Maybe you drive through Rock Creek Park on your daily commute. Or you simply know it's near the Zoo. Maybe you heard that you can hike there. It can be a challenge to figure out just what to do in the 2,000 acre park, between the tennis, horseback riding and programs at the Nature Center. We’re here to demystify the oasis in the middle of our city. (Start by orienting yourself with Our map of Rock Creek Park.)
Bike it, hike it or grab a spot
Rock Creek Park rangers and regulars suggest the best ways to navigate the park's hiking trails, the best times to cycle through and how to snag the perfect picnic site.
Looking for something to do?
Summer in Rock Creek Park means Sunday afternoon fun runs, monthly pick-up soccer games and hikes that explore the park's geography.
Washington's Country Club
Go horseback riding, reserve a tennis court or meet friends for a quick 18 holes on Saturday morning: How to turn Rock Creek Park is your neighborhood country club.