Goods and Services

Below you will find a list of activities, goods, and services provided within Rock Creek Park by partners for a fee.

 
 
A young woman rides a horse at the Rock Creek Park Horse Center
Rock Creek Park Horse Center offers riding lessons, trail rides, pony rides, summer camps, therapeutic riding, and horse-boarding.

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The Rock Creek Park Horse Center is located next to the Nature Center. There is plenty of parking. The center offers riding lessons, trail rides, pony rides, summer camps, therapeutic riding, and horse-boarding.


Contact Information:
Rock Creek Park Horse Center
5100 Glover Road
Washington, DC 20015
202-362-0117
horsecenter@guestservices.com

 
 
A close up of a putter putting a golfball on a green. The hole is blurry in the distance.
Golf events, putting greens, and lessons are just a few of the activities available at the Rock Creek Park Golf Course.
At the Rock Creek Park Golf Course, you will find an 18-hole course, putting greens, snacks and beverages, and a Pro Shop. Plan golf events and outings. Take lessons. Extreme hills and narrow fairways define this course. (Please note: The back 9 holes are closed until further notice due to playing conditions.)

Contact Information:
Rock Creek Park Golf Course
6100 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
202-882-7332
info@playdcgolf.com
 
 
Kayaks piled on-top of each other at the Thompson Boat Center
Kayak and canoe rentals are available so you can enjoy the Potomac River!
Rock Creek Park has two boating centers. Both offer boat rentals, private boat storage, and boating instruction. Thompson Boat Center has rental equipment for rowing and holds regattas, while the Key Bridge Boathouse offers kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, fitness classes, and twilight tours.

Contact Information:
Key Bridge Boathouse
3500 Water St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
Thompson Boat Center
2900 Virginia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037

For more info about either location:
Phone: 202-377-9642
Email: dcboatinginfo@guestservices.com
 
 
A generic tennis ball resting on a tennis racket.
Rock Creek Park Tennis Center offers lessons, court reservations, tournaments, tennis pros, professional racquet stringing, a pro shop, and a snack bar!
The Rock Creek Park Tennis Center includes the William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Stadium and adjacent courts. The facility, home of the Citi Open, hosts 15 hard courts and 10 clay courts. A variety of services are available to the public: lessons, court reservations, tournaments, tennis pros, professional racquet stringing, a pro shop, and a snack bar!

Contact Information:
Rock Creek Park Tennis Center
16th & Kennedy Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20011
202-722-5949
rockcreektennis@guestservices.com

Looking for more tennis courts? There are several free tennis and pickleball courts at Montrose Park. Other free courts are available at Francis Field Park.
 
 
Books on a shelf in the Nature Center bookstore.
Help support Rock Creek Park through the purchase of educational items and books available through America's National Parks.

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Looking for a memento to commemorate your visit? How about an in-depth map to take on your hiking adventures? Maybe you want a book about the birds you can see while biking through the park? All of this and more can be found at our two bookstores in the Rock Creek Park Nature Center and at the Old Stone House.

You can also access an online bookstore for more information.
 
A picnic table sits beside a stone chimney grill.
Some picnic areas have historic grills / fireplaces for use by park visitors during daylight hours.

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Picnic Reservations:

For details about park picnic areas, visit this webpage.

 

Last updated: March 18, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

5200 Glover Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20015

Phone:

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

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