- 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: