Parks & Recreation

CENTER CLOSURES | As of Dec. 14, 2022: Central Park Recreation Center and Rude Recreation Center will be closed until further notice while the City & County of Denver is utilizing the space as an emergency shelter. Regional Level, My Denver Prime and My Denver Card members have access to all Denver recreation centers and pools. In addition, Twentieth Street Recreation Center will be closed until further notice while the space is utilized to assist in the recent arrival of migrants to Denver. Upcharge fees for members are being waived for access to all other Denver recreation centers and pools. Learn more about the city's emergency sheltering effort.


As stewards of a legacy park system, Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) is dedicated to customer service and enhancing the health of residents and the environment through innovative programs and safe, beautiful and sustainable places. The DPR system includes 30 recreation centers and nearly 20,000 acres of urban and mountain parkland including off-street trails, parkways and natural areas. 

Learn more about DPR's programs, services, projects and facilities:

DPR Mission & Vision

Vision Statement

Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) will be the foundation for the environmental health of the city and physical health of its residents by wisely using resources to create dynamic and sustainable public spaces, innovative programs, and neighborhood connections that are a catalyst for community-building and high quality-of-life for all residents. 

Mission Statement

As stewards of a legacy park system, Denver Parks and Recreation is dedicated to customer service and enhancing the health of residents and the environment through innovative programs and safe, beautiful and sustainable places.