Picnic Permits

Picnic Permits are issued for a private gathering at any of 60 metro or 11 mountain parks picnic sites.  Denver park picnic sites are ideal for family occasions, corporate picnics, or any other invitation-only function.

Site capacities vary from 25 to 150 people for picnic sites and shelters in the City; 25-300 people for the Denver Mountain Parks picnic sites and shelters; however, all groups over 25 people are required to have a permit or to reserve the site for the permit holder’s exclusive use. Insurance is required if the picnic is for more than 100 people.

Park Picnic Information

Mountain Parks Sheltered Sites Capacity
Bergen Park 35
Dedisse Park 50
Genesee Park 300
Newton-Juvenile Park 175
Newton-Commissioner Park 200
Newton-Stromberg Park 300
 
Mountain Parks Non-Sheltered Sites (permitted May - Sept) Capacity
Morrison Park 35
O’Fallon Park permitted M-Th 25
Park Location Capacity Tables
51st St and Zuni St 51st St & Wyandot St 75 3
Barnum W 4th Ave & Julian St 100 10
Bear Creek W Hampden Ave & S Raleigh St 100 10
Bear Creek #2 Near Playground 45 2
Bear Valley W Dartmouth Ave & S Teller St 45 4
Berkeley W 47th Ave & Tennyson St 150 13
City of Axum North W 32nd Ave & Cherry St 45 4
City of Axum South W 32nd Ave & Cherry St 45 4
Congress E 8th Ave & Josephine St 100 5
Cook #1 S Monaco Pkwy & E Mexico Ave 125 8
Cook #2 S Monaco Pkwy & Cherry Crk Dr 50 6
Cuernavaca
W 20th Ave & Platte St
150 9
Eastmoor S Monaco Pkwy & E Princeton Ave
50 3
Eisenhower
S Colo Blvd & E Dartmouth Ave
100 10
Fred Thomas #1 E 26th Ave & Quebec St
100 10
Fred Thomas #2 E 23th Ave & Syracuse St 50 3
Green Valley East
E 48th Ave & Jebel St (by Tennis Court) 45 4
Green Valley East E 48th Ave & Jebel St (by Swimming Pool) 45 4
Green Valley #27 E 42nd Ave & Lisbon St 50 4
Jefferson Park W 23rd Ave & Clay St 50 4
Lincoln W 11th Ave & Mariposa St 75 4
Loretto Heights S Lowell Blvd & W Amherst Ave 75 7
Lowry Great Lawn North E Lowry Blvd & S Yosemite St 45 4
Lowry Great Lawn South E Lowry Blvd & S Yosemite St (near Playground) 45 4
Rosamond Tamarac Dr & S Syracuse St 50 4
Ruby Hill W Florida Ave & S Platt Rv Dr 100 6
Silverman Andrews Dr & Titan Ct 125 8
Sloan's Lake W 17th Ave & Sheridan Blvd 50 10
Stapleton Central Park E Martin Luther King Blvd & Beeler St 100 12
Village Place Anaheim Ct & Albrook Dr 75 4
Fuller Shelter E 26th Ave & Gilpin St 100 4
Greenway Stapleton W 24th Ave & Spruce St 45 5
Park Location Capacity Tables
51st Ave and Zuni St W 52nd Ave & Zuni St 75 4
Alamo Placita E 3rd Ave & Emerson St 100 5
Ceasar Chavez W 41st Ave & Tennyson St 50 2
Berkeley W 47th Ave & Tennyson St 75 6
Bible W Yale Ave & Newport St 100 5
Cheesman E 11th Ave & Franklin St 75 4
City Park: Site #1* E 17th & York St (Thatcher Fountain) 100 8
City Park: Site #2* E 17th & York St (Dustin Redd Playground) 
* City Park picnic sites are permitted after 2pm Sundays
from mid May—September
50 5
Cranmer E 3rd Ave & Bellaire St 50 3
Crescent E 7th Ave & Roslyn St 75 3
Crestmoor E Cedar Ave & S Locust St 50 9
Eisenhower #1
E Dartmouth Ave & S Bellaire St
75 5
Eisenhower #2 E Dartmouth Ave & S Birch Ste
75 8
Eisenhower #3
E Highline Pl & S Dahlia St
75 5
Garfield W Arkansas Ave & S Osceola St
100 6
Garland: Site #1 S Monaco Pkwy & Cherry Cr Dr 50 5
Garland: Site #2
S Monaco Pkwy & Cherry Cr Dr 50 5
Green Valley West E 45th Ave & Argonne St 75 3
Hampden Heights E Dartmouth Ave & S Boston Ct 50 3
Harvey W Evans Ave & S Tennyson St 100 5
Huston #1 W Kentucky Ave & S Vallejo St  75 5
Huston #2 W Alys Pl & S Vallejo St 75 3
Huston #3 W Ohio Ave & S Vallejo St 75 4
Lindsley E 12th Ave & Cherry St 75 6
Magna Carta E Hampden Ave & S Colo Blvd 100 4
Martin Luther King E 38th Ave & Newport St 100 3
McNichols E 17th Ave & Syracuse St 75 2
McWilliams E Yale Ave & St Paul St 50 2
Mestizo-Curtis 31st St & Curtis St 100 3
Montclair E 12th Ave & Oneida St
100 6
Observatory E Warren Ave & S Fillmore St 100 8
Pferdestellar W 35th Ave & Wolff St 75 6
Pulaski
E Bayaud Ave & S Steele St 50 2
Robinson
E 3rd Ave & Fairfax St 50 2
Rocky Mountain W 46th Ave & Irving St 75 9
Rosamond E Quincy Ave & Tamarac Dr 100 4
Sloan’s Lake W 26th Ave & Vrain St 75 10
Sunken Gardens W 8th Ave & Delaware St 100 5
Washington: #1 E Virginia Ave & S Franklin St 60 5
Washington: #2 E Exposition Ave & S Downing St 100 8
Washington: #3 E Mississippi Ave & S Franklin St 150 10
Washington: #4 E Kentucky Ave & S Franklin St 50 4
Westwood W Kentucky Ave & S Wolff St 50 2
While most permits have fees, you can also visit these special picnic sites for free if you have under 25 guests and the site is not permitted by other guests.
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