Private Outdoor Fee-Based Events

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Summer POFA Season: April - September 2023

There are two opportunities to apply for a Summer 2023 POFA permit:

ROUND 1 APPLICATIONS

  • Jan 2-11: Applications accepted via email only at park.permits@denvergov.org beginning at 8am
  • Jan 13: Applicants contacted via email with payment instructions. $25 (non-refundable) application fee for each application submitted
  • Jan 16: Application fee deadline
  • Jan 17: Lottery is held if required
  • Jan 20: Preliminary permits or rejections emailed to applicants
  • Jan 25: Final payment and insurance due
  • Jan 30: Approved permits available online in ActiveNet accounts

ROUND 2 APPLICATIONS

  • February 28: All remaining POFA sites available for permitting via application beginning at 8am
  • 3 business days after application receipt: Preliminary permits emailed to applicants
  • 3 business days after preliminary permit sent: Final payment and insurance DUE
  • Next business day after due date: Approved permits available online in ActiveNet accounts

Information on the Winter 2023-2024 POFA season is scheduled to be posted by July 31, 2023

 

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.

Permit Procedures and Process

Winter POFA Season: October 2022 - March 2023

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

Round 1 Applications

August 8 - August 17: Applications accepted via email to park.permits@denvergov.org beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Round 2 Applications

  • Sept 16: All remaining POFA sites will be available via application beginning at 8:00am to park.permits@denvergov.org
  • 3 business days after application receipt: Preliminary permits emailed to applicants
  • 3 business days after preliminary permit sent: Final payment and insurance DUE
  • Next business day after due date: Approved permits will be available online in ActiveNet accounts
  • August 19: Applicants contacted via email with payment instructions
    $25 (nonrefundable) application fee for each application submitted
    There is no application fee for unlimited POFA applications
  • August 22: Application fee deadline
  • August 23: If lottery is required, applicants will be notified
  • August 24: Lottery held, if required
  • August 29: Preliminary permits or rejections emailed to applicants
  • Sept 2: Final payment and insurance due
  • Sept 9: Approved permits will be available online in ActiveNet accounts

Information on the Spring/Summer 2023 POFA season will be posted by January 30, 2023.