Welcome to MY Denver
Thanks to Denver voters’ overwhelming support of Measure 2A in 2012, all Denver students ages 5 to 18 now have free, year-round access to the city’s 23 recreation centers and 29 pools with the MY Denver Card. The MY Denver Card, sponsored by UnitedHealthcare (En Español), will also serve as your child’s Denver Public Library card, giving Denver’s children the keys to learning and staying active.

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Trick-or-Treat at Harvey Park Recreation Center

My Denver Activities at Denver Recreation Centers

**Please note: All Denver recreation centers are moving to an online service system. Therefore, MY Denver registration forms will not be accepted and cards will not be issued between August 11 and October 31, 2014. During this time period, all youth ages 5-18 who are Denver residents or Denver Public Schools students will be allowed into recreation centers free-of-charge.

Beginning November 1st, parents and guardians can renew or register for their child’s MY Denver card online. (Proof of guardianship, residency and age will need to be provided.

Parents may take their children to any of the 23 recreation centers throughout the city to fill out the appropriate paperwork to receive their MY Denver Card. The program applies to all students in grades K-12 regardless of where they go to school as long as they are residents of Denver. In addition, all students that attend a Denver Public School may be granted a card. You may also print the registration form from home and submit it at a recreation center near you. The MY Denver Card can also serve as your child's Denver Public Library card and replaces any previously-issued card from Denver Public Library.  To activate library privileges, present the MY Denver Card and picture ID at any Denver Public Library (parent in-person signature and ID required for children under the age of 13).  Please note, once activated, your MY Denver Card replaces any previously-issued Denver Public Library card. Click here for Denver Public Library hours and locations

Application and Consent Form (printable pdf)  
Application and Consent Form - Spanish (printable pdf)

MY Denver exits to engage young people in structured and drop-in programming and a myriad of learning and social opportunities during out-of school time. Activities offered in the recreation center fall into the broader categories of: Sports and wellness; Science, technology, and education; Urban arts and culture; Social recreation; and community engagement.

This type of recreation programming directly contributes to the academic and social development, positioning youth for present and future success. MY Denver collaborates with community organizations and youth advocates in our Denver community to bring to life the activities in our center while providing safe, supportive, and quality environments for young people to play, learn, and grow. Please select a calendar from the drop down menu on the right side of this page to find an activity you are interested in.

Community Engagement
• Intentionally connecting young people to their community is important to enrich and sustain Denver's community. Within this area, MY Denver participants will have a myriad of opportunities to engage in youth leadership programming in the Denver area, explore Denver's cultural, historical, and recreational avenues, and volunteer and partake in service learning efforts to positively impact Denver communities.

Sports and Wellness
• Supporting and promoting healthy and active lifestyles for youth is essential.  At each of the twenty-three centers, youth will have a diverse choice of sports, wellness, and health opportunities to participate in Monday- Friday. Centers that are open to the public on the weekends also provide access to self lead activities such as open gym. 

Science, Technology and Education
• Science, technology, and further education during out-of-school time is important for continued learning and experiential growth  for young people. 

•This area provides young people with an extensive choice of activities and opportunities to include: learning science through discovery, getting homework assistance, participating in the Youth One Book One Denver Program during Summer breaks, partaking in social awareness discussions, or learning skills to assist them in preparing for the work force or continued education.

Social Recreation
• Social Recreation provides an area for young people to come together and participate in  interactive gaming, team building, and other social opportunities appealing to them.

Urban Arts and Culture

• Denver has endless opportunities to explore and discover the arts and culture.  Urban Arts and Culture provides youth with a myriad of creative avenues to explore themselves and their communities through.  Offerings include: arts, crafts, dance, drama, spoken word, and cultural field trips.

Learn to make your own music, scratch and mix today's hits, take photos and video, plus take home your own project! 

•  Use the music controller and turn tables to record your own DJ set
•  Build your own tracks with beats and vocals
•  Film and photograph the world around you
•  The Mobile Production Unit has what you need to create your own music video

The Mobile Production Unit will be at one of the Denver recreation centers on the dates listed below.

JUNE 2 - 27
Swansea 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.  |  Tuesday, Thursday
Eisenhower 2:00 - 4:00 p.m  |  Monday - Friday
La Familia 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.  |  Monday, Wednesday
Harvard Gulch 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  |  Monday - Friday

Montbello 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  |  Monday - Friday
Washington Park 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.  |  Tuesday, Thursday
Athmar 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.  |  Wednesday, Friday
Southwest 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.  |  Monday - Friday

AUGUST 4 - 29
Hiawatha Davis 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.  |  Monday - Friday
Ashland 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  |  Monday - Friday
Cook Park 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.  |  Monday, Wednesday, Friday
GVR 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.  |  Tuesday, Thursday

Teen Services at the Denver Public Library

DPL librarians are available online when you need them for help with a homework assignment or school project. Just log onto ASK US! at denverlibrary.org/ask and connect with a friendly librarian who will help you find information on your topic while also giving great tips for continuing research on your own or call (720) 865-1363 for help.

ideaLAb, a state-of-the-art digital media lab for teens, open Monday - Friday 3 - 6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Central Library, Broadway x 14th.

Teen Read Week from October 14-20th and Teen Tech Week from March 10-16th with sticker contests, programs, and fun activities!
Lots of books, movies, music, magazines, graphic novels, and audio books to check out that are chosen especially for teens!
Teen volunteering opportunities and memberships to Teen Advisory Boards or Teen Book Clubs!
Need help getting started with a research project? Make an appointment with a librarian a week in advance, and we’ll spend an hour with you focusing on your individual research goals. Reserve your spot today by calling (720) 865-1111 or visiting www.denverlibrary.org/student-library-appointment.

Questions? Recreation staff is ready to assist you! Visit the Recreation Centers page for a full center listing.


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The 2A Initiative Plan

The 2A initiative uses property tax revenues to restore funding to several essential programs and services. Funding is allocated on a year-to-year basis for public safety, services for children, street maintenance, parks and recreation, libraries, tax rebates for the elderly and disabled, and business incentive programs to retain and attract businesses to Denver. Learn more...