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Partnerships and Development Division

The hard work and support provided by community volunteers and organizations allows DPR to extend the impact of many of our programs and services. 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 Garden Partners - DPR provides community gardens for use by the public across the District. To provide gardens DPR partners with community partners to run day to day garden operations and oversight. 
  • 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 toward park projects, recreational programs and events or capital improvements.
  • Park Partners - DPR offers two Park Partners programs: “Adopt-a-Park" and the “Friends of" for the support, improvement, beautification, advocacy, fundraising and maintenance of DPR facilities. For additional information and applications to become a park partner, please visit the DPR Park Partnerships Page.
  • Programmatic Partnerships - DPR Programmatic Partners have the unique opportunity to design creative and quality programming for District residents.


Sponsorship Opportunities

DPR welcomes all organizations and individuals interested in offering their sponsorship and partnership ideas or donations.  Aligning with DPR allows for unique platforms for any company, foundation, institution, entity or individual by providing unique spaces to gain exposure to our vast audiences in the District of Columbia, while supporting DPR’s mission. 

If your company would like to align its mission or corporate giving with DPR’s goals, than please contact us to discuss financial contributions, in-kind services, advertisements, program support, capital projects, or park improvements.  No gift or sponsorship is too small or too large.  

For more information, please visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page or send an email to [email protected] and a team member will contact you.  

Thank you for your support!

Concessions Opportunities

DPR is seeking applicants for fee-based use permits from vendors who are interested in providing concessions at various DPR aquatic facilities and events during the summer of 2017.

Please click here to download the PDF

Individual Volunteers and Community Service Projects

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or completing a community service project, please visit the DPR Volunteers Page for more information and applications. After submitting your application you will receive a confirmation email.

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

Contact the Office of Partnership and Development at the address below for additional information. You may also subscribe to DPR Partners Updates for partnership opportunities, volunteer events and other news from DPR’s Office of Partnerships and Development.

DC Department of Parks and Recreation
Office of Partnerships and Development
1250 U Street, NW - 2nd floor
Washington, DC 20010
Email: [email protected]