Alerts & Conditions

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How is Rock Creek Park affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

  • Following guidance from the CDC, state/local public health, and the National Park Service (NPS) Public Health Service, these facilities are temporarily closed until further notice:
    • Rock Creek Park Nature Center & Planetarium
    • Rock Creek Park Horse Center
    • Rock Creek Golf Course
    • Peirce Mill / Peirce Barn
    • Old Stone House
    • Tennis Center
    • Key Bridge Boathouse
    • Thompson Boat Center
    • Bathrooms in the park
    • Playgrounds in the park
    • Tennis courts in the park
    • Outdoor exercise equipment in the park
  • All park programs and events remain canceled until further notice.
  • Where it is possible to adhere to the latest federal, state, and local health guidance, outdoor spaces will remain accessible to the public.
  • Rock Creek Park is canceling permits and reservations and will not accept applications for demonstrations, special events, or park site reservations until May 15.

  • The NPS encourages people who choose to visit the national parks during this pandemic to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. As services are limited, the NPS urges visitors to continue to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy. See more information at

Last updated: April 6, 2020

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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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