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The Parks & Recreation Looking to Assist You (PLAY) program offers affordable membership and programming rates to low income adults and families. Following Federal Median Income Guidelines, you may qualify for a 10 to 90 percent discount based on your household income.

To find out more about these financial assistance programs please call or visit the center nearest you.


PLAY Financial Assistance

Any resident of the City and County of Denver who is in need of financial help for any recreation program is eligible to apply. Documentation is required for all applications for financial aid. We request that you submit your application and supporting documents at least two weeks prior to registration. 

PLAY FAQs & Application - English (PDF) 

Preguntas frecuentes y aplicación - Spanish (PDF)


If you are unable to access these documents, please contact the Recreation Guest Relations team at or call 720-913-0654. 

Membership Discounts

Denver Parks & Recreation (DPR) offers corporate membership discounts to Denver-based businesses of all shapes and sizes. This discount allows companies to offer their employees a 25% discount towards any annual membership.

To be eligible for this offer, you must:

Visit a recreation center as a family and enjoy 50% off each additional person added to your individual membership. Family discounts are available in-person only.

  • Highest price-tier member charged full price 
  • 50% off each member added to membership
  • All members must reside in the same household
  • All memberships in family group must be purchased at the same time and at the same level (Regional, Local, Neighborhood)
  • Discount available on both annual and month-to-month memberships
  • 10% discount is still applied to annual memberships

Denver-based nonprofit and for-profit organizations, including government agencies, can purchase memberships for the clients that they serve. These memberships are solely for the purpose of enhancing the lives of customers that an organization serves, not their employees (see above for Corporate Membership discounts).

Persons with physical and/or mental disabilities are eligible for reduced membership pricing (listed below).

  • Age 19+ eligible
  • Discount available on annual and month-to-month memberships at any level (Regional, Local, Neighborhood)
  • Available for purchase online* and in-person

*When purchasing online, customers requesting this discounted rate must agree to and sign the "Disability Acknowledgement" when prompted through our Online Service Center.

Denver Parks & Recreation shall make reasonable modifications when necessary per ADA guidelines. Customers can request modifications by submitting an Inclusion Support Services form to 

Learn more about our Adaptive Recreation Programs.

Employees of the City & County of Denver (CCD) and Denver Health & Hospital Authority (DHHA) who are eligible for benefits can also get a membership discount at any Denver recreation center. 

  • All residents of the 80216 zip code are eligible to receive a 90% discount on registrations and memberships (some restrictions apply).

  • Residents can register for this discount at Stapleton, Johnson and Swansea Recreation Centers. 

  • Residents will only need to provide proof of address for all household members at the time of registration – this can be done with a driver’s license, utility bill, school registration, etc.

  • This discount is a result of a sponsorship. 

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