• Rock Creek

    Rock Creek

    Park District of Columbia

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  • Road Closure: Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway

    On October 26 from 6:00 am to 11:30 am, the entire length of Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway will be closed for the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon.

  • Lane Closure: Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway Southbound in the area of the K Street ramps

    Sept 29 - Nov 30, weekdays, 9:45am - 2:45pm and 9pm - 5am, right southbound (curb) lane closure in the area of the K Street exit ramp to accommdate work on the Whitehurst Freeway bridge over the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway. More »

  • Evening Lane and Road Closures, Beach Drive

    DC Water crews will be performing sewer inspections on Beach Drive NW from 9:00 pm to 5:30 am through November 28, 2014. This work will require lane and road closures. More »

Laws & Policies

Firearms

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law makes possession of firearms in national parks subject to local and state firearms laws.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit the District of Columbia’s website.

District of Columbia Law

See Division I, Title 7, Subtitle J, Chapter 25

See also Division IV, Title 22, Subtitle VI, Chapter 45

District of Columbia Attorney General

Federal law continues to prohibit firearms in federal facilities in this park. Those federal facilities are marked with signs at public entrances. Thus firearms are prohibited at Carter Barron Amphitheater and Box Office, Center for Urban Ecology, Georgetown Waterfront Office, Klingle Mansion and Outer Buildings 1&2, Meridian Hill Lodge House, Nebraska House Park Housing 1&2, Old Stone House, Peirce Mill Barn, Rock Creek Maintenance Facility, Rock Creek Nature Center.

United States Park Police District 3 Facilities

Did You Know?

Great Horned Owl

Three kinds of owls make their homes in Rock Creek Park, the Great Horned Owl, the Barred Owl and the little Screech Owl.