Denver’s mountain parks are outside of city limits. Please review the notes below which are applicable to all picnic permits in mountain parks.
Picnic Season: May 1 – September 30; 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Genesee Park, Lookout Mountain Park, and O’Fallon Park are unavailable for permitting on May 31 (Memorial Day), July 4 (Independence Day), and September 6 (Labor Day)
Fire Bans and Restrictions:
Fire restrictions are in effect. Only gas grills are currently allowed; no open fires or charcoal grills. If enacted, additional Stage 1 fire restrictions may restrict all open flames and use of gas grills. Find more details on current fire bans and restrictions in mountain parks from Jefferson County.
- No fires or charcoal grills
- No fires in shelter fireplaces
- No ground fires
- Only gas grills with an on/off switch or shut off may be used
Parking is limited at many picnic sites and is only allowed in designated areas. Please ensure there is sufficient parking at your picnic site for your group size. Surrounding meadows cannot be used as overflow parking.
Affixing decor or other items to trees or structures is prohibited.
Picnic Site Access:
Entry gates will be opened or lock combinations provided. Call Mountain Park Staff for information: 720-865-0900.
Download the full Mountain Parks Picnic Site Information sheet.(PDF, 118KB)
For additional questions about picnic sites in Denver Mountain Parks, please call 720-865-0900.