City Park Pavilion

About the Pavilion

Part of the “City Beautiful” campaign at the beginning of the 20th century, the Pavilion was designed by John Humphreys and William Fisher, and completed in 1882. The original structure was replaced in 1929 and refurbished in 1992. Surrounded by the picturesque Sopris garden, Ferril Lake, and the historic City Park Band Shell, the Pavilion offers a variety of breathtaking views and photo opportunities. This elegant Spanish-style landmark features towers and arches and is nestled in front of the awe-inspiring Denver skyline. The City Park Pavilion is the signature Denver venue.

The City Park Pavilion is on the US National Register of Historic Places and Colorado State Register of Historic Properties. 

Review Event Facility Rules and Regulations(PDF, 235KB) (PDF, 305KB)

Download the facility brochure(PDF, 305KB)

2024 Event Facility Information

2024 Event Facility Reservations will be accepted online beginning at 8:00 a.m. November 1, 2023 (mountain time).

What is available for reservation for 2024 on Wednesday, November 1, 2023?

  • Central Park Pavilion, City Park Pavilion, Washington Park Boathouse
  • Chief Hosa Lodge, Fleming Mansion and Montclair Civic Building are already accepting 2024 reservation requests, on a 365 day rolling basis

What is the process on Wednesday, November 1?

  • Reservation requests are only made online, HERE, beginning at 8:00 a.m. (mountain time)
    Applicants must have an activated customer account to make a reservation
    We highly encourage you to set up and activate your account up prior to November 1
  • It is recommended you review the Rules and Regulations prior to booking
  • Upon booking, you will pay a nonrefundable $210 deposit.
  • You will receive a confirmation email within 2 business days with your preliminary permit and next steps

Where can I find more information?

  • Visit the Event Facilities page to review rental fees and what may be included in the rental
  • If you are interested in touring the event facility before booking, you can register online HERE

Please contact the Parks Permit Office at 720.913.0700 (press 6 to leave a message) or at with additional questions. The Parks Permit Office will be open at 8:00am on November 2 for in-person appointments. 

Venue Details

Amenities & Features


  • Staging kitchen (2 refrigerators, 2 warming ovens, sink and counterspace)
  • Tables & chairs (Amounts can vary. We recommend confirming table and chair counts at your walkthrough, 30-45 days before your event. Furniture for indoor use only unless noted otherwise)
  • Changing room
  • On-site event facilitator

Tables and Chairs: For indoor use only

Item Seats Qty
5' round tables 8-10 13
6' round tables 10-12 6
6' banquet tables 6-8 9
White resin folding chairs 180

Space Availability

To view a calendar of availability and make a reservation request, click the "Get Started" button on this page. 

Capacity: 350 people

Rental dates available: April 15 – October 15
Reservation process begins November 1 for the following calendar year.

Rental times:

Monday – Sunday: 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Minimum rental: 4 hours

Rental Fees

9 hour rental blocks:

  • Weekdays (Mon – Thurs): $900
  • Weekends (Fri – Sun) & holidays: $1,500
  • Bandshell (Gazebo): $260 or $440 depending on alcohol service
  • Sopris Garden: no fee

Registered 501c3 organizations will be offered a 50% discount on rental fees. 

Nine-hour rental block must include time for set up, event, cleanup, plus deliveries and pickups.

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
    Alcohol Sale/Service Permit Requirements
    If selling alcohol: Liquor Liability is required and a Special Event Liquor Permit must be acquired from Denver Dept of Excise and Licenses

Alcohol Policy

Beer, wine, champagne and hard alcohol may be served/sold.

  • If serving or selling alcohol:  Liquor Liability or Host Liquor Liability is required with your insurance coverage.
  • If selling alcohol:  a Special Event Liquor License must be acquired from the Denver Dept. of Excise and Licenses.
  • A licensed bartender who is not a guest of the event is required for the service of any alcohol

View full alcohol policy(PDF, 182KB)

Alcohol Sales/Service Requirements(PDF, 167KB)

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.

Park Access: Parking lots and roadways near the facility may be restricted. Please see the park access map for details.(PDF, 976KB)


2001 Steele Street, Denver 80206  View Map

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