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Become a Sponsor

DPR welcomes all organizations and individuals in offering their sponsorship and partnership ideas or donations.  Working 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 Nation’s Capital while supporting DPR’s mission.

DPR is committed to offering

  • World-class recreational experiences
  • Programs that foster individual and community health and well-being
  • Educational and cultural special events
  • Enrichment camps
  • Sustainable building and green spaces

If your company would like to align its mission or corporate giving with DPR’s goals, than please give us a call to discuss financial contributions, in-kind serves, advertisements, program support, capital projects, or park improvements.  No gift or sponsorship is too small or too large.  Some ideas are below:

Capital Projects

  • Recreation and Therapeutic Recreation Centers
  • Fitness Centers
  • Indoor and Outdoor Pools
  • Water and Spray Parks
  • Playgrounds
  • Camp Riverview
  • Picnic Shelters and Gardens
  • Athletic Fields and Running Tracks
  • Technology and Equipment
  • Transportation

Programs and Events

Sponsorship of one of the city-wide annual events provides great partnership opportunities and sponsors will receive an ad in the event booklet, an advertisement banner at the event, name recognition on collateral items, announcements and recognition throughout the event day and on our Website. Support may include food, instruction/programming, donations, programs, awards, t-shirts or equipment.  Events include the following:

  • Black History Invitational Swim Meet
  • Senior Games
  • Recreation Day
  • Earth Day
  • Summer Concert Series
  • Summer Movies in the Park Series
  • Summer Camp Scholarships
  • Fitness Challenges 5K or 10K {Breast Cancer Awareness/Homeless Walk/Turkey Trot/FunRUN}
  • Neighborhood Pool Parties
  • Games and Athletics for People with Disabilities
  • Volunteer Day

League Sponsorships

Support one of the DPR’s Youth Sports Leagues or sponsor a special event related to the league season like a banquet or an awards ceremony, coaching/instruction, enrichment or academic support for athletes.

  • Youth Basketball (October – March)
  • Baseball/Tee ball Leagues (April – June)
  • Football (July – October)
  • DC Wave Swim League (Sept - August)
  • Soccer (August – October)
  • Tennis (April – June)
  • Amateur Boxing (tbd)

Signage Sponsors

  • Ball Field Advertising Sponsorship
  • Scoreboard Sponsorship
  • Outfield Fence Sponsor
  • Facility Banners


Each sponsorship opportunity comes with its own unique benefits. You are encouraged to consider all of the opportunities and determine what best complements your level of commitment. For more information on becoming a Sponsor, please contact [email protected] and a member of the Development team will immediately be in touch with you to discuss moving forward with DPR.     

Thank you for your support!