Josephine Butler Parks Center

Overlooking Meridian Hill Park, the Josephine Butler Parks Center is an 18,000 square foot, 40-room Renaissance-revival style mansion. Washington Parks & People operates the Parks Center as a “greenhouse” for advancing Washington’s parks and public spaces. As a Nonprofit Center for Shared Space, Parks & People provides about 10-12 community-based non-profit culture and service organizations office space and an array of other benefits on the basis of partnership and an alignment of mission.


Once the home of the Hungarian Embassy to the United States, the Josephine Butler Parks Center has been transformed into an Embassy of the Earth, with a global mission that radiates out from our home here in Washington, DC. As home to
a growing coalition of partner organizations, the Parks Center is a beacon of green urban revitalization and cooperation.

The Center has completed an award-winning and dramatic exterior restoration to its former glory. Interior spaces have been adapted to serve a broad range of modern needs. The features of the improved Center will include a multi-purpose
performance and special event facility, art exhibition and gallery space, a visitor center, a media center, an after-school program, a neighborhood park revitalization center, a job training and referral service, a teaching kitchen,
and a non-profit incubator loft. Ongoing interior and exterior historic restoration initiatives include repair and polishing of ornamental plaster, terrazzo, marble, glazed terracotta, faux limestone, and oak parquet finishes; installation
of new heating and cooling systems; lighting enhancements; and landscaping.

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