NEW Videos on Ballroom & Carousel

Check out our new short videos about our historic Spanish Ballroom and Dentzel Carousel. Learn about these "jewels" of Glen Echo Park.

Watch the Dentzel Carousel video >>

Watch the Spanish Ballroom video >>

Then & Wow! is September 28

Then & Wow, a fun-filled event for kids and families, is our annual celebration of the Park's past and present. Come see award-winning magician Jay Mattioli, plus kiddie rides, arcade games, and more!  It's also the last day of the 2014 carousel season.

For more information, visit our Then & Wow page >>

Register for fall classes today!

Whether you are finally ready to sign up for that art class you've always been meaning to take or you have been coming to Glen Echo Park for years and already love our programs, we have something in our Fall/Winter lineup of classes just for you!

Download the catalog and register here >>


Register for Fall/Winter Classes!


Visit our Classes page to download the catalog or learn more about upcoming classes.


September Classes Now Starting

For Adults and Teens:


For Children:

Children's Visual Arts

Children's Music



Ruben Moreno




Thursday Evening: DJ Blues Dance in the Back Room Annex

Friday Evening: Contra Dance in the Spanish Ballroom with Frog Hammer, the Zydeco Dance in the Bumper Car Pavilion with Ruben Moreno & Zydeco Re-Evolution or the DJ Balboa Dance in the Back Room Annex

Saturday Evening: Swing Dance in the Spanish Ballroom with Dr. Zoot

Sunday Afternoon: Waltz Dance with Blue Bamboo in the Spanish Ballroom

Sunday Evening: Contra & Square Dance with Charm City Junction in the Spanish Ballroom or Tango workshop and DJ Milonga in the Back Room Annex



Become a Member of the Glen Echo Park Partnership


Membership benefits are good for one year, so Join Now or Renew to start enjoying your benefits today!


Member and Park Partner benefits include:


NEW! Tuition savings on every class

• Invitations to special Member & Donor Appreciation Events throughout the year

• Four complimentary carousel tickets


Currently On View in our Galleries


Get inspired at our galleries this weekend!

5 years of SilverWorks: A Celebration of Techniques, 

Sept 20 to Oct 26, Popcorn Gallery>>

The Sentient Object: Still Life Painting by Ephraim Rubenstein , 

Sept 20 to Oct 19, Stone Tower Gallery>>

Focal Point: The Annual Darkroom Show, 

Aug 29 to Oct 6, Photoworks Gallery>>


Take our visitors survey! Win $200!


Win a $200 gift certificate!


The Partnership is surveying visitors from May 3 through September 28, 2014 ("carousel season"), and we want to hear from you! Provide feedback on your visit to Glen Echo Park and have a chance to win a $200 gift certificate for use toward any class or camp at Glen Echo Park! If you visit the park anytime from May 3 - Sep 28, be sure to fill out our online survey and let us know what you think of your experience here.  Takes 10 minutes or less, so why not provide helpful feedback and have an opportunity to win our grand prize! (awarded in October 2014)





Request for Proposals (RFP) for Social Dances in 2015

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is now requesting proposals from organizations and individuals interested in presenting public

dances at the park in 2015.


Glen Echo Park in Washingtonian's Best of Washington

Glen Echo Park is on Washingtonian magazine's Best of Washington list in the July issue! Grab a copy and check us out on page 86!


Summer Concerts in The Gazette

The Gazette's Elizabeth Waibel wrote a wonderful piece about our free summer concert series.


Glen Echo Park Partnership 2013 Annual Report available

See the highlights of 2013.


"6 Cool Carousels We Can't Get Enough Of" 

"Glen Echo boasts one of the oldest and grandest of the local carousels -- a 1921 beauty bedecked by 52 hand-carved horses, rabbits, and ostriches," says Red Tricycle. 





What's So Special About Glen Echo Park...


“Glen Echo Park fosters creativity and a love of the arts as well as a sense of community. The learning and shared experiences that I have enjoyed at the Park over the years have not only strengthened my understanding of myself but also of the arts as a basic necessity.”

Laura C.

Member, Student, and Volunteer


“We love dancing at Glen Echo Park! The dance community is what brought us together 10 years ago when we first met at a USO dance in the Spanish Ballroom... The beauty of the Ballroom, the wide variety of dance offerings (we especially enjoy Waltz Time), the incredible bands that play at the dances, the lessons offered before each dance – all of this has kept us coming back for more."

Bob & Francine L.

Social Dancers