Clara Barton National Historic Site and National Park Service office at Glen Echo Park winter hours
Both sites will begin their winter hours of operation 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. daily Wednesdays - Sundays starting Saturday, December 29, 2013 through March 22, 2014. Glen Echo Park Partnership and co-operators will not be affected by these hours.
Last updated: 02.26.2013
Public Input Opportunity: MacArthur Boulevard Shared-Use Path at Glen Echo Park
The National Park Service (NPS) would like your feedback on improving the Montgomery County MacArthur Boulevard Shared-Use Path at Clara Barton NHS and Glen Echo Park. We have prepared an Environmental Assessment/Assessment of Effect (EA/AoE) document of the development plan alternatives in realigning the Shared-Use Path in the section along NPS land. The NPS has cooperated with Montgomery County on the alternative development and EA/AoE.
Public comment is requested from January 9, 2013 through February 8, 2013. You are also invited to attend an Open House on January 24, 6 PM, at Glen Echo Park where you can learn more about the project and submit written comments.
All commenting and Open House information can be found on the NPS Planning, Environment & Public Comment website at:
New Ranger-led Program Times
Carousel tours are now being offered every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Meet at Carousel, program lasts 30 minutes.
Park history tours can be scheduled by reservation only. Call 301-320-1400 for more information.
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Learn about the Future of the National Park Service
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016, America invites the world to discover the meaning of national parks to their lives and inspires people to both experience and become devoted to these special places.
On August 25, 2006 - the 90th anniversary of the National Park Service - Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne launched the National Park Centennial Initiative to prepare national parks for another century of conservation, preservation and enjoyment. Since then the National Park Service asked citizens, park partners, experts and other stakeholders what they envisioned for a second century of national parks.
A nationwide series of more than 40 listening sessions produced more than 6,000 comments that helped to shape five centennial goals. The goals and vision were presented to President Bush and to the American people on May 31st in a report called The Future of America's National Parks.
Every national park staff took their lead from this report and created local centennial strategies to describe their vision and desired accomplishments by 2016.