Today, the park has come full circle, offering year-round educational activities, while two amusement-era destinations (the Spanish Ballroom and Dentzel Carousel) remain major attractions.
Glen Echo, Maryland is a suburb of Washington, D.C. Summers are usually humid and hot. Winters are usually above freezing but cold. Snowfalls do occur, but are usually not deep. Spring and fall brings beautiful sunny days as well as wind and rain. Most of the buildings in Glen Echo Park are heated and air-conditioned. Exceptions are the Dentzel Carousel (open May-Sept) and the Spanish Ballroom (dress appropriately for the weather!)