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Athletic Fields & Courts Reservations

More than 100 athletic fields are available for a variety of uses including lacrosse, rugby, tennis, baseball, softball, soccer, football, ultimate frisbee, kickball and more. Twenty-two of our softball fields have lights, bleachers and press boxes. Tournaments or leagues are welcome. 

For field maintenance and preparation such as chalk, paint and dragging, download the request form.

View online reservation instructions


Permit Information

Winter Season: November 9, 2015 - March 18, 2016
Synthetic Fields ONLY

Field Information

Artificial turf fields only available for permitting during the winter season. Fields include:

  • Lowry soccer 1 & 2
  • Parkfield football
  • Parkfield soccer 1 & 2
  • Valverde baseball 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • Valverde football 1, 2, & 3 
  • Please note that Valverde baseball and football overlap so they are unable to be permitted at the same time


If you are new to this process or have questions, please contact us at or stop by our office:

Parks Permit Office
201 West Colfax Ave.
Room 1.G.1
Denver, 80202 

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm; closed city holidays

Athletic Permit Processing Timeline - Spring/Summer 2016

Please review the timeline below in its entirety and adhere to its deadlines!

Baseball / Softball / Synthetic Fields: available March 19 - August 12
Grass / Mixed-Use Fields Fields: available March 26 - August 12

Below deadlines are 4:00PM unless otherwise noted:

 Dec.18   Preliminary permits sent to external* youth & adult groups who hold historical priority
 Dec.23   DUE: Preliminary permit corrections from youth & adult external groups that hold historical priority (instructions will be provided)
Dec.30   DEADLINE: contact Parks Permit Office if your group holds historical priority status and has not heard from DPR Permit staff
 Jan. 8   DUE: payment for spring & summer season reservations (youth & adult historical priority status)
 Jan.13   Draft day details posted on this page.
 Jan.16   Draft Day @ La Familia Recreation Center. Draft Day is a staff-facilitated opportunity to  submit field requests prior to March 16. More details on this process posted January 13.
 Jan.25   Preliminary permits sent to youth/adult external groups who attended Draft Day
 Jan.27   Preliminary permit corrections due from youth/adult external groups who attended Draft  Day (instructions on how to submit corrections will be provided)
 Jan.29   DUE: spring season payment for youth & adult external groups who attended Draft Day
 Mar.11   DUE: summer season payment for youth & adult external groups who attended Draft  Day
 Mar.16   Remaining field inventory opened to public; 6:00AM online,  8:00AM in-person
 Mar.19   Baseball, softball and synthetic fields open for play
 Mar.26   Grass and mixed-use fields open for play
 May 31   Last day of spring season + soccer play
 June 1   Summer season begins (soccer camps & clinics on designated fields ONLY)
 Aug.12   Summer season ends


Payment deadlines: January 8, January 29, March 11

*External groups are any group that is NOT a Denver Parks & Recreation, Denver Public School or Denver Police Athletic League

If you are new to this process or have any questions please contact us at
You can also visit us at our office: 201 W. Colfax Avenue Denver, CO. 80202 - Room 1.G.1
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm, closed on City Holidays

Spring/Summer 2016 field inventory

Spring/Summer 2016 field and court closures

Spring/Summer 2016 reserved fields (internal groups)

Youth soccer 2016 summer camp locations


Internal turn-back dates (DPR Youth & CityWide Sports)

DPR Youth Sports 
Spring- April 2 | Summer- June 11

CityWide Sports
Softball fields: Spring- March 28 | Summer- May 30
Other fields: Spring- April 15 | Summer- June 24


Fall 2016 Athletic Field information will be posted on June 1, 2016.

Season runs August 13 - November 5, 2016.

Tournament applications must be turned in at least 30 days in advance.

Winter Season (synthetic turf fields only): November 9, 2015 - March 18, 2016
Reservation requests accepted beginning November 4

Spring/Summer 2016: March 19 - August 12
Reservation requests accepted beginning: March 16*

Fall 2016: August 13 - November 6
Reservation requests accepted beginning August 8*

Winter 2016/2017 (synthetic turf fields only): November 7 - TBD
Reservation requests accepted beginning October 24

*EXCEPT for the following fields: Jackie Robinson, Kennedy Softball Complex, Lawson, Lincoln and Vanderbilt. Reservations for these facilities will open on March 28 (spring) and May 30 (summer). 



Winter 2015-2016: Nov. 9 - March 18

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Contact Us

201 W. Colfax Ave

Dept 1.G.1 (1st floor)

Denver, CO 80202 

Office Hours
M-F 8am - 4pm

Phone: (720) 913-0700
Fax: (720) 913-0778

East District
(720) 865-0873

Northeast District
(303) 373-8700

Northwest District
(303) 458-4788

Southwest District
(303) 937-4638

Weather Hotline: 720.865.6978

Athletic Field Keys: 720.913.0700

Park Rangers: 720.913.1311

Weather Hotline

Field closures due to inclement weather will be available by 2:00PM on weekdays; 7:30AM on weekends.