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2015 NEW Public Events and Special Occasions (private, invitation-only events)
**as of October 23, 2014**
Permitting for these events begins:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
201 W. Colfax Ave.
Dept 1.G.1 (1st floor)
Final, detailed information regarding this process, including FAQs, blacked-out/unavailable. etc. dates will be posted on this page by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 29.
2015 Caps for Special Events/Runs/Races/Rides/Walks
In a unified effort by City agencies to help understand and manage the impacts special events* have on Denver’s residents and municipal resources, such as the number of events, neighborhood usage, park usage, noise, trash, frequency, parking, road closures, etc., we will implement 3 caps for 2015. The Caps described are temporary and only apply to 2015. Throughout the upcoming year all City agencies that deal with events in some form will be working together on solutions and policies necessary to resolve the myriad of challenges that organizers and residents face, including neighborhood and park usage, noise, trash, traffic issues and more. We ask for your patience as the city works to help create a more exciting, livable city.
Learn more about event caps applicable in 2015.
While Denver evaluates its current citywide processes and criteria for permitting these popular events in and around the city and our neighborhoods, we will not be accepting applications for any NEW Run/Race/Walk or Bike Rides in 2014. This 2014 cap on new Runs/ Races or Bike Rides is necessary in order for the city to provide the best possible experience for those recurring events we currently permit on an annual basis.
For more information on these events, click here.
Parks and recreation property and facilities are often the preferred choice of citizens to conduct public assemblies or other activities to exercise their First Amendment Rights.
A public assembly permit is required when such an event is for 50 or more people. This provides adequate notice to the City about logistics and safety issues and plans can be made accordingly for public safety and services. These events typically require coordination with several other agencies in addition to the permit.
Park Permit Application
Professional filming or photography (including digital imaging) of public property in Denver requires a permit from Special Events and Film Production. A permit from DPR is also required if the filming, photography or imaging takes place in any Denver park or park facility. Such a dual permit typically requires coordination with several offices, therefore a minimum of 72 hours notice is required.
Filming Guidelines / Procedures:
All requests must be initiated with Special Events and Film Production.
Mobile Stage Application
For information about POFA:
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