The safety of our visitors is very important to the management and staff of Glen Echo Park.

Here are a few safety tips for your visit to our site:

Pace Yourself

Be prepared for exercise. Visiting the site on foot can require quite a bit of walking.

Dress appropriately for the season

For the warmer months, wear light airy clothing and wide brim hats for protection from the sun. In colder months,
you'll want to layer-up your clothing. Check the weather the day of your visit.

Fluid Intake

As you take in the history around you, don't forget to drink water or other liquids. You can
dehydrate in any season.


Should be comfortable with treaded soles to prevent slippage.

Slips, Trips and Falls

Some of the areas of the site can be slippery when wet, stay on the pathway as you go around the site, step

Park Wildlife

Even though it's an urban area, we do have wildlife. They can be fun to observe. However, for your safety:

Do Not Feed any Wildlife in the park!


Stay aware of your surroundings, stick with your buddy or group, and designate a rendezvous point in case you get separated. Be sure to have cell phones available. Lock your vehicle and do not leave any valuable items unattended.

Lost Children

Tell a Park Ranger and call the U.S. Park Police. If a lost child is found by Park Rangers, they will contact the
U.S. Park Police.


Contact the site Park Ranger for assistance.


Life threatening emergency call 911.

Other police assistance contact the U.S. Park Police at 202-610-7500. The address for Glen Echo Park is 7300 MacArthur
Boulevard, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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Mailing Address:

7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD 20812


(301) 320-1400

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