Bumper Car Pavilion 





Rentals Freeze


As of July 1, we have begun the 2018 Request for Proposals (RFP) process for the social dance program at Glen Echo Park. During this time, we will be scheduling all dance events that will take place in the park in 2019. No rental events may be scheduled or booked for 2019 while the dance calendar is being set. Instead, anyone interested in renting in 2019 may be placed on a waiting list for up to two select dates (potential availability for 2019 dates can be given by request; see phone number and email address below). The order of the waiting list is first come, first served. There is no obligation or deposit required to be on the list. However, being placed on the list does not guarantee a date, because it is possible the date(s) selected may be booked for a dance during the RFP process. For more information, contact the Rentals Department at rentals@glenechopark.org  - or click here.




The Bumper Car Pavilion was built in 1923 as a cornerstone attraction of Glen Echo Park during the amusement Park era. With great views of the Park, this versatile facility is a unique setting for wedding receptions, private dances, bar/bat mitzvahs, fundraisers, reunions, and corporate events. The Bumper Car Pavilion is available to rent throughout the year, but as the Pavilion is neither heated nor air conditioned, peak rental times are from April through June and September through October.


•  Capacity up to 350 for a standing reception; 200 for dinner and a dance

•  Open-air covered pavilion with clear, retractable plastic sidewalls
•  Stage and sound system*


Contact Us

Whether planning a child’s birthday party, an informal gathering of 20 or a formal dinner for 600, the Park’s professional staff will be pleased to assist you in planning your event. Phone 301.634.2233 or email rentals@glenechopark.org.


Learn about our new Dine & Dance discount program. >>