Private Outdoor Fee-Based Activity



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.

Review the POFA process.
POFA Permit Process English | Spanish

Download the POFA application.
POFA Permit Application English | Spanish

POFA Permit Fees English | Spanish

POFA Permit Process (October 2014 - March 2015 season)

Applications for the October- March season will be accepted:
Tuesday, September 2 
(12:00am if submitting electronically; 8am if submitting in person)

**through**

Friday, September 12 
(11:59pm if submitting electronically; 4pm if submitting in person)

  • You must pay a $25 application fee for each POFA application you wish to submit (non-refundable).
  • We accept Visa, Mastercard, cash, and checks made to “Manager of Finance." 
  • If submitting application electronically, please send to park.permits@denvergov.org.  You will be contacted within 3 business days for your credit card payment.


Approval/Lottery
If your application is approved, you will be notified by close of business on Friday, September 19 via email.

If more POFA applications are received than there are sites available, a lottery will be required:

  • You will be notified by close of business on Friday, September 19 via email.  
  • If needed, the lottery will be held on Tuesday, September 23, at 11am at the Parks Permit Office at the Webb Building. You need not be present; attendance is optional. RSVP’s will not be taken.
  • Confirmations/invoices will be sent electronically by close of business on Friday, September 26.


Payment/Final Permit
Final payment and insurance will be due by close of business on Tuesday, September 30.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, cash, and checks made to “Manager of Finance."  Please contact the Parks Permit Office staff person who issued your confirmation/invoice if you wish to make a credit card payment over the phone.

All remaining POFA sites will be available for permitting beginning at 8am on Wednesday, October 1.

  • 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.

Contact Us

For information about POFA:
pofa@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 

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