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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.

Permit holders must agree to and follow the COVID-19 special requirements as a condition of the permit.

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2021 Event Facility Information

What is available for reservation for 2021?

  • Requests for City Park Pavilion and Washington Park Boathouse are currently being accepted – ONLINE ONLY
  • Current max capacities are:
    • City Park Pavilion: 26
    • Washington Park Boathouse: 16
  • Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, Central Park Pavilion, Chief Hosa Lodge, Fleming Mansion and Montclair Civic Building remain closed until further notice

What is the process for reservation requests?

  • Reservation requests are NOT accepted by email at any time and no paper application is available to complete. Read and download online reservation instructions. 
  • Reservation requests are processed on a first come, first served basis
  • A $210 nonrefundable deposit to secure your reservation will be due at the time of application
  • Once your reservation request has been reviewed you will be contacted within three (3) business days by the Events Coordinator with a confirmation or rejection


Special Notes

  • You must be 18 or older to reserve an Event Facility
  • Only one permit per day request is allowed
  • City Park Pavilion may be reserved for private activities April 15 – October 15 from 2:00pm – 11:00pm, 7 days a week
  • Washington Park Boathouse may be reserved for private activities April 15 – October 15
    Monday – Saturday: 7:00am – 11:00pm
    Sunday: 2:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Cheesman Park Pavilion is a Special Occasion site, not an Event Facility. Find information on a Special Occasion park permits.
  • Tours are available at all event facilities, view instructions to sign up. (PDF) 

Six event facilities are available to rent:

Event Facility Reservation Instructions and Requirements

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.

  1. View instructions on how to complete your reservation request 
  2. Start your online reservation request in the DPR Online Service Center
  3. Nonrefundable $210 down payment DUE at time of booking
  4. Within 2 business days of submitting a request, you will receive an email regarding the status of your request

The following requirements must be met no later than 21 calendar days prior to event:

  1. All fees paid in full
    View online payment instructions (PDF)

  2. Proof of insurance coverage
  3. Permit holder must complete a walk-through with an Event Facilitator (instructions below)

  4. Alcohol
    Alcohol Policy
    Alcohol Sale/Service Permit Requirements
    If selling alcohol: Liquor Liability is required + a special event liquor permit must be acquired from the Denver Dept. of Excise and Licenses

When 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.

Schedule a Tour:

Free, guided one (1) hour tours are available for parties who wish to see the interior of an event facility and ask additional questions before submitting a reservation application. Registered tour attendees are invited to bring one guest. View instructions on how to 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 Facility 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. Permit holders are limited to one walkthrough. View instructions on how to schedule a walk-through.

Visit the DPR Online Service Center

Tour and walk-through schedules are updated on the 25th of each month.
Walk-throughs do NOT need to be scheduled earlier than 60 days prior to your event date.

 
$210 (or 50% of the fee if total fee is less than $210) is due at the time of reservation and is non-refundable. 
 
All fees outside of the deposit will be refunded if cancellation is made 22 days or more prior to the permit start date.
 
No refunds will be issued for cancellations made 21 days or less prior to the permit start date.

 
 

Denver Parks & Recreation

Main Office

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