Event Facilities

City Park Pavilion

Exterior shot of City Park Pavilion in summer. With Green grass and trees surrounding it.

Montclair Civic Center

Photo of older, multistory brick building with a staircase leading up to a porch.

Washington Park Boathouse

Photo of multistory building near a pond with benches to rest on, and a staircase leading inside the building.

Chief Hosa Lodge

Rustic stone lodge in a heavily forested area.

Denver Parks and Recreation offers 6 Event Facilities located within various parks across the Denver Metro area that are available to the community to rent for special events. Whether it is a wedding, shower, graduation, or other private event, you can find a perfect setting for the occasion at one of the City’s treasured Event Facilities.

Below, you can find information on the different Facilities, how to schedule a tour, and make an online reservation. Please contact the Parks Permit Office at 720.913.0700 (press 6) or email park.permits@denvergov.org with questions.

Review Event Facility Rules and Regulations(PDF, 225KB)

Reservation Process

  • To view a calendar of availability and make a reservation request, click the "Get Started" button on this page
  • All reservation requests are accepted online. Requests are NOT accepted by email at any time and no paper application is available to complete. Read and download online reservation instructions
  • A $210 nonrefundable deposit to secure your reservation will be due at the time of application. This deposit is applied towards your total permit fee
  • Once your reservation request has been reviewed, you will be contacted within three (3) business days by the Events Coordinator with a confirmation or rejection

Permit Requirements

The following requirements must be met no later than 21 calendar days prior to your event date. More information will be emailed after making a reservation request.

  1. All fees paid in full

    View online payment instructions

  2. Proof of insurance coverage

    Insurance Requirements & Sample Certificate of Insurance(PDF, 985KB)
    Instructions for GatherGuard Insurance(PDF, 291KB)

  3. Walkthrough: Permit holder must complete an in-person walkthrough with an Event Facilitator (information below)

  4. Alcohol: Alcohol may be served. Any alcohol being served requires a certified bartender who is not a guest of the event.
    Alcohol Policy(PDF, 182KB)
    Alcohol Sale/Service Permit Requirements(PDF, 167KB)
    If selling alcohol: Liquor Liability is required and a Special Event Liquor Permit must be acquired from Denver Dept of Excise and Licenses

Open House Tours & Walkthroughs

Event Facility Tours:

Free tours are available for those who wish to see the event facility and ask questions before submitting a reservation application. Tours are open house style, and you may arrive at any point within the listed timeframe. Family and friends are welcome to attend but only person needs to register. Schedule online using this hyperlink: Book A Tour (be sure to select the CORRECT facility)

Event Facility Walkthroughs:

A walkthrough is a final logistics meeting for permit holders who already booked an Event Facility. This meeting is a requirement to obtain your approved permit. Vendors, family, and friends are welcome to attend. Only one walkthrough is allowed per event, and we suggest attending 30-45 days before the event. Schedule online using this hyperlink: Book a Walkthrough

Tour and walkthrough appointments are posted on the 25th of the current month for the following month. Dates listed online may be out of chronological order.

Special Notes

  • You must be 18 or older to reserve an Event Facility
  • Cheesman Park Pavilion is a Special Occasion site, not an Event Facility. Find information on a Special Occasion park permits.
  • Find available rental times and pricing on each facility's webpage linked above