Rock Creek Blog
Rock Creek Park, with its many streams and deep valleys, is a wonderland of bridges. Some of the spans were considered engineering marvels in their time. Often the architects and sculptors combined to create works of art that just happened to cross a creek.
With its forest, water and meadow habitats, Rock Creek Park is home to a wide variety of creatures. Over time, they have ranged from ancient mastodons and Colonial Era bison to recent coyote sightings.
For its 125th anniversary in 2015, resolve to know Rock Creek Park—literally from A to Z.
Just as you notice something new every time you visit our precious wilderness in the city, you can visit this space week by week and go through the alphabet learning more about the Park, its resources and its history.
Rock Creek Park stretches from Fort Bayard Park in Northwest to Barnard Hill in Northeast, with many other sites situated between them. Yet these official, administrative boundaries of the Park don’t reveal how extensive Rock Creek Park really is.
It extends and crisscrosses all boundaries – physical and imagined. Last Saturday, I was looking through knick-knacks at Eastern Market in Southeast, a place that I consider to be geographically removed from Rock Creek Park. Despite this, I discovered a postcard from 1921 with a picture of Rock Creek Park’s Peirce Mill on its front. I held onto it because I thought it was worth keeping, and it gradually dawned on me how incredible it is that almost 100 years later, the structure on the postcard - Peirce Mill - still stands.
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