Rock Creek Blog
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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Since moving to a house next to Rock Creek Park three decades ago, the Park has been my source of peace--the place I go to clear my mind and subdue the stresses of life.
Although circumstances in those 30 years have forced me to make dramatic changes in the ways I enjoy the Park, it remains a source of comfort and wonder.
Initially I lost myself in long solo runs on trails or on Beach Drive (thank you, National Park Service, for closing it to traffic on weekends and holidays). I loved the crunch of dirt and stones underfoot and the cacophony of cicadas and birds hidden in the branches.
Thank you to the Montgomery County Council, the County Executive, and all of you who stood up for trees! On July 23, the Council passed two bills that are good for Rock Creek. One will help preserve the county's tree canopy as whole. The other will promote and protect roadside trees in the County right of way. Nearly 80% of Rock Creek is located in Montgomery County, and trees in the surrounding urban areas and neighborhoods soak up runoff that damages and pollutes the creek. Rock Creek Conservancy and its supporters helped push for this important legislation. We encourage you to thank the entire Council for their action.