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Special Events and Permits SEAP -- Public Meeting
Start Date/Time: Saturday, February 15, 2014 10:00 AM
End Date/Time: Saturday, February 15, 2014 11:30 AM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
Description:

Central Park Recreation Center - 9561 East MLK Jr., Blvd.

Saturday, February 15, 2014, @ 10:00 a.m.


The City of Denver is reviewing its policies and procedures for how it permits and processes special events of all sizes and shapes such as festivals, street fairs, walks, runs, races, etc.

 

The City will host four Public Meetings. At each meeting, City representatives will present an overview of the internal efforts taking place, but most importantly the City will be asking for your input.  

 

All Denver residents are encouraged to attend one of the below public meetings to discuss Special Events and Permitting.  We want to hear your feedback regarding special events in the city and how they impact you. Your input is essential for the City to create an improved process.


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Rules, Regulations & Public Policy

1. Dogs and pets must be on leash and under physical control at all times.

2. Pet waste must be picked up and disposed of properly.

3. No alcoholic beverages or public consumption of alcohol (only 3.2 beer is allowed).

4. No use or display of marijuana or use of illegal drugs.

5. No glass bottles or any glass containers allowed in parks.

6. No littering. Use trash cans and dumpsters or pack it out.

7. No weapons, firearms, or fireworks.

8. Disturbing the peace, including loud music or sound, is prohibited.

9. The sale of goods and services requires a Parks and Recreation Permit.

10. No overnight camping, tents, enclosures, or other unpermitted structures such as air castles, pools, or water slides.

11. Motorized vehicles allowed only on roads and in parking areas.

12. Large gatherings normally require a permit. To reserve a permit site call Denver Parks and Recreation Permit Office at (720) 913-0700

13. Do not attach anything to trees or structures.

14. Removal or damage to plants or structures is prohibited.

15. Fires and coals are allowed in grills only. Grills must be least 12 inches off the ground.

16. Thoroughly extinguish all charcoals, dispose of properly or pack it out.

17. No feeding or disturbing wildlife. A license is required for fishing.

18. No boating without a permit. Safety equipment is required including a personal flotation device.

19. No swimming is allowed except in swimming pools.

20. Swimming or wading in fountains is prohibited.

21. Rock climbing and off-trail use is prohibited at Red Rocks and Summit Lake Parks.

View all Park Use Rules & Regulations details.  Violators of park rules and regulations are subject to fines and eviction from the park.

Notice of Rules & Regulations Adoption

Proposed updates presented at the Department of Parks & Recreation’s May 14, 2015 Public Hearing have been duly adopted effective May 27, 2015, in accordance with the rule-making requirements of Section 39-2 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code and are in accordance with the authority of the Executive Director of the Denver Department of Parks & Recreation under Section 2.4.4 of the Denver City Charter. View full rules and regulations document.

Washington Park Passive Recreation Use Areas (PRUA) Amendment

The purpose of the PRUA Regulation is the protection and management of public health and safety, as well as public park land, and to assure fair and equitable use of Washington Park by all patrons. High levels of active recreational use of Washington Park, particularly on weekends and holidays during the warm seasons, have resulted in public conflicts and misconduct in Washington Park. It also causes significant wear and tear on portions of the turf inside the park. The PRUA Regulation is necessary to reduce, if not eliminate, these conflicts, misconduct and park damage, and to allow effective enforcement by park rangers and police. 

View the full Washington Park Passive Recreation Use Areas Amendment


City & County of Denver
Department of Parks & Recreation
Notice of Public Hearing regarding
Proposed Changes to Rules and Regulations

Notice is hereby given that effective June 12, 2014 the Parks and Recreation Rules and Regulations amendments will be amended to address the following issues:

8A.0 
Marijuana. (39-10)  The prohibition of the consumption, use, display, transfer, distribution, sale, or growth of marijuana, as specified herein, is important to the safe and harmonious public use of Park Facilities.

8A.1: Violation: The consumption, use, display, transfer, distribution, sale, or growth of marijuana in a Park Facility is prohibited.

The Administrative Citation Rules and Regulations for the Denver Department of Parks and Regulations, as adopted May 11, 2012, are hereby amended with respect to Attachment B (Penalty Fines) to add the following fine for violation of Section 39-10(c), D.R.M.C., regarding marijuana, which fine is in accordance with Section 39-10(d), D.R.M.C.:

Section 39-10(c)
Marijuana     $150.00

The existing provisions in Attachment B pertaining to a second offense within one year and a third offense within one year shall be applicable to violations involving marijuana.

A copy of the Rules and Regulations, as amended, is on file with the Manager of Parks and Recreation and is available for public inspection on the website
. A public hearing will take place June 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the Wellington Webb Municipal Building located at 201 W Colfax Ave., 4th floor, room 4.F.6.

By:  /S/  LAURI DANNEMILLER
Manager, Parks and Recreation

This Policy is adopted by the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation (“DPR”) for the purpose of providing some clarity as to the designation status of and the protections afforded to Denver parks under the existing legal framework and to make clear the public process with respect to designation of Denver parks in accordance with the City Charter and City procedures.

 

Representatives to the Park Designation Steering Committee

Tentative list of Proposed Designations for spring 2014 - Round 3

Park Designation Policy (Draft)

The Plan identifies core services, points out duplication in services, recommends service provision strategies, and recommends resource allocation and pricing strategies. It enhances partnerships and helps meet the future needs of Denver residents, and those who work in and visit the community.

Full Report, June 10, 2013
Summary, June 10, 2013

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