Recreation Center Rentals

About Recreation Center Rentals

Denver’s 30 Recreation Centers offer a variety of meeting spaces for special events, school trips, athletic activities and business functions. Facilities include classrooms, kitchens, gymnasiums, fitness rooms, swimming pools, game rooms and indoor tracks.

With a variety of centers and room sizes, Denver Parks & Recreation (DPR) is capable of hosting small, mid-size, and large events including birthday and graduation parties, family reunions, corporate events and meetings. 

Rental Timeline

Applications will only be accepted for dates within the current quarter. Any applications submitted for dates outside the quarterly booking timeline will automatically be denied. Online applications will be accepted beginning at 4:00 p.m. on the registration open date.

Winter Quarter 2024

  • Dates: 11/14/2023 – 3/4/2024
  • Registration opens:  11/8/2024

Spring Quarter 2024

  • Dates: 3/5/2024 – 5/13/2024
  • Registration opens:  2/27/2024

Summer Quarter 2024

  • Dates: 5/14/2024 – 8/5/2024
  • Registration opens:  5/7/2024

Fall Quarter 2024

  • Dates: 8/4/2024 – 11/11/2024
  • Registration opens:  7/23/2024

Winter Quarter 2025

  • Dates: 11/12/2024 – 3/3/2025
  • Registration opens:  11/6/2024

How to Submit a Rental Application

Application Steps

  1. Review the Recreation Facility Permitting Policy
  2. Submit your request no later than 2 weeks prior to desired rental date. For rentals with less than 2 weeks' advance notice, and after-hour rentals, contact center directly
  3. Download instructions for online booking(PDF, 340KB) to ensure the process goes smoothly.
  4. Visit the DPR Online Service Center and start your application.
  5. Rental applications will receive a response within four (4) business days.

For information regarding Carla Madison Recreation Center Rooftop, please contact Carla Madison Recreation Center directly at 720-865-5580

Pool & Gym Rentals

Pools and gyms are currently unavailable to reserve online. Please contact the recreation center directly to inquire.

Carla Madison Pool Party Room

Carla Madison's pool party room is available Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Reservations can be made online and must be done at least 30 days in advance. Download instructions for online booking.(PDF, 576KB)

View recreation center amenities on page 2 of our Fiend Your Fit guide (PDF).

Payment Schedule & Permit Requirements


There is no fee to apply for a Recreation Center rental permit, either online or in person. Fees will be added to the permit application once availability of the requested rental space is confirmed.

Permit Requirements

Once space availability is confirmed, the following requirements must be met no later than 7 calendar days prior to the event to obtain the rental permit:

Cancellation Policy

  • All cancelations must be submitted to the Recreation Center Rental team at or 720-865-0548.
  • Cancelations submitted seven (7) or more calendar days before the reservation date – a full refund will be issued
  • Cancelations submitted less than seven (7) calendar days before the reservation date – no refund will be issued.

Recreation Facility Permitting Policy

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of equipment is available?

Additional equipment, such as projectors or sound systems are available, upon request.

What is the alcohol and smoking policy?

Alcoholic beverages, smoking, and the use of smoking devices is prohibited.

Can we decorate?

Yes. All decorations, setup and cleanup time must be included in the requested permit time. Decorations must not cause permanent damage to any standing structure in the facility. Confetti, birdseed, and rice are not permitted on the property. We do not provide linens, tableware, etc.

Can we host an event after the building is closed?

Contact the center for specific details. Additional fees will apply.

Is entertainment allowed?

Yes. Music and noise must be kept at a reasonable volume level and is up to the discretion of recreation staff.

What about catering?

You may use any catering service you like. No restrictions.