Beach Drive Block Party!

Date & Time
08/20/2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Fee Information

On Sunday, August 20, Rock Creek Park and Rock Creek Conservancy are hosting a block party for residents and neighbors to experience the brand new Beach Drive before anyone else. Featured programs include a hike and a ranger-led bike tour, hands-on activities for kids, and information booths. 


The party will begin at 1 p.m. at the Smithsonian's National Zoo entrance on Beach Drive (by Harvard Street NW) and last until 4 p.m. During the party, guests will be invited to walk, as well as ride bicycles and other non-motorized vehicles, on the fully reconstructed roadway and the wider, smoother multi-use trail.

A limited number of free parking spaces may be available at the National Zoo in Lot E. 

Featured programs include:

1-4 p.m. - Interactive activities and information booths (various) 


Come to the National Park Service booth for animal-related interactive crafts for kids and info about Rock Creek Park and other national parks in the D.C. metropolitan area. 

Stop by the Rock Creek Conservancy booth to tape a video vignette to tell us why you #LoveRockCreek.

2-3:15 p.m. - Join the Rock Creek Conservancy for a "History and Nature Walk" Meet at the Rock Creek Conservancy booth at the Block Party - This walk will cover the history of Beach Drive and the Zoo Tunnel, as well as the Rock Creek watershed and people's manipulation of the environment. 

3-3:45 p.m. - Bring your bike and join a ranger for a short bike tour Meet at the National Park Service booth at the Block Party -Learn about Rock Creek Park, the animals that live here, and cool bridges in this area. 

Don't miss this fun event! 

To learn more about the Beach Drive project, visit:



Beach Drive (By Harvard Street, NW), Washington D.C.

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Fee Information:

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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