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COVID-19

The National Park Service (NPS) is following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, as we begin to increase recreational access and services. The NPS is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.


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Open Areas

  • NOTE: Rock Creek Park manages 99 different pieces of land, so it isn't possible to list all open areas separately. Where it is possible to adhere to the latest federal, state, and local health guidance, outdoor spaces, including trails, will remain accessible to the public.

Fountains

Chevy Chase Fountain will remain closed through summer 2022 to allow for repair and rehabilitation of the 90-year-old fountain.

Meridian Hill Park cascade fountain will remain closed through summer 2022.

To learn more about fountains in Rock Creek Park visit our Fountains page.
 
 

Restrictions in the Park

Beach Drive NW

  • Beach Drive NW is closed to motor vehicles 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.
  • Sherrill Drive NW, closed to motor vehicles
  • Ross Drive NW, closed to motor vehicles

The following facilities in the park are open but have restrictions.

  • Rock Creek Park Horse Center - By reservation only (trail rides, private instruction, and small classes up to 10 people at a time with reservations). No camps available at this time. Info: https://rockcreekhorsecenter.com/
  • Thompson Boat Center - By reservation only (rentals, private slip holders, instruction up to 10 people per hour). Upstairs areas such as locker rooms and gymnasium closed at this time. Info: https://boatingindc.com/boathouses/thompson-boat-center/
  • Rock Creek Park Tennis Center - By reservation only (court rentals, private lessons). Clinics and classes by reservation only will open on June 8 for up to 6 participants. No camps available at this time. Info: https://rockcreektennis.com/
  • Rock Creek Park Golf Course - By reservation only (9-hole golf course, practice area, instruction up to 10 people). Clubhouse and camps closed at this time. Info: https://www.playdcgolf.com/Rock-Creek
  • Key Bridge Boathouse - By reservation only (rentals, private slip holders, instruction up to 10 people per hour). Info: https://boatingindc.com/boathouses/key-bridge-boathouse/
  • Special Events - Special events in Meridian Hill Park, Georgetown Waterfront Park, Fort Reno Park, and Montrose Park require park permits.
 

Other Updates

Last updated: May 25, 2022

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Mailing Address:

5200 Glover Rd, NW
Washington , DC 20015

Phone:

202 895-6000
Rock Creek Park's main phone line.

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