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Spotlight: Friends of Rose Park

Rose Park is home to a neighborhood farmers' market, Little League games and springtime picnickers.

Every day this week, Patch is profiling a local nonprofit agency. If there's a nonprofit that you think your neighbors need to know about, email Doug Tallman or Lauren Sausser.

Mission: According to the organization's website, "Friends of Rose Park, Inc. (FRP) is a volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to in Georgetown, Washington D.C. FRP works with the neighborhood, the D.C. Department of Parks & Recreation, and the National Park Service to make Rose Park a valued community resource. Using private donations, mostly from the neighborhood, FRP maintains and improves the grounds, hosts events in the Park, and undertakes major capital improvement projects."

Contact Information: Website: www.roseparkdc.org; Rose Park location: Between P and M street and 26th Street and Rock Creek Parkway.

Financials: The group operates with an annual improvement and maintenance budget of approximately $50,000.

History: The park was originally established in 1918. In 1945, it became one of the first official integrated parks in D.C. Friends of Rose Park was established in 1997.

How you can help: The entire organization is made up of volunteers. For more information about donating money, volunteering your time or buying an engraved brick that will be laid near the park's flag pole, visit the Friends of Rose Park website.

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