Rock Creek Park

Rock Creek Park is an expansive natural oasis in the midst of Washington, D.C. It includes the Rock Creek Valley and borders the Potomac River. The park has great public facilities and includes an outdoor concert and theatre venue, a tennis stadium, a planetarium, and a nature center. There are paved bicycle paths and foot and horse trails along Rock Creek and through the woodland. The park has an equestrian center that offers horseback riding lessons and guided trail rides. There is also a boat center that rents bikes, kayaks, canoes, sailboats and rowing shells. If you live in the D.C. area or are in the city as a visitor, the Rock Creek Park leaves no excuses to stay inside!

—Caroline Griffith

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Within the park is the historic Old Stone House, an 18th century home that is one of the oldest known buildings in D.C. and showcases the life of middle class colonial America. If you are on a walk through Georgetown, take a walk through this beautiful home and rest in its lovely English garden.

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Dc treehugger

November 10, 2011

Rock Creek park is what makes DC such an amazing city to live in. I've seen other write-ups describe it as the largest urban park (in the US?). No matter where you are in the city, you're rarely more than a 10 or 15 minute walk from this natural oasis.

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