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Processing of Event Facility permit requests for the remainder of 2020 season will resume beginning 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 20 (first come, first served). The first available permit date is Thursday, August 13.

View online reservation instructions (PDF)

Applicants will be contacted within two business days and if accepted, with permit requirements and remaining fees due.

Please note we are only accepting requests for the City Park Pavilion (max capacity is 26 attendees) and the Washington Park Boathouse (max capacity is 16 participants) at this time.

Central Park Pavilion, Chief Hosa Lodge, Fleming Mansion and Montclair Civic Building are closed for events/activities until further notice

New applications are not currently being accepted for any event facility in 2021. Please continue to check this webpage for updates.

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

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.

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.

What is available for reservation for 2021 beginning on November 2, 2020?

  • Requests for City Park Pavilion and Washington Park Boathouse will be accepted beginning on November 2, 2020ONLINE ONLY
  • 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 when reservation requests open on Monday, November 2?

  • Reservation requests will be accepted beginning at 12:00am (Midnight) MST
  • Reservation requests are NOT accepted by email at any time and no paper application is available to complete. Read and download online reservation instructions. You are encouraged to set up an online account prior to November 2
  • 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
  • Please visit the Event facilities page after 4:00pm on Monday, October 26 for final information including 2021 unavailable dates, fees, payment schedule, cancellation policy, permit requirements and details on the November 2 reservation process
  • Once your reservation request has been reviewed you will be contacted by Friday, November 13 by the Events Coordinator with a confirmation or rejection

Special Notes

  • ·You must be 18 or older to reserve an Event Facility
  • Only one request per individual/entity will be accepted and only one permit per day is allowed. If an applicant submits more than one request, only the first request will be considered. All other requests will be rejected
  • 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: 5:00am – 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) 

There are 6 Event Facilities available for rental:

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

Permit Requirements

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 (see instructions in panel below)

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
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