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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 a 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 a common and customary park use.

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


Spring/Summer POFA Permit Process | April - September 2019

Applications for the 2019 season (April-September) are accepted beginning Mon. February 4:

Applications will be accepted via email through midnight on February 15, or 4:00pm in-person at the Parks Permit Office*.


Application fee: $25 each
(due at time of submission; email applicants will be contacted no later than 2/19 with payment instructions) All application fees are due 4:00pm on Feb. 22.

Payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, cash & checks to “Manager of Finance”.

Approval & Lottery

Approved applicants will be notified via email no later than 4:00pm Feb. 26.


If more applications are received than POFA sites available, a lottery system will be implemented—a notification with more information will be sent by COB Feb. 22:

  • A lottery is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 26, 11am at the Park Permit Office
  • Attendance is optional, RSVP’s are not taken
  • Confirmations/invoices will be sent to lottery participants by COB Feb. 26

Final Payment & Permit

All payments and insurance requirements for approved permits are DUE by 4:00pm Friday, March 1:

  • Payment accepted online or in-person only
  • Insurance certificates accepted via email or in person
  • Approved permits will be available for printing online by COB Friday, March 8

Remaining POFA site (if applicable)

All remaining POFA sites will be available for permitting beginning at 8:00am Mon. March 11:

  • Applications may be submitted via email
  • Confirmations & invoices sent within 3 business days
  • Final payment and insurance are DUE 3 business days after confirmation & invoice are sent

*Parks Permit Office:
Webb Municipal Building
201 W. Colfax Ave. | Room 1.G.1
Denver, CO 80202
Hours: Monday - Friday | 8:00am - 4:00pm


Fall/Winter POFA Permit Season: October - March; applications accepted mid-late August

Download POFA Permit Application (PDF)

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

Contact Us

For information:

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

Office Hours: M-F 8am - 4pm
Phone: (720) 913-0700
Fax: (720) 913-0778