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All permit applications for film and photography projects must be submitted at least 5 days in advance. All permits for film and photography are free-of-charge unless exclusive use of a space is desired, in which case normal permit fees apply.

When is a permit required for film/photography projects?
Personal family portrait sessions, wedding videography shoots, etc. done strictly for private use DO NOT require a permit unless exclusive use of a park space is desired.

Film and photography conducted in parks for commercial use always requires a permit.

Who issues film permits?
If fewer than 5 people are involved in the film project (including crew members), a park permit is issued from Denver Parks & Recreation free-of-charge unless exclusive use of a space is desired.

If 6 or more people are involved in a commercial film project, a film permit must first be initiated through the Denver Office of Special Events.

Is insurance needed?
All permits for commercial film projects require insurance:

Do press events require a permit?
Day-of press conferences and media events do not require a permit; however, all park rules must be followed, including parking restrictions—no vehicles are allowed in unauthorized areas.

Pre-scheduled press events in parks should submit a Park Permit application at least 5 days in advance.

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More than 100 athletic fields are available for a variety of uses.
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Picnic shelters & sites are reserved by permit only.
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