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As the COVID-19 virus remains in our community, it is important to understand that information and guidelines around gatherings and special requirements may change at any time and can impact permits. Customers will be notified as soon as possible with any changes that impact their permit.

The current maximum capacity allowed for Assemblies, Public Events and Special occasions is 75 attendees at any one time.

Permit holders must agree to and follow new requirements as a condition of the permit:

COVID-19 special requirements for Assemblies/1st Amendment Activities and Public Events

COVID-19 special requirements for Special Occasions


2021 Permit Information

Important COVID-19 Information:

  • Permit applicants may cancel due to COVID-19 at any time in 2021 for a full refund
  • Permit applicants may request a reschedule date due to COVID-19 when contacting the Parks Permit Office and requesting a cancellation of the original reservation request
  • Rescheduled dates in 2021 (due to COVID-19) for Public Events and Assemblies (seeking to obtain historical priority status) will not be honored in 2022; the original 2021 dates will count towards historical years
  • Dates vacated by a cancellation in 2021 (Public Events and Assemblies) may be re-permitted; however, if the dates cancelled were held by an historical permit, first right of refusal for those dates/park will be offered to the historical permit holder for 2022

November 2 Permit Application Information

November 2 Permit Application Process: Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

In-person submissions: Due to COVID-19, the in-person process at the Wellington Webb Building will not be taking place in 2020. All applications must be emailed to park.permits@denvergov.org.

Email submissions:

  • All applications are to be emailed to park.permits@denvergov.org beginning at 8:00am MST on November 2, 2020
  • Applications will be reviewed in the order they were received
  • Failure to have the proper signature (correct authorized agent) on an application will result in the application being rejected and will require resubmittal
  • Parks Permit Office Staff will reach out to applicants (or Authorized Agent on application) if there are any questions/issues with application. Applicant/Agent must call Parks Permit Office staff member back within 20 minutes. If that deadline is missed, the application will be sent to the back of the line
  • All applicants/agents will be contacted on November 2, 2020


Individual Applicants
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  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Individual applicants may have another individual send the application by email, but the name of the individual applicant under which the permit will be issued must be listed and have signed the application.

Entity Applications (organizations):

  • Must have an identified authorized agent
  • The agent must be at least 18 years old and an employee, board member or authorized agent
  • If an existing authorized agent has changed, the new agent must provide an authorization letter (pdf) on the organization’s letterhead at the time of application. A new authorized agent must have an authorization letter on the organization’s letterhead at the time of application
  • An authorized agent may have another individual send the application by email, but the name of the entity under which the permit will be issued must be listed as the applicant and signed by the authorized agent

Application Maximum

Public Events:

  • One application only per email will be accepted
  • Applicants may only have one active application in process per event at any time
  • “Back Up” or “Rain Out” applications will not be accepted if a current application is in process for the exact same event in the same calendar year
  • Any applicant that is seeking multiple dates for the same event series (i.e. summer movie series), may only apply one event/date/park per application (same permit holder and authorized agent for each application is acceptable). Denver Parks and Recreation reserves the right to determine an “event series”

Special Occasions

  • One application only per email will be accepted
  • Any applicant that is seeking multiple dates for the same activity (i.e. church service), must wait 30 days in between submitting applications.

*Please review important permitting resources and other requirements in the tabs below* 

Permit Resources

 
Online Service Center

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Contact the Parks Permit Office

Email: park.permits@denvergov.org


Parks Permit Office
201 W. Colfax Ave
Room 1.G.1 (1st floor)
Denver, CO 80202

Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. | 8:00am - 4:00pm
Phone: 720.913.0700
Fax: 720.913.0778  

 

Denver Parks & Recreation

Main Office

201 West Colfax Ave, Dept. 601
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 913-1311
ParksandRecreation@denvergov.org
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