Parks & Recreation

Denver Recreation Center Closures

All Denver Recreation Centers and Pools are closed until further notice as details on how to open safely and equitably while minimizing the potential spread of COVID-19 are determined.
All centers that are meal sites will continue to serve meals during regularly scheduled hours (Mon. - Fri. 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
Get the latest information on the city’s COVID-19 response.

COVID-19 Operational Updates

Park Road & Parking Lot Closures

Roads and parking lots are closed in various parks throughout the city to provide more space for park visitors to practice physical distancing while walking, jogging, biking, and enjoying other types of recreation. ADA parking spots are provided along the perimeter of the park where roads have been blocked.

View park maps to find more information on closures

Open Facilities

  • Bike parks

  • Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave at Lookout Mountain (F-Su: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

  • Civic Center Park

  • Dog parks

  • Disc golf courses

  • Exercise equipment

  • Futsal courts

  • Golf courses

  • Permitted & Non-permitted athletic fields

  • Playgrounds

  • Red Rocks Park

  • Sport courts (tennis, basketball, croquet, etc.)

  • Skate parks

  • Slackline course (Harvard Gulch Park)


PLEASE NOTE: Playgrounds and other park equipment are not disinfected by operations staff. When using park facilities, consider these precautions:

  • Practice good hand hygiene, using hand sanitizer frequently when soap and water is not available
  • Recreate safely in groups of 10 or less and physically distance yourself from others by at least 6 feet
  • Wear a face covering

Closed Facilities

These facilities are closed until further notice to discourage large gatherings and encourage physical distancing and/or an inability to sufficiently clean at an acceptable frequency, or lack of staff available to maintain them:

  • Fountains: drinking, decorative and interactive
  • Motorized boating
  • Recreation Centers and Pools
  • Restrooms

Park & Event Facility Permits

Due to public and private gathering limitations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic:

Find more Denver Parks & Recreation permitting information.