Donate to Denver Parks and Recreation

As stewards of Denver’s outdoor  legacy, Denver Parks and Recreation is dedicated to enhancing quality of life in the city by providing unique programs in safe, beautiful and resilient places. Because of the generosity of donors like you, we can fund essential projects that help maintain and strengthen our parks and recreation system. These projects and programs help protect vital natural resources, safeguard historic sites, improve trails and parks, and provide safe places in which people of all ages and abilities can play and learn.

Through the generosity of individuals, foundations and business partners, we further our mission of building a healthy city.

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Giving Opportunities

Commemorative Bench Program

Denver Parks and Recreation provides you with an opportunity to pay tribute to special individuals or events with a commemorative plaque on a standard bench in one of the 260 parks located in the City & County of Denver.

The Commemorative Bench Program is administered by the Denver Park Trust and allows you to make a lasting tribute and a meaningful donation to your community. Your tax deductible, $2,500 donation will result in a bench plaque and will help grow and improve Denver’s park system.

Learn more about donating a commemorative bench.

Denver Mountain Parks

Denver Mountain Parks system is made up of significant lands connected by watersheds, forests, sensitive ecosystems, trails and scenic drives.

These beautiful, historic places receive lots of wear-and-tear from park visitors and high altitude elements. Your donation will protect fragile ecosystems and enhance park amenities. 

Learn more about Denver Mountain Parks.

Parks and Amenities

There are opportunities to support various amenities within Denver parks including but not limited to:

  • Flowerbeds
  • Fountains
  • Forestry
  • Natural areas
  • Picnic areas
  • Special projects and programs 

Recreation Facilities and Programs

You can support Denver Parks and Recreation's mission to support the health of our residents by donating to our focus areas including but not limited to:

  • Adaptive Recreation
  • Out-of-School Time
  • Youth Programs
  • Equipment & Facility Improvements