National Parks / Natural World

Rock Creek Nature Centre NW Washington DC

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Rock Creek Nature Centre
5200 Glover Road
NW Washington DC
DC
20015
Tel: 202.426.6829

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Has Discovery Room aimed at kids under 5 with lots of things to do - enjoy a wide variety of children\'s programs, including planetarium shows, animal talks, exploratory hikes, crafts, as well as hands-on natural and historical programs.
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    The park is terrific for bicyclists, walkers & runners, hiking and more - particularly on weekends and some holidays when portions of Beach Drive and some other roads in the Washington portion are closed to motor vehicles. For access to picnic areas, portions of Beach Dr. remain open. In Maryland, some of the attractions are Lake Needwood, Lake Bernard Frank, Meadowside nature center and another scenic road named Beach Drive. Needwood golf course is alongside Lake Needwood. Seasonally, rental boats are available here. In Washington, the Rock...Read More

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    I'm in the park nearly every day with my dogs, walking or running on the quieter trails until I forget whatever is bothering me and just enjoy all that Nature gives so freely. RCP is truly a wonderful, sacred space. Let's respect and protect it for years to come!

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    Two and a half times the size of NY's Central Park, this is a bit of wild in the middle of the District. In addition to actual wildlife -- there are deer running through it -- the National Zoo is nearby. Great on weekends when they shut parts of the parkway down.

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    Great for a run or biking

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    Urban park at its best

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The park is terrific for bicyclists, walkers & runners, hiking and more - particularly on weekends and some holidays when portions of Beach Drive and some other roads in the Washington portion are closed to motor vehicles. For access to picnic areas, portions of Beach Dr. remain open. In Maryland, some of the attractions are Lake Needwood, Lake Bernard Frank, Meadowside nature center and another scenic road named Beach Drive. Needwood golf course is alongside Lake Needwood. Seasonally, rental boats are available here. In Washington, the Rock Creek golf course is near Military Road.

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