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Denver’s 28 Recreation Centers offer a variety of meeting spaces for special events, school trips, athletic activities and business functions. Facilities include classrooms, kitchens, gymnasiums, fitness rooms, swimming pools, game rooms and indoor tracks.

With a variety of centers and room sizes, Denver Parks & Recreation (DPR) is capable of hosting small-, mid-size, and larger events such as birthday and graduation parties, family reunions, corporate events and meetings.

About Online Reservation Requests

PLEASE NOTE: Rental applications are only being accepted for events prior to November 5, 2018. Applications for events after 11/5/2018 will automatically be denied.

Online Applications

Currently, 8 recreation centers are available to reserve online:

  • Ashland
  • Athmar
  • Aztlan
  • Carla Madison
  • Glenarm
  • Green Valley Ranch
  • Harvard Gulch
  • Hiawatha Davis
  • La Familia
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Platt Park
  • Rude
  • Southwest
  • St. Charles
  • Stapleton
  • Swansea
  • Twentieth Street
  • Washington Park

DPR is working to put the remaining 10 centers online later this year. In the meantime, rental inquiries for centers not listed above should be sent directly to the recreation center

Application Steps:

  1. Submit your request no later than 2 weeks prior (3 weeks for after-hours rentals) to desired rental date. For rentals with less than 2 weeks' advance notice, contact center directly
  2. Download instructions for online booking (PDF) to ensure the process goes smoothly.
  3. Visit the DPR Online Service Center and start your application.
  4. Rental applications will receive a response within four (4) business days.


There is no fee to apply for a Recreation Center rental permit, either online or in person. Fees will be added to the permit application once availability of the requested rental space is confirmed.

Permit Requirements

Once space availability is confirmed, the following requirements must be met no later than 7 calendar days prior to the event to obtain the rental permit:

If requirements are not met by the deadline (7 calendar days prior to event) the permit request will be denied.  

  • All cancelations must be submitted to the Recreation Center Rental team at or 720-865-0548.

  • Cancelations submitted seven (7) or more calendar days before the reservation date – a full refund will be issued
  • Cancelations submitted less than seven (7) calendar days before the reservation date – no refund will be issued.