Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy

Beatrix Farrand Designed Meadow Room by Allen Russ

Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy is a charitable nonprofit established in 2010 to restore the 27-acre Dumbarton Oaks Park (formerly part of the Dumbarton Oaks estate in Georgetown, Washington, DC.) The estate is a milestone in the history of American landscape architecture and a landmark in our social history, as it represents the finest work of Beatrix Jones Farrand, America’s first professional female landscape architect.

The Park has deteriorated significantly during the last half century due to resource limitations faced by the National Park Service (NPS), which has managed it since the Park passed from private to public hands in 1940. Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy, in partnership with the National Park Service, now seeks to bring this historic landscape back to its aesthetic splendor while also enhancing its modern-day utility to the American and visiting public.


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    Robert Frost and Steawart Udall in Dumbarton Oaks Park (1962) by Abbie Rowe


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