Denver Parks & Recreation offers six (6) venues for event rentals:
Available for reservations up to one (1) year in advance of desired rental date:
City Park Pavilion: currently available May 26 - October 15, 2017
Washington Park Boathouse: currently available April 15 - October 15, 2017
Applications ARE NOT accepted by email at any time and NO paper application is available to complete. All reservation requests are accepted online or in-person only and must be submitted at least 30 days in advance.
*Events booked less than 90 days in advance will pay 50% of total fees (non-refundable) within 24 hours of receiving reservation confirmation
Payments can be made online or in-person at the Parks Permit Office. Accepted methods of payment include Visa, MasterCard, Discover, cash, money orders, cashier checks or checks made payable to “Manager of Finance.” Payment instructions will be sent via email with pending approval of reservation request.
The following requirements must be met no later than 21 calendar days prior to event:
1) All fees paid in full
2) Proof of insurance coverage.
3) Permit holder must complete a walk-through with an Event Facilitator. Event Facilitator contact information will be sent via email with pending reservation approval.
If all requirements are met by the deadline (21 calendar days prior to event date) approved permits will be sent via email no later than 14 business days prior to event date.
Other event resources
Schedule a Tour:
Free, guided one (1) hour tours are available for parties who wish to see the interior of a venue and ask additional questions before submitting a reservation application. Registered tour attendees are invited to bring one guest. View instructions on how to check availability and schedule a tour.
Schedule a Walk-through (for permit holders only):
A one (1) hour walk-through with a DPR Event Facilitator is required to obtain your approved Event Facilities Permit. The walk-through will cover day-of event logistics. Permit holders are strongly encouraged to bring any vendors, family or friends who will play a role in your event and need to see the venue prior to your reservation date. Permit holders are limited to one walkthrough. View instructions on how to schedule a walk-through.
Tour and walk-through schedules are updated on the 20th of each month.
Walk-throughs do NOT need to be scheduled sooner than 60 days prior to your event date.
Parks Permit Office
201 W. Colfax Ave
Dept 1.G.1 (1st floor)
Denver, CO 80202
M-F, 8:00am - 4:00pm
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