You are here

Rock Creek Park

New Beach Drive Detours In Rock Creek Park Expected To Begin August 28

Get ready, get set, and go for a smoother and safer drive on the southern section of Beach Drive at Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C. The newly reconstructed road and paved multi-use trail between Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway and Tilden Street NW are expected to reopen on August 28, pending any weather delays. New closures and associated detours will go into effect immediately after Segment 1 reopens.

Vision For Paved National Capital Trail System Comes With 121 ‘Achievable Goals’

The path to a cohesive, multi-use paved trail network in and around Washington, D.C., is long and complex but can be completed with the coordination and partnership of multiple parks, agencies, and governments, according to a report released this week by the National Park Service.

New Boathouses, Docks Proposed To Improve Recreation, Access Along Potomac River

In an effort to provide more recreational opportunities such as rowing, paddling, and stand-up paddleboarding, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park and Rock Creek Park are proposing development of multiple facilities to improve access to the Potomac River in the Georgetown area of the District of Columbia.

Rock Creek Park Sends 700 Pounds Of Venison To District Of Columbia Food Kitchen

The National Park Service has donated about 700 pounds of venison to District of Columbia Central Kitchen. The meat will be used in the thousands of healthy meals that DC Central Kitchen prepares daily for multiple nonprofit partners, including homeless shelters, rehabilitation clinics, and after-school programs. The venison donation is a result of the deer reduction operation in Rock Creek Park in early December.

Heavy Rains Causing Problems For National Park Units In And Around Washington, D.C.

Flooding problems, possible sewage overflows, and downed trees were causing problems Friday for Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Rock Creek Park, and other National Park System units in and around Washington, D.C., and officials said things could get worse this weekend.

National Parks Traveler's Essential Park Guide