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Private Outdoor Fee-Based Activity (POFA) is defined as a class, clinic, camp, guided activity, program or related service organized and offered by a Permittee for which payment, fee or other consideration is expected to be made to the Permittee. POFA is by-invitation-only or open to the public in general. POFA must be generally recreational in nature or common and customary park use.

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It is the policy of Denver Department Parks and Recreation and its Manager (DPR), under circumstances appropriate for Denver parks, to permit citizens and organizations the use of specified areas within Denver parks for the provision of certain private outdoor fee-based activities and services to the public, subject to this policy.

View POFA Procedures | Ver procedimientos de permisos

View POFA site map

Summer POFA Permit Process | April 2020 - September 2020

POFA permit requests for the Summer Season will resume beginning at 8:00 am by email ONLY ( on Monday, July 13 (first come, first served). The first available permit date is Friday, July 17.

Applicants will be notified within three business days with permit requirements, which includes insurance.

Please note that permit holders must agree to and follow the COVID-19 special requirements OR COVID-19 special requirements if conducting camps as a condition of the permit (attached, can be posted on this page too for the hyperlink).

For the remainder of the 2020 Summer Season, “Limited” POFA permits (6-25 participants per class) are available at any Denver park, and the number issued per park is unlimited.


State and City Orders can affect the status of park and event facility permits. Affected permit holders will be contacted as soon as possible should that occur.

Park Permit Office:

Download POFA Permit Application (PDF)

Submit via email:
Submit in-person: 201 W. Colfax Ave. Room 1.G.1 | Denver, CO 80202


Denver Parks & Recreation

Main Office

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