New: City Of Trees trailer for coming film of Parks & People's DC Green Corps!
Join Parks & People today!
Annual membership in Washington Parks & People signifies your strong commitment to making the parks & green spaces of Washington, DC world-class models of park-based community health & well-being. As an individual member, you’ll join us in activating the parks for broad community revitalization!
Levels & Benefits
- Member ID card, acknowledgement letter and tax receipt
- Newsletter & e-blasts
- Invitations to programs and events in DC’s parks and WPP’s facilities
- Access to private event reservations at the Josephine Butler Parks Center and the Riverside Center
- All benefits provided at SEED level
- Parks & People t-shirt
- Two tickets to Annual Open House
- All benefits provided at SEED and PARK levels
- Parks & People water bottle
- Two tickets to Annual Gala or similar event
- Acknowledgement in Annual Report
To become a member today, you may send a check to Washington Parks & People, 2437 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009, or use the Donate page to process your payment via credit card. All gifts and contributions are tax-deductible. For more information on membership, including non-profit organizations and corporate entity participation, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breathing Life Art Exhibition
A unique exhibition exploring the unity of human and non-human form, featuring artwork from Michael O. Snyder of Interdependent Pictures and programming from Washington Parks & People and One Common Unity, D.C. based non-profit organizations with a unified mission to breathe life into urban green spaces and connect urban communities to the earth.
Josephine Butler Parks Center
2437 15th St NW, WDC 20009
Thank you, donors
Every dollar and every donor counts at Parks & People. 100% of all donations go to impacts on the ground where the need is greatest -- transforming communities and lives through parks, community gardens, playgrounds, schoolyards, trails, and watersheds. Your support helps keep growing the work and impacts that we love.
You can magnify the impact of your gift to Parks & People by spreading the word to invite others to join you, by volunteering in the parks with us, by helping us advocate for urgent parks needs, and by holding an event in our award-winning historic facilities.
Giving Catalogue Honors WPP
For the third time, the Catalogue for Philanthropy has selected Parks & People as one of this region's best small charities. The Catalogue is widely considered the most trusted guide to giving in the Washington region, featuring the area's best, vetted, community-based charities for high-impact local giving. Parks & People has also earned a Silver rating on the national GuideStar Exchange for its transparency and accountability.
Originally built to be the home of the Vice President, the historic 40-room Josephine Butler Parks Center offers a variety of packages and event spaces for all kinds of programs. Our grand home, facing sunsets over Meridian Hill/ Malcolm X Park, has hosted hundreds of unique events over the past 16 years - from nonprofit and community events to weddings, celebrations, retreats, performances, classes, exhibitions, and conferences. The Center was recently voted Best of DC Wedding Venue by City Paper readers. Contact us today about holding your next event in this beautiful Renaissance-Revival mansion, or in our other facilities at the Riverside Center or greening sites.
About Parks & People
Washington Parks & People began 25 years ago with Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park, receiving the National Park Service's highest organizational award for leading the transformation of the single most violent park in the capital region into one of its safest. We lead greening initiatives across the city -- massive land reclamation, native reforestation, watershed restoration, public health and fitness programming, urban agriculture, and green job training -- to help revitalize once forgotten communities. Parks & People leads the Down By the Riverside Campaign at Marvin Gaye Park in the Watts Branch stream valley. Join Parks & People and help the parks today!
Thank you to our Parks Center Partners.
We invite you to explore the programs and events at the Josephine Butler Parks Center, a multi-organization "greenhouse" for advancing green spaces and rebuilding communities.
Marvin Gaye Community Greening Center
Parks & People has opened DC's first community nursery, as a base of green job training, native environmental restoration, and sustainable urban agriculture. The facility has already helped plant thousands of native trees across the city, and generated thousands of pounds of pesticide-free healthy food, and served as a base of job training for over 100 people.
Your support allows us to continue to restore, improve, and advocate for urban green spaces throughout Washington, D.C.
PARK ($250) Tree planted in your name
FOREST ($500) Open Space Sacred Places Book
COMMUNITY ($1000) Landscape design advice
Washington Parks & People is an IRS-certified tax-deductible charity. In addition to cash contributions, we also accept in-kind donations, gifts of appreciated securities, planned and deferred giving, and bequests.
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Washington Parks & People
2437 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20009