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Winter in Denver Parks:

With cold settling in for the season in Denver, we’d like to remind park visitors of some things to keep in mind:

  • Only certain tennis courts have lights, which are turned on daily from 4:00-9:00PM through February: City Park, Berkeley Park, Bear Valley Park and Washington Park. Parkfield’s tennis courts are controlled and scheduled through Parks Permitting (denvergov.org/Permits).
  • Most drinking fountains and restrooms are closed to prevent freeze damage to the pipes and backflow devices.
  • Crusher fine paths in parks are not plowed during snow events, as it would destroy them.
  • Operations staff performs snow removal on park property and select sidewalks, such as bridges and underpasses. Snow is also removed from recreation center locations.
  • Any snow accumulation on an off-street bicycle trail greater than one inch will be plowed to the channel side (or down slope side) within 12-hours after the end of a snow fall event.
  • During larger snow events, DPR Operations Staff may be deployed to help Public Works with residential snow removal, which may impact the snow removal schedule in parks.

To report a problem or submit a maintenance request or question, please visit pocketgov.com or call 311 (720.913.1311). 

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Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) facilities are unrivaled in the Rocky Mountain West. The DPR system spans over a 148-year history, from the first park created in 1868 to nearly 20,000 acres of urban parks and mountain parkland today. Parks are open daily from 5:00AM - 11:00PM.

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Park rules overview:

  • No glass containers allowed at anytime
  • Only 3.2% alcoholic beverages allowed
  • All dog must be on a leash unless they are in a designated dog park
  • Do not feed wildlife in the parks
  • Restrooms are open from May through September - Portolets are in regional parks only, year-round
  • Always use trash receptacles or carry your trash out

Off-Street Bicycle Trails

Denver Parks and Recreation maintains the City’s network of off-street bicycle trails. Any snow accumulation on a trail greater than one inch will be plowed to the channel side (or down slope side) within 12-hours after the end of a snow fall event.  Snow that can’t be accessed by machine will be removed manually. Ice accumulation on the trail will be treated with environmentally safe chemical products.

Snow Removal on Park Property/Other Public Property

Denver Parks and Recreation performs snow removal on park property and select sidewalks, such as bridges and underpasses. Snow is also removed from recreation center locations.

Learn more about snow removal in Denver.