Temporary Vending Permits

temporary coffee cart in a snowy park

The Temporary Vending Permit provides licensed food vendors the opportunity to temporarily sell human food and non-alcoholic beverages at designated sites approved by the City and County of Denver. Non-permitted vendors are not allowed in or within 300 feet of a Denver park or parkway unless associated with a Public Event or Special Occasion and approved by the permit holder.

Fee Amount
Monthly Permit $200
One Day Only Fee $100
Food Truck Pilot*  $300 per session

*Find more details on the 2024 food truck pilot program below

Food Carts: Vending Application & Resources

If an event is in progress in your vending location, you may not vend during that permit unless you are invited by the event organizer prior to their permit start date.

Please visit the Office of Special Events calendar HERE, which includes event organizer contact information.

2024 Food Truck Pilot

2024 Vending Session Dates:

  • Session A: June 5 - July 17
  • Session B: July 20 - August 31 

2024 Vending Locations:

Washington Park Diagonal (E Kentucky Ave & S Downing St):
  • Wednesdays: 4pm - 8pm AND
  • Saturdays: 12pm - 8pm

A secondary location for Washington Park will be the Dos Chappell Bathhouse (600 S Marion St. Pkwy, Denver, 80209). This location will be utilized when there are other events taking place in the Diagonal.  

Paco Sanchez Park (1280 Knox Ct. 80204)
  • Wednesdays: 4pm-8pm AND
  • Saturdays: 11am-7pm 

About the Food Truck Pilot Program
Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) is pleased to announce a pilot food truck hub coming to some Denver parks this summer—Feast in Denver’s Nature! This expansion of food and beverage offerings is intended to enhance park activation and quality social experiences for park users. Please share this message and the online application linked below with all food truck vendors in your network and your neighborhood. 

This pilot program is limited to the sites listed above at this time. Success of the pilot will be evaluated at the end of the year along with the ability to expand in the future.


Vendor Locations

The locations listed below are a comprehensive list of all vending locations offer to food carts — it is not reflective of what is currently available. Interested parties should contact the permit office to inquire about a location's availability. 

Parks

Park Name Location
Barnum Park(PDF, 1MB) 4th Ave and Hooker St.
Commons Park(PDF, 607KB) 16th St. & South Platte River
Confluence Park(PDF, 2MB) 2250 15th St.
Denver Skate Park(PDF, 1MB) 19th St. & Little Raven St.
Garfield Lake Park(PDF, 995KB) Arizona Ave. & Newton St.
Green Valley Ranch East(PDF, 1MB) 4455 Jebel St. near playground, by trail
Huston Lake Park(PDF, 873KB) Ohio Ave. & Bryant St.
Skyline Park(PDF, 771KB) 16th St. & Arapahoe St.
Sloan's Lake Park(PDF, 543KB)

W 26th Ave. & Tennyson St.

Swansea Park(PDF, 346KB) 2650 E 49th Ave.
Washington Park(PDF, 4MB)

#1 - Northwest of Smith Lake

#2 - West of Boathouse

#3 - Near Playground

#4 - Near South Tennis Courts

Athletic Fields

Athletic Field Name
Location
Barnum East Ballfield(PDF, 841KB) W 5th Ave. & Federal Blvd.
Barnum North Ballfields(PDF, 849KB) W 8th Ave. & Federal Blvd.
Bible Park Ballfield(PDF, 1MB) E Yale Ave. & S Newport St.
Garland Park fields(PDF, 1MB) E Mississippi Ave. & S Leyden St.
Jackie Robinson Ballfields(PDF, 830KB) Fairmount Dr. & Sports Blvd.
Kennedy Ballfield Complex(PDF, 1MB) E Dartmouth Ave and S Kenton St
Kennedy Soccer Fields(PDF, 2MB) E Dartmouth Ave and S Kenton St
Lowry Soccer Fields

8200 E Sports Blvd. - Grass Fields

8200 E Sports Blvd. - Turf Fields

Montbello Central Park Ballfields(PDF, 644KB) Andrews Dr. & Crown Blvd.
Montbello Central Park Mixed Use(PDF, 644KB) Andrews Dr. & Crown Blvd.
Parkfield(PDF, 2MB) 15555 E 53rd Ave.
Ruby Hill Park Complex(PDF, 1MB) W Jewell Ave. & S Navajo St.
Val Verde Field(PDF, 1MB) W Cedar Ave. & S Navajo St.
Vanderbilt Park Complex(PDF, 1MB) W Tennessee Ave. & Platte River Dr.
Veterans Park(PDF, 644KB) E Iowa Ave. & S. Vine St.

Outdoor Pools (outside entrance)

Outdoor pool season is typically June - August.

Recreation Name Location
Aztlan(PDF, 281KB) 4435 Navajo St.
Barnum(PDF, 458KB) 370 Hooker St.
Berkeley(PDF, 450KB) 5105 W 46th Ave.
Congress(PDF, 589KB) 914 Elizabeth St.
Cook(PDF, 729KB) 1655 S Oneida St.
Eisenhower(PDF, 763KB) 4300 E Dartmouth Ave.
Garfield Lake(PDF, 418KB) 1295 S Lowell Blvd.
Green Valley Ranch East(PDF, 373KB) 4415 Jebel St.
Harvey(PDF, 546KB) 2150 S Tennyson St.
Harvard Gulch(PDF, 459KB) 555 E Iliff Ave.
Lincoln / La Alma(PDF, 450KB) W 11th Ave and S Osage St.
Mestizo-Curtis(PDF, 580KB) 3115 Champa St.
Ruby Hill(PDF, 452KB) 1555 W Mexico Ave.