Rock Creek Park


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Rock Creek Park:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Rock Creek Park

Address:3545 Williamsburg Ln NW
Washington, DC 20008

Phone:202-895-6000
Fax:202-895-6015
Web: www.nps.gov/rocr
Size: 1,755 acres.
Established: Authorized on September 27, 1890; transferred to National Park Service on June 10, 1933.
Location:In Washington, DC, within 5 miles of the White House.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), bicycle trail, visitor centers (é), nature center, playgrounds, tennis courts, golf course, exercise trails, museum/exhibit.
Activities:Hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, fishing, tennis, golf, running, ranger-led programs.
Special Features:One of the largest urban parks in the United States, this wooded preserve contains a wide range of natural, historical, and recreational features in the midst of Washington, D.C. Points of interest include: the Nature Center and Planetarium, the focal point for activities related to the park's natural history; the Old Stone House, the oldest house in Washington; Peirce Mill, a gristmill where corn and wheat were ground into flour using water power from Rock Creek; and the remains of Civil War earthen fortifications, including Fort Stevens, the site of the only battle within the District of Columbia during the Civil War.

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But, lest we prematurely jumpstart the spring season in Rock Creek Park before properly honoring its predecessor, for three months before the first peep from the peepers, the beauty of winter reigns in the nation's oldest urban national park, which, at 1,754 acres, is also one of the largest.
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The woods, which border Rock Creek Park and are part of the Forest Glen annex of the old Walter Reed Army Medical Center, were used during and after World War II as a landfill for medical waste.
* Get in touch with nature at Rock Creek Park, a large, urban natural area with public park facilities that bisects Washington, D.C.
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Nordgren's article left out Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., which is, ironically, the only park in the National Park Service to have a planetarium.
Back home in Little Rock, Stephens provided $3.5 million to $4 million for the local chapter and the golf academy named in his honor, built off South University Avenue near where the public Rock Creek Park used to operate.
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