- To encourage the public to explore Washington Park, to appreciate, and to capture its beauty.
- To raise funds for park projects
- To enhance awareness of the efforts of FANS within the general community
- To expand the collection of beautiful images of the park for use on the FANS website, the FANS annual photo calendar, and in various FANS promotional materials.
Washington Park Photography Contest is sponsored by the Friends and Neighbors of Washington Park (FANS) a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Proceeds from this event will be used in conservation, education and improvement projects that will benefit Washington Park and its users.
Some of the current Wash Park projects that FANS is working on include:
- New Kiosks in the Perennial (big) Gardens
- New bicycle repair and inflation station along Loop Road
- New privet hedges in Mount Vernon Garden
- Tree mulching
- Replacing the Smith Ditch sign
- Adopt-a-Tree program for Evergreen Hill