Thompson Boat Center

2900 Virginia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037


From Route 66 East:

  • Cross Roosevelt Bridge and merge into far left lane.
  • Follow left exit toward Whitehurst Freeway/Rock Creek Parkway.
  • Stay to left and merge on to 27th Street, heading toward Watergate complex.
  • Turn right on to Virginia Ave., immediately get into left lane.
  • Cross Rock Creek Parkway at stop light into TBC parking lot.

Be aware that Rock Creek Parkway is a reversible commuter road, making access to the TBC parking difficult during rush hour (6:30 – 9:30 AM weekday mornings and 4:15 – 6:30 PM weekday afternoons). In the morning, Rock Creek is one-way heading into town, meaning you can only get into the TBC lot by approaching it from Georgetown and turning right off the parkway into the parking lot. Then, when leaving, you also must turn right and continue toward the Memorial Bridge. The direction in the evening is reversed and you can only turn left into the parking lot from the parkway.

Given these difficulties, during rush hour times, most parents find it easier to drop off/pick up at the Watergate complex on Virginia Ave., letting their athletes walk to/from practice from that point.

Map of area surrounding Thompson Boat Center