National Park

Rock  Creek  Park, Visitor Information: 202-895-6070

Rock  Creek  Park borders Brightwood to the West off 16th Street and is truly a gem in our nation’s capital. With its majestic trees, wild animals, and delicate forest aura, it offers visitors an opportunity to reflect and soothe their spirits through the beauty of nature. Rock Creek Park is also a place to play soccer and tennis, picnic, hike, bike, rollerblade, fish, horseback ride, listen to a concert, or attend programs with a park ranger.


Rock  Creek  Park 18-Hole Public Golf Course

Established 1926.  Rittenhouse & 16th Sts. NW, (202) 882-7332, Fax: 723-8499 

Rock  Creek  Park  Tennis  Center

16th Street and Kennedy St. NW, 703-291-9888.  25 outdoor courts (15 clay and 10 hard-surface); 5 heated indoor courts during the winter season.  This facility, which is located adjacent to the Carter Barron amphitheater, also hosts the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in July.

Rock  Creek  Park  Horse  Center

Military & Glover Streets, NW, 202-362-0117.  

Carter Barron Amphitheatre

4850 Colorado Ave NW, 202-426-0486.  Situated in the midst of ball fields, tennis courts, and lush woodland, the Carter Barron Amphitheater is an outdoor, Greek-style theater that provides a wide variety of excellent entertainment in a dramatic setting with nearly half the productions free to the public.

Adult, Youth, and Senior Recreational/Senior Recreational Centers

Fort  Stevens  Recreation  Center
1327 Van Buren St., NW
, (202) 541-3754.  (Site of ANC-4 Monthly Meetings).  Amenities:

·         60'x40' Soccer/Football/Baseball Field

·         Lighted Basketball Courts

·         Picnic Area

·         Children’s Playground

·         Senior Programs and Activities

·         Dog Park

·         Small-to-Medium Multipurpose Rooms

·         Tennis Courts

·         Fitness Room (with lockers and showers)

·         Ping-Pong Tables

·         Pool Table

·         Before and After School Care Program

·         Cooperative Play Center

·         Head Start Program

Emery  Recreation  Center
Georgia Avenue
& Madison St., NW, (202) 576-3210.  Amenities:

·         Fitness Room (with lockers and showers)

·         Gymnasium (Basketball, Volleyball)

·         Ping-Pong Tables

·         Pool Tables

·         Large Multi-Purpose Room

·         Small-to-Medium Multipurpose Rooms

·         Outdoor Tennis Courts

·         Children’s Playground