Rock Creek Park

Rock Creek Park is truly a gem in our nation's capital. It offers visitors opportunity to reflect and soothe their spirits through the beauty of nature. Fresh air, majestic trees, wild animals, the ebb and flow of Rock Creek, and thousands of years of human history emanate the delicate aura of the forest. We invite you to Find Yourself in Rock Creek Park and help celebrate our 125th Anniversary.

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A black and white photo from the 1940s showing people gathered around the outside of Peirce Mill

Heritage Day at Peirce Mill

It's fall and that means it's time for Heritage Day at Peirce Mill. Join us October 10 for demonstrations, talks and activities for kids and adults.

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Work crew with trash


The Sustaining Our Lands with Volunteer Energy (SOLVE) program enables community groups to adopt and take care of parts of the park.

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Logo of 125th Anniversary of Rock Creek Park

Celebrate the 125 years of Rock Creek Park

Save the date! Join Rock Creek Park and our partners and help celebrate the park's 125th anniversary on September 27, 2015 11 a.m - 3 p.m. years.

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Schedule of Events

Programs and Events

Attend a free, ranger-led program and discover Rock Creek Park's amazing natural, cultural, recreational, and astronomical resources.

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Ranger leading group on bird hike.

What's going on today?

Astronomy, the Civil War, nature, park history...Ranger-led programs on these subjects and more occur every weekend of the year in Rock Creek Park.

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Freeman Tilden examining leaves in the park.

Thousands of Years of Human History

Known for its beautiful natural scenery, Rock Creek Park also has a rich cultural heritage.

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Park wildlife

Birds, Bees, and More!

Surrounded by a large city, Rock Creek Park is nevertheless home to a surprisingly diverse wildlife population. Learn about park nature and science.

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White Tailed Deer Management Plan

White Tailed Deer Management Plan

The NPS has released the final White Tailed Deer Management Plan for Rock Creek Park.

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