Private Outdoor Fee-Based Events


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 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 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.

Permit Procedures and Process

Summer POFA season: April – September 2022
Information on the summer POFA season will be posted February 1, 2022.

Winter POFA season: October 2021 – March 2022

There are two opportunities to apply for a Winter 2021/2022 POFA permit:

Round 1 Applications:
  • Applications may be submitted at 8:00 am on August 23rd through September 3rd to
  • Preliminary permits will be emailed no later than September 10th
  • Insurance is DUE by 4:00 pm on September 15th
  • Approved permits will be available for printing online by 4:00 pm on September 22nd
Round 2 Applications:
  • All remaining POFA sites will be available for permitting beginning at 8:00am on September 23rd to
  • Preliminary permits will be emailed within 3 business days
  • Insurance is DUE 3 business days after confirmation is sent
  • Approved permits will be available for printing online the next business day

View POFA Procedures(PDF, 167KB) | Ver procedimientos de permisos(PDF, 104KB)

View POFA site map(PDF, 2MB)