Things To Do

A young girl shows off her Every Kid in a Park badge during an event.
We have many events and exciting programs throughout the year. The girl, pictured above, was excited to get her Every Kid in a Park pass.

NPS | Katy Cain

Outdoor Activities:

Rock Creek Park is open year round! Check out some of the activities that can be done outdoors in the park!

Schedule of Events and Ranger-Led Programs:

Learn about the rich natural and cultural heritage of Rock Creek Park on a ranger-led program. Join park staff for unique recreational and astronomy programs.

Educational Programs:

Educators can schedule free, curriculum-based education programs. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Cell Phone Tours:

Learn about the history of various park sites with free cell-phone tours.


There is a playground available at Picnic Grove #24, across from the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. There are also playgrounds at Montrose Park, Fort Bayard Park, Grant Circle Park and Woodley Park.

Organized Sports:

The large recreation fields located at 16th Street NW and Kennedy Street NW has room for many activities. Some of the fields, which are suitable for soccer, football, and field hockey, can be reserved through the DC Department of Recreation. Call 202-767-8363 for information.


Last updated: January 10, 2021

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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