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Glen Echo

Park - Maryland

Glen Echo Park is an arts and cultural center located in Glen Echo, Maryland that, in its former incarnation, was a popular Washington, D.C.-area amusement park that operated for several decades from the early 1900s to the 1960s. Today Glen Echo Park is one of the more important cultural resources in the Washington, D.C. area, offering hundreds of classes, workshops and performances in the visual and performing arts. The facility is well known for its Art Deco architecture, an antique Dentzel carousel, a historic Spanish Ballroom, as well as its children's theaters, social dance programs, and many public festivals, including Family Day and the Washington Folk Festival.

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Glen Echo Park https://www.nps.gov/glec/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Echo_Park,_Maryland Glen Echo Park is an arts and cultural center located in Glen Echo, Maryland that, in its former incarnation, was a popular Washington, D.C.-area amusement park that operated for several decades from the early 1900s to the 1960s. Today Glen Echo Park is one of the more important cultural resources in the Washington, D.C. area, offering hundreds of classes, workshops and performances in the visual and performing arts. The facility is well known for its Art Deco architecture, an antique Dentzel carousel, a historic Spanish Ballroom, as well as its children's theaters, social dance programs, and many public festivals, including Family Day and the Washington Folk Festival. Glen Echo Park began in 1891 as a National Chautauqua Assembly "to promote liberal and practical education." By 1911, it transformed into DC's premier amusement park until it closed in 1968. Since 1971, the National Park Service has owned and operated the site and today, with the help of the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, offers year-round cultural and recreational activities. By Car: Capital Beltway (I-495), Maryland outer loop exit 40 Cabin John Parkway to Clara Barton Parkway; Virginia inner loop exit 41 Clara Barton Parkway East; follow Clara Barton Parkway to MacArthur Boulevard and Glen Echo exit, left onto MacArthur Boulevard, straight across traffic circle at Goldsboro Road, next left onto Oxford Road, end of street, parking lots on the left. By Metro: Red Line to Bethesda or Friendship Heights Station, transfer to Montgomery County Ride-On Bus # 29, Glen Echo stop. Busy Day outside Carousel groups of families, adults and children strolling in Glen Echo Park near Carousel Building Glen Echo Park and the Dentzel Carousel are enjoyed by children and adults. Dancing in the Bumper Car Pavilion outdoor scene of open dance pavilion illuminated and evening dance crowd inside. Evening Dance in the Bumper Car Pavilion Labor Day Art Show in Spanish Ballroom people walking around large room during art show Visitors enjoy the Labor Day Art Show which highlights pieces created by students from the Glen Echo Park art programs. Glen Echo Park Junior Rangers working on booklet. three children seated at a picnic table working on a Glen Echo Park Junior Ranger Booklet. Completing the Glen Echo Park Junior Ranger Booklet to earn the Junior Ranger Badge. Glen Echo Picnic area people gathered at picnic tables enjoying a lunch in Glen Echo Park Glen Echo Park has a large picnic area with many tables, restrooms and a playground. Glen Echo Park - Clara Barton House Cultural Landscape The Glen Echo Park-Clara Barton House cultural landscape takes visitors on a ride through the site's history. First purchased by Edward and Edwin Baltzley in 1888, the brothers initially planned it as a Chautauqua educational system and real estate venture. By the 20th century, Glen Echo Park was a popular local amusement park. Clara Barton, activist and founder of the American Red Cross, owned a home and property adjacent to Glen Echo Park from 1891 to 1912. A colorful carousel house with a domed roof surrounds the reconstructed Dentzel Carousel. NPS Structural Fire Program Highlights 2014 Intern Accomplishments Jane Goodall Inspires Youth at Glen Echo Park The NPS Community Stewardship Program encourages youth to explore biodiversity at an event hosted by the Jane Goodall Foundation. The National Park Service engages kids with a biodiversity scavenger hunt. Clara Barton, a Tireless Effort in the Face of Disaster Clara Barton's dedication to healthcare and aiding those in need. This is a quick glimpse at her hard work. 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