Picnic Grove Reservations
The following picnic groves require reservations for events between April 1 and November 30
Special Park Use Permits
For information on policies for public gathering permits such as Special Events and First Amendment Demonstrations in Rock Creek Park, contact the park Permits Specialist at 202-895-6013 or e-mail.
Special use permits are issued for small wedding ceremonies only in four locations in the park:
Ceremonies must meet the following criteria:
To request a wedding permit in Rock Creek Park, email the Special Park Uses Ranger for more information about the Wedding Permit application and $200 wedding permit processing fee, which can be paid online.
Sports Field Permits
Reservation are required at sports fields at Rock Creek Tennis Center at 16th Street NW & Kennedy Street NW (four sports fields) and Fort Reno (two sports fields).
Visit https://www.nps.gov/rocr/parkmgmt/researchpermits.htm or call 202-895-6000 for further information.
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Last updated: December 28, 2022