New! Starting June 1, Denver’s public health order is changing capacity & distancing requirements for indoor and outdoor events.Providers can administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Coloradans age 12+. Find additional information on vaccinations, testing, face-covering, business & event guidance, and more at www.denvergov.org/covid-19.
As the COVID-19 virus remains in our community, it is important to understand that information and guidelines around gatherings and special requirements may change at any time and can impact permits. Customers will be notified as soon as possible with any changes that impact their permit.
Read about the current Public Health Order
Due to public and private gathering limitations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic:
Denver park picnic sites are ideal for family occasions, picnics, or community gatherings. Permits are required to reserve a site.
A public assembly permit is required for gatherings of 50 or more people, and for exclusive use of a site.
More than 100 athletic fields are available for a variety of uses including tennis, basketball, softball, soccer, football, and more.
There are 6 Event Facilities available for rental including the Central Park Pavilion, Chief Hosa Lodge and the Washington Park Boathouse.
Public Events include festivals, races, concerts & admission-based events in parks. Special Occasions are private, invitation events in parks.
Reserve picnics, fields, facilities, campsites, event spaces, and more!
Park Use Rules & Regulations(PDF, 547KB)
Admissions-Based Events(PDF, 153KB)
DRAFT: Revised Alcohol Policy(PDF, 221KB)
Alcohol Rules, Regulations & Policies(PDF, 242KB)
DRAFT: Revision to Rule Section 16: Wheeled & E-Devices(PDF, 149KB)
E-Device Operation | 180-Day Directive(PDF, 310KB)
Communications Policy(PDF, 281KB)
Corporate Sponsorship(PDF, 134KB)
Gift Policy(PDF, 297KB)
Marijuana Policy(PDF, 550KB)
Naming Parks & Facilities(PDF, 377KB)
Park Designation Policy(PDF, 3MB)
Partnership Policy (draft)(PDF, 151KB)
Passive Recreation Use Areas Amendment(PDF, 912KB)
Private Outdoor Fee-Based Activities (POFA)
Public Event Policy(PDF, 777KB)
2020 Proposed Revision: Public Event Policy(PDF, 744KB)
Recreation Customer Code of Conduct(PDF, 4MB)
Please visit the Office of Special Events website for film and photography information, to determine if your shoot requires a permit, and to submit an online permit application.
Parks Permit Office201 W. Colfax Ave
Room 1.G.1 (1st floor)
Denver, CO 80202
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. | 8:00am - 4:00pm
Phone: 720-913-070 (press 6 to leave a message)
Call 3-1-1Outside Denver: 720-913-1311
For Emergencies: 9-1-1
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