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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Features

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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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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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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