Code of the District of Columbia

§ 10–304. Park adoptions and sponsorships.

(a) Individuals, associations, corporations, partnerships, neighborhood and civic groups, nonprofit organizations, or other governmental entities may adopt or sponsor Departmental programs, sites, facilities, fields, or operations. The form of such adoption or sponsorship may be made by a donation of funds to the Fund, services, equipment, or any other asset with intrinsic value. The Department may form partnerships with any of the above stated groups to accomplish a stated goal or mission of the Department.

(b) Repealed.

(c) The Department may enter into a written agreement with a BID corporation, as defined in § 2-1215.02(4), to authorize the BID corporation to:

(1) Perform maintenance and operations of Franklin Square Park, upon its transfer or lease to the District from the National Park Service, Yards Park, Canal Park, and parks within the NoMa Improvement Association BID, as defined by § 2-1215.57; and

(2) Enter into contracts, including contracts for concessions and programs, with third parties to generate revenue to fund the maintenance and operations of the parks identified in paragraph (1) of this subsection.

(d) The Department may make a grant in accordance with part B of subchapter XII-A of Chapter 3 of Title 1 to a BID corporation for maintenance and operations of the parks identified in subsection (c)(1) of this section.


(Mar. 23, 1995, D.C. Law 10-246, § 5, 42 DCR 452; Apr. 18, 1996, D.C. Law 11-110, § 20(b), 43 DCR 530; Feb. 26, 2016, D.C. Law 21-68, § 3, 62 DCR 16266; Dec. 13, 2017, D.C. Law 22-33, § 4082, 64 DCR 7652.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 8-304.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 10-303.

Effect of Amendments

The 2016 amendment by D.C. Law 21-68 substituted “neighborhood and civic groups, nonprofit organizations, or other governmental entities may adopt or sponsor Departmental programs, sites, facilities, fields, or operations” for “neighborhood and civic groups or other governmental entities may adopt or sponsor Departmental programs, sites, or operations” in (a).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4082 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4082 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).

See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 10-301.

For temporary (90 days) amendment of section, see § 3 of the Athletic Field Naming and Sponsorship Emergency Amendment Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-201, Nov. 23, 2015, 62 DCR 15274).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 3 of the Athletic Field Naming and Sponsorship Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2016 (D.C. Act 21-302, Feb. 18, 2016, 63 DCR 2171).