Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Boulevard

Historic Glen Echo Park offers a variety of low cost activities suitable for all ages and interests.

This former Chautauqua site turned amusement park offers the opportunity to experience diversity in a unique environment, focusing on the visual and performing arts, humanities, education, environmental science, and recreation.

This National Park houses more than seven non-profit organizations and is the setting for dances, classes, performances, and special events, attended by half a million visitors each year.

The Park is managed by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3.

The Partnership's mission is to administer and develop this unique cultural, educational, and recreational center in partnership with Montgomery County and the National Park Service, who provide tours and visitor information at the Park.


William West Hopper

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017

History, art, and relaxation all in one place. A stroll around this artist colony which once was an iconic mid 20th century amusement park is pure joy for young and old. Lots to see from the working artists in their studios, to the original wooden carousel.

Kay Happy

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017

I attended Friday night contact dance. Nice facility. Snack bar offers drinks, ice cream, sandwiches. Really fun activity.

Ivonne Magdaleno

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017

Great place for children and adults to experience the arts. Small playground has been improved with rubber flooring. The Puppet Theater and Adventure Theater offer excellent shows for little ones and adults. Great art, glass, pottery, and dance classes all available here.

Tiffani Mitchell

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

It looks very abandoned, but still a nice park and location, I went here for a wedding. I saw a lot of bicycleist so there must be good trails.

Zach Bradley

Sunday, Sep. 17, 2017

Attended a wedding here. The grounds are very lovely. We were very impressed