Private Outdoor Fee-Based Events

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Private Outdoor Fee-Based Activities (POFA) are classes, camps, guided activities, programs, or related service organized and offered for fee, other consideration, or at no cost. POFA permits are issued for 6-month seasons. Please see Permit Process and Procedures below for more information.

Permit Procedures and Process

Private Outdoor Fee-Based Activity (POFA) Procedures(PDF, 221KB)


Winter POFA Season: November 2023 – March 2024

  • Limited number of POFA Sites available for permitting via application
  •  3 business days after application receipt: Preliminary permits emailed to applicants
  • 3 business days after preliminary permit sent: Final payment DUE
  • Next business day after due date: Approved permits available online in ActiveNet account

Summer POFA season: April – September 2024

There are two opportunities to apply for a Summer 2024 POFA permit:

ROUND 1 APPLICATIONS:

  • January 1 - 10: Applications accepted via email to park.permits@denvergov.org beginning at 8:00am
  • January 12: Applicants contacted via email with payment instructions
    $25 (nonrefundable) application fee for each application submitted
  • January 15: Application fee deadline
  • January 16: If lottery is required, applicants will be notified and will be held same day
  • January 20: Preliminary permits or rejections emailed to applicants
  • January 26: Final payment due
  • January 31: Approved permits will be available online in ActiveNet accounts

ROUND 2 APPLICATIONS:

  • February 28: All remaining POFA sites will be available via application to park.permits@denvergov.org beginning at 8:00am
  • 3 business days after application receipt: Preliminary permits emailed to applicants
  • 3 business days after preliminary permit sent: Final payment DUE
  • Next business day after due date: Approved permits will be available online in ActiveNet accounts

Information on the Winter 2024 POFA season will be posted by July 29, 2024

POFA Policy

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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.