DC is America’s greenest major city, with the highest percentage of public green space. Yet we invest very little in taking care of these spaces, let alone protecting, connecting, and programming them for the benefit of all.
For 25 years, Washington Parks & People has worked with the DC and federal governments, hundreds of partner organizations and businesses, and tens of thousands of volunteers to help change this, breathing new life into some of the most forgotten and frightening green spaces in the city. We’ve helped begin to transform over 200 green spaces across DC.
Now we need your help to take this work deeper and broader. Please join our campaign to:
THE CLASSROOM – because expeditionary learning outdoors helps many people learn better.
THE RECREATION CENTER – because children need nature to play in every day.
THE EMERGENCY ROOM – because parks advance health and prevent illness.
THE PRISON– because parks nurture community and prevent crime.
THE CARRY-OUT – because we can access much healthier food by growing our own.
THE CONCERT HALL – because the arts can best reach everyone by coming outside.
THE HEARING ROOM – because community insight comes from those outside in it.
Please help us think of other ways we can all make a pledge to #ThinkOutside!
We invite you to attend our Community Harvest event this November 16 at the Josephine Butler Parks Center to learn more about Think Outside and to Join & Connect, Activate, Volunteer, Advocate, Partner, or Give & Grow with the campaign!