hurricanes may impact D.C. in late summer and fall Light droughts are not uncommon in summer

Entrance Fees:

Rock Creek Park Fees - $0.00

Rock Creek Park Does not have any entrance fees.

Entrance Passes:

Rock Creek Park Entrance Passes - $0.00

Rock Creek Park Does not have any entrance passes

Nature Center

The Nature Center is home to our Planetarium and nature exhibit area which features displays of plants and animals that can be found in the park. Most of Rock Creek park's public and educational programs begin at the Nature Center

Old Stone House

Built circa 1765 the Old Stone House is the oldest standing structure in Washington, D.C.

Peirce Mill

Peirce Mill, built in the 1820s, is the last operational grist mill on Rock Creek Park

Last updated: January 18, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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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