Our History


It started six years ago with equals parts dream and belief and hard work.

After much perseverance , Laura O. Martin found Glen Echo Park.

She knew this was a magical place. Through the incubator program at the Glen Echo Partnership for the Arts and Culture, she created Playgroup in the Park. This was the realization of 14 years of planning.

She sought to create a place where adults and children could celebrate a true moment together. Conventional wisdom has long held that the first few years are the most important, but with our modern constraints, who has a capacity to enjoy it?

PGiP is a rare refuge to enjoy childhood in its most innocent state.