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Private Outdoor Fee-Based Activities

fitness classes in a park

Private Outdoor Fee-Based Activity (POFA)
is defined as a class, clinic, camp, guided activity, program or related service organized and offered by a Permittee for which a payment, fee or other consideration is expected to be made to the Permittee. POFA is by invitation-only or open to the public in general. POFA must be generally recreational in nature or a common and customary park use.



It is the policy of Denver Department Parks and Recreation and its Manager (DPR), under circumstances appropriate for Denver parks, to permit citizens and organizations the use of specified areas within Denver parks for the provision of certain private outdoor fee-based activities and services to the public, subject to this policy.

View POFA Procedures | Ver procedimientos de permisos

Permit Process | April - September 2017 Season

Permit applications for the April-September 2017 season will be accepted:

BEGINNING February 6:

  • 12:00AM: submit email applications to park.permits@denvergov.org
    8:00AM: submit in person applications at the Park Permit Office*

THROUGH February 17

  • 11:59PM: submit email applications to park.permits@denvergov.org
  • 4:00PM: submit in person applications at the Park Permit Office*

A non-refundable $25 application fee must be paid for each POFA application submitted.

If submitting in person, payment will be due at that time. If submitting via email, you will be emailed back no later than 4:00PM on February 21 with payment instructions. All application fees must be paid by 4:00PM on February 22.

 

Approvals & Lottery

If your application is approved, you will be notified via email by 4:00PM on February 24.

A lottery will be required if more applications are received than POFA sites available. Applicants will be notified of a lottery by February 24. Additional information will be provided at that time.

The lottery will take place on February 28 at 11:00AM at the Parks Permit Office. Attendance is optional and RSVPs will not be taken.

Lottery participants will have received confirmations and invoices on Feb. 22 when application fees were paid. Lottery participants should have final payment and insurance ready, as they will be due at 4:00PM on Feb. 28.

 

Payment & Final Permit

Final payment and insurance for all approved permits requests are due by 4:00PM on February 28.

Payment may only be made online or in person. Insurance certificates may be sent electronically or delivered in person.

Approved permit holders will be notified no later than 4:00PM on March 10, at which time permits will available for printing online.

All remaining POFA sites will be available for permitting beginning at 8:00AM on March 14. No applications will be accepted prior. Applications may be submitted via email to park.permits@denvergov.org.

Confirmations and invoices will be sent electronically within 3 business days. Final payment and insurance will be due 3 business days after confirmation/invoice is sent.

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Permit Process |October 2017 – March 2018

Preliminary Applications for the October 2017 – March 2018 season will be accepted:

  • August 7 (12:00am if submitting electronically (park.permits@denvergov.org;  8am if submitting in person)

through

  • August 18 (11:59pm if submitting electronically (park.permits@denvergov.org; 4pm if submitting in person)

This timeframe is to determine if a lottery is needed for POFA sites within a Park (please see below).

You must pay a $25 application fee for each POFA application you wish to submit (non-refundable).

If submitting in person, payment will be due at that time.  If submitting your application electronically, you will be contacted electronically no later than 44pm on August 22 regarding payment (you will make your payment in person or online – instructions will be provided).

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, cash, and checks made to “Manager of Finance”.

All application fees must be paid by 4pm on August 25.

Approval/Lottery

If your application is approved, you will be notified electronically by 4pm on August 28

If a lottery is required (more applications received than POFA sites available), you will be notified electronically by 4pm on August 22.  The lottery will be held on August 24, at 11am at the

Parks Permit Office, Webb Municipal Building, 201 West Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO, 80202,

Room 1.G.1.  You will receive more information on August 22.  You need not be present;

attendance is optional. RSVP’s will not be taken.

Confirmations/invoices will be sent electronically for those that were in the lottery by

4pm August 25.

Payment/Final Permit

Final payment and insurance for all approved permits requests will be due by 4pm on August 31.

Payment may only be made online or in person.  Insurance certificates may be sent electronically or delivered in person.

Approved permits will be ready and available for printing online no later than 4pm on September 1.

Remaining Sites for the October 2017 – March 2018 season:

All remaining POFA sites will be available for permitting beginning at 8am on September 4.

Applications may be submitted electronically – please follow process above.

Confirmations/invoices will be sent electronically within 3 business days.

Final payment and insurance will be due 3 business days after confirmation/invoice is sent.

View POFA site map

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Download POFA Permit Application: English | Español

Submit via email: park.permits@denvergov.org 
Submit in-person: 201 W. Colfax Ave. Room 1.G.1

 
Contact Us

For information:
park.permits@denvergov.org



Parks Permit Office
201 W. Colfax Ave
Room 1.G.1 (1st floor)
Denver, CO 80202

Office Hours: M-F 8am - 4pm
Phone: (720) 913-0700
Fax: (720) 913-0778  
park.permits@denvergov.org