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Glen Echo Park Possible Federal Government Shutdown Information


In the event of a federal government shutdown, the National Park Service has informed us that Glen Echo Park must close.  Although the Glen Echo Park Partnership operates as an independent 501(c)3 organization and Montgomery County is in large part responsible for the maintenance and operations of the site, the federal government retains authority over the site, and we are part of the National Park system. 

The National Park Service has given us the directive that we must close, although our programs and services are not operated by the federal government.  If there is a closure, all federal staff will be sent home on Tuesday, October 1 after 3 hours of work to close the site. 

As events unfold, we will keep our website updated and may try to move some activities off site, but for the time being we have been told to treat any federal government shutdown in the same manner as a major weather event - the Park will be closed for all programs and activities if Congress does not pass a federal budget tonight.

We will update our website and hotline with any new information and will be in touch on a case-by-case basis with any programs that can be relocated (through instructors and presenters). 

The website updates can be found at and our hotline
at 301-320-2330 will be updated daily.

Thank you for your patience as we deal with events that are beyond our immediate control.

Glen Echo Park Partnership



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The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc. is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive, and also by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.  All programs are produced in cooperation with the National Park Service and Montgomery County, MD.

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