The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is present and active in neighborhoods and communities across the District and is proud to draw a large amount of community involvement and support through partnerships and volunteers.
The hard work and support provided by community volunteers and organizations is welcomed by all of us at DPR and allows DPR to extend the impact of many of our programs and services. Each month DPR highlights the work of volunteers around the District. See this month's volunteers by clicking the link below:
The DPR Office of Partnerships and Development seeks to foster support for DPR through donations, grants, establishing innovative public and private partnerships, and volunteer service by individuals, groups, and organizations.
DPR Partnership Programs
DPR welcomes partnership proposals from community and non-profit organizations, and others interested in partnering with DPR. DPR offers several different partnership opportunities:
- Community Gardens - DPR provides community gardens for use by the public across the District. DPR community gardens are managed jointly by the Office of Partnerships and Development and Environmental Education program.
- Corporate Partners - DPR encourages corporate citizenship and community stewardship. Through the Corporate Partners program, organizations can collaborate with DPR and donate in-kind services or make financial contributions towards park projects, recreational programs and events or capital improvements.
- Park Partners - DPR offers two Park Partners programs, “Adopt-a-Park Program” and the “Friends of Program” for the support, improvement, beautification, advocacy, fundraising and maintenance of DPR facilities.
- Programmatic Partnerships - DPR Programmatic Partners have the unique opportunity to design creative and quality programming for District residents.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete the DPR Volunteer Application. After submitting your application you shall receive a confirmation email. This email contains further instructions, MPD location information and required documents that need to be completed prior to the assigned background check appointment.
Community Service Projects and Organizations
For organizations or individuals seeking to provide community service projects in the form of park clean-ups or spruce-up projects at DPR facilities, please complete the DPR Community Service Application and email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Donations and Grants
DPR welcomes direct donations and contributions to support DPR programs, services, and facilities. Please contact the Office of Partnerships and Development for more information.
If your organization offers a grant that could support the work of DPR, please contact the Office of Partnerships and Development.
For More Information
For more information you may reach the Office of Partnership and Development with the contact information below. You may also subscribe to DPR Partners Updates and receive news and updates from DPR’s Office of Partnerships and Development about partnership opportunities and volunteer events.
DC Department of Parks and Recreation
Office of Partnerships and Development
1250 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: (202) 671-0129
Fax: (202) 673-2087
DPR seeks to provide a wide array of programs and services to the community by partnering with organizations and individuals.