Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Information 

    

Mid-Summer Update on Park Facilities & Programs, July 20, 2020 

Message from the Exective Director About Summer Camps, June 2, 2020

Updated Message from the Exective Director, May 15, 2020

Updated Message from the Exective Director, April 21, 2020

Updated Message from the Exective Director, March 26, 2020

Updated Message from the Executive Director, March 13, 2020

Message from the Executive Director, March 8, 2020

 


 

 

Glen Echo Park operates through a partnership with Montgomery County, the National Park Service, and the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. Together with Montgomery County, and in accordance with their policies of closing facilities to ensure the safety of the community, the Partnership is cancelling all public programs, classes, dances, and events, as well as private rentals as of Monday, March 16 (see updates below for extended dealdlines related to reopening). This is continually evolving situation and we will post updates to our policies and procedures on this page if a change is made. Please see below. 

 

 

 


 

UPDATE July 20, 2020 - Mid-Summer Update on Park Facilities & Programs

 

In our Mid-Summer Update on Park Facilities & Programs you'll find information about park buildings and grounds, resident studios, the Partnership office, and more. If you visit the Park, you'll see signs with this information at the entrances and near the carousel building. We hope you and your family are enjoying summer, remaining healthy, and staying creative through our virtual offerings!

 


 

UPDATE June 2, 2020 - Cancellation of summer camps extend to July and August

 

Out of concern for the health and well-being of our staff, instructors, and participants – and in accordance with guidance provided by Montgomery County and the Glen Echo Park Partnership Board of Directors – we have made the difficult decision to cancel on-site, in person day camp programs for Summer 2020 from June through August. This decision applies to all camp programs that were available through the Glen Echo Park registration system. (For Adventure Theatre MTC camps, which use a separate system, please visit www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org for information about the status of their on-site camps.) If your child is registered for an on-site camp, you will be contacted directly about refund and credit options. Despite this difficult decision, your children do not have to miss out on camp this summer. We remain committed to serving families with quality, creative adventures for kids through our new Online Camps program.

 

Please refer to the full message at the top of the page.

 


 

UPDATE May 15, 2020 - Extension of cancellations through June 30 & Until Further Notice

 

In accordance with the most recent stay at home orders from Montgomery County, the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture has extended cancellations of all on-site classes and camps at Glen Echo Park through June 30, 2020Cancellations of other on-site events and programs, including private rentals, are until further noticeThe Partnership office is also closed until further notice. 

 

Please refer to the full message at the top of the page.

 


 

UPDATE April 21, 2020 - Extension of cancellations through May 15

 

In accordance with the most recent orders from the State of Maryland and Montgomery County the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture has extended cancellations of all classes and events at Glen Echo Park through May 15, 2020. The Partnership will continue to prioritize the health and well-being of our patrons, staff, and the larger community.

 


 

UPDATE April 17, 2020 - Park grounds access

 

Effective Friday, April 17, 2020, the grounds of Glen Echo Park will be closed to the public from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am every evening.  The buildings, including the outdoor pavilions and the public restrooms, remain closed to the public as does the playground.

 

NPS Closure Order: https://www.nps.gov/gwmp/learn/management/closure-order-20-003.htm

 


 

UPDATE March 26, 2020 - Extension of cancellations through April 24

 

In accordance with recent orders from the State of Maryland and Montgomery County aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19, the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture has extended cancellations of all classes and events at Glen Echo Park through April 24, 2020. The Partnership will continue to prioritize the health and well-being of our patrons, staff, and the larger community.

 


 

UPDATE March 17, 2020

 

The Partnership Office doors will be closed to the public through March 27. Please knock for mail & deliveries or pre-arranged appointments. You may contact us by phone or email for other requests: 301.634.2222  |  info@glenechopark.org

 


 

MARCH 13, 2020 -- All public programs and private rentals cancelled March 16 - 27

 

The following information is for pre-paid classes or events:

 

Classes -- Make-up Sessions information

 

During this time, we will be offering flexible make-up and refund options. If you are a student enrolled in a class that is currently running or begins during the time that classes are canceled, you will be contacted separately about making up class sessions.* (More information below.)

 

 

Children's Theater Tickets

 

If you have tickets to Adventure Theatre MTC or the Puppet Co., please see their websites for more information or call their box office.

[ Adventure Theater MTC: 301.634.2270 or boxoffice@adventuretheatre-mtc.org; the Puppet Co.: 301.634.5380 ]

 

 

Dances

 

If you have purchased a ticket the March 21 Dance Party with Soul Crackers, we will contact you directly about rescheduling the event or providing a refund. 

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Below are answers to several commonly asked questions about the effects of these cancellations on Park programming and events.

 

I am enrolled in a class that takes place during this time period. What happens now?

We will make every effort to reschedule all classes that were cancelled from March 16 through May 15.  We ask for your patience, as this requires coordination between our studios, classroom spaces, and instructors. Students will be contacted directly as information specific to their class becomes available.  We are moving a number of our classes online, and we also have other online content to share at our #StayConnected page.  So, please, #StayConnectedGEP!

 

Stay Connected HERE

 

Are dances still happening?
Unfortunately, all dances through May 15 are currently cancelled, and several events after May 15 have also been cancelled or postponed.  We encourage you to visit our Dance Calendar for the most up-to-date information about dance cancellations now and beyond May 15.  

 

I have tickets to an Adventure Theatre MTC or Puppet Co. performance. What do I do?
Adventure Theatre MTC and the Puppet Co. both manage their own theater operations. Please visit their websites for more information or to contact them directly.

 

Can I still walk my dog on Park grounds?
While our buildings are closed for public programming, the grounds of the Park are still open and accessible during this time, however, the public restrooms and playground are closed and the Park grounds will be closed daily from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am.

 

Can I still host my child’s birthday party?
Unfortunately, birthday parties will be unable to proceed during the closure.  If you had a birthday party scheduled, we will be in touch to try and reschedule your party to another date.

 

How will I know the Park’s status beyond May 15?
You can find out the Park’s status on our website, social media, and our hotline (301.320.2330).  You can also sign up to be on our email list to receive updates. You will find a link to sign up at the top of this page.

 


 

Contact Us:  301.634.2222 or info@glenechopark.org.