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Park & Event Facility Permits
Due to public and private gathering limitations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic:
New applications are being accepted by permit type – please see webpages linked below for specific information and requirements for each type of permit, including new maximum participant capacities and other restrictions due to COVID-19.
The Parks Permit Office remains CLOSED until further notice. Please contact us: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
720.913.0700 (press 6, then leave a message)
• For passive use where a permit is not required: practice good hygiene, using hand sanitizer frequently when soap and water is not available; recreate safely in groups of 25 or less, from no more than two households and physically distance yourself from others by at least six feet; wear a face covering
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
Call 3-1-1Outside Denver: 720-913-1311
For Emergencies: 9-1-1
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