Rock Creek Park

Rock Creek Park

In A Nutshell


Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Amphitheatre.

Enter off of 16th Street at Kennedy Street or from Colorado Avenue just west of 16th Street. Please car pool when possible and if you find yourself parking in the neighborhood surrounding the Amphitheatre, please join us in being a good neighbor.


Metro bus stops on 16th Street are serviced by the S2 & S4 lines running between Silver Spring and MacPherson Square. Bus stops on 14th Street are serviced by the 52 and 54 bus lines.

The closest Metro rail stops are Silver Spring (Red Line) and Columbia Heights (Green Line). Both require transfers to the S2 or S4 bus (at the Silver Spring Metro Station bus terminus or 16th Street and Irving - 1 block west of the Columbia Heights Station).

Visit the Metro website at or call 202-637-7000 (TDD 202-638-3780) for more information.



Carter Barron is Accessible with Assistance.

Wheel chair patrons please note: Carter Barron Amphitheatre is in the process of being renovated. Wheel chair access has changed. Please contact us for more information. Sign Interpreters are available with at least 2 weeks notice. For more information please call 202-254-2468 (voice) or 202-282-1063 (TTY). Parking for individuals with wheelchair plates or placards is available in marked spaces in the main lot near walkways from the lot to the Amphitheatre. There are also marked spaces available along the box office driveway which is accessible from Colorado Avenue.