Assemblies, Public Events & Special Occasions

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Permit applications for use of park sites are accepted by email only to park.permits@denvergov.org

Download an application(PDF, 1006KB)

Find more information on obtaining permits for public events, private special occasions, and assemblies/first amendment activities:

2022 Assemblies, Public Events & Special Occasions

2022 Park Permit & Event Facility reservation requests will be accepted beginning on Monday, November 1, 2021. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is available for reservation for 2022 beginning on Monday, November 1, 2021?

  1. Public Events (festivals, concerts, runs/walks, etc. in parks): Various park locations
  2. Special Occasions (private, by invitation only activities in parks): Various park locations, including Cheesman Park Pavilion
  3. Assemblies and 1st Amendment activities: Various park locations
  4. Event Facilities:
    · Central Park Pavilion, City Park Pavilion, Washington Park Boathouse open for 2022 season
    · Chief Hosa Lodge, Fleming Mansion, and Montclair Civic Building are currently accepting 2022 reservation requests


What is the process on Monday, November 1?

  • Park Permit Applications: Will only be accepted via email to park.permits@denvergov.org beginning at 8:00 a.m. (MST)
  • Event Facilities: Reservation requests are made online, beginning at 8:00 a.m. (MST)
  • Please check back on this webpage after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26 for detailed information about this process


How old must someone be to submit a permit application?
All permit applicants must be 18 years of age or older.


Where can I find more information?

  • Public Events, Special Occasions, and Assembly/1st Amendment:
    Visit this page after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26 for final information including 2022 unavailable dates, Park Permit Application, and other details on the Nov. 1 reservation process
  • Event Facilities:
    Visit the Event Facilities page after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26 for final information including fees, payment schedule, cancelation policy, permit requirements and other details on the Nov. 1 reservation process

Please contact the Parks Permit Office at 720-913-0700 (press 6) or park.permits@denvergov.org with additional questions

 

2021 Public Events

Public Events include festivals, concerts, runs, walks and admission-based events in parks.

Application & Timeline

Applications for public events in Denver parks must be submitted no later than 60 days prior to the first permitted day of the event. Download the application

Email your completed application to park.permits@denvergov.org

Please allow one (1) business day for the Parks Permit Office to confirm receipt of your application.

Within seven (7) business days of receiving your application, you will be sent an email with a preliminary permit which serves as an invoice and a list of permit requirements.

Special Notes

  • Applicants may only have one active application in process per event at any time
  • “Back Up” or “Rain Out” applications will not be accepted if a current application is in process for the exact same event in the same calendar year
  • Any applicant that is seeking multiple dates for the same event series (i.e. summer movie series), may only apply one event/date/park per application (same permit holder and authorized agent for each application is acceptable). Denver Parks and Recreation reserves the right to determine an “event series”

Payment

Two payment dates will be noted on your preliminary permit/invoice:

  1. First payment: is a deposit of $500 or 50% of the total permit fee, whichever is less. This deposit is due three (3) business days after the preliminary permit has been sent. Failure to pay the deposit will result in cancellation of your preliminary permit.
  2. Final payment: is the remaining balance and is due 21 calendar days prior to your permit start date, along with other permit requirements.

Event Managers and Permit Contacts

Organizations who hire third-party event managers for their public events can designate them as the permit contact, or Event Management Representative/Authorized Agent.

The Authorized Agent can also be an employee, board member or authorized individual with an official letter from the organization signed and approved by an employee or board member. Please provide the authorization letter with application submission.

This individual will be the ONLY person receiving communication from the Parks Permit Office until the organization provides a letter stating a change in the representative.


Pavilions

If your public event utilizes Central Park Pavilion or City Park Pavilion, please indicate requested dates and times, including setup and teardown, in the NOTES section of the permit application

*Please review important permitting resources and other requirements in the tabs below*


Additional 2021 permit notes:

  • Permit applicants may cancel due to COVID-19 at any time in 2021 for a full refund
  • Permit applicants may request a reschedule date due to COVID-19 when contacting the Parks Permit Office and requesting a cancelation of the original reservation request
  • Rescheduled dates in 2021 (due to COVID-19) for Public Events and Assemblies (seeking to obtain historical priority status) will not be honored in 2022
  • Canceled dates in 2021 (due to COVID-19) for Public Events and Assemblies will count towards historical priority status for 2022
  • Dates vacated by a cancelation in 2021 (Public Events and Assemblies) may be re-permitted; however, if the dates canceled were held by an historical permit, first right of refusal for those dates/park will be offered to the historical permit holder for 2022

2021 Special Occasions

Special Occasions are private, invitation-only events in parks.

Application & Timeline

Applications for special occasions in Denver parks must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the first permitted day of the event. Applications are accepted by email to park.permits@denvergov.org.  Download the application 

Please allow one (1) business day for the Parks Permit Office to confirm receipt of your application.

Within seven (7) business days of receiving your application, you will be sent an email with a preliminary permit which serves as an invoice and a list of permit requirements.

Any applicant that is seeking multiple dates for the same activity (i.e. church service), must wait 30 days in between submitting applications

Payment

Two payment dates will be noted on your preliminary permit/invoice:

  1. First payment: is a deposit of $500 or 50% of the total permit fee, whichever is less. This deposit is due three (3) business days after the preliminary permit has been sent. Failure to pay the deposit will result in cancellation of your preliminary permit.
  2. Final payment: is the remaining balance and is due 21 calendar days prior to your permit start date, along with other permit requirements.

*Please review important permitting resources and other requirements in the tabs below* 



Additional 2021 permit notes: 

  • Permit applicants may cancel due to COVID-19 at any time in 2021 for a full refund
  • Permit applicants may request a reschedule date due to COVID-19 when contacting the Parks Permit Office and requesting a cancelation of the original reservation request

Other Event Facilities

To reserve an event facility (City Park Pavilion, Washington Park Boathouse), please visit our Event Facilities page


Assemblies/1st Amendment Activities

Parks are often chosen as a place to exercise first amendment rights. A public assembly permit is required for exclusive use of a site.

Download the application 

Email your completed application to park.permits@denvergov.org