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Washington Park Boathouse

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Renovated in 2012, the Washington Park Boathouse was part of the City Beautiful project at the beginning of the 20th century.  Designed by Jules Jacques Benios Benedidct, the structure was completed in 1913. You and your guests will enjoy a spectacular view of Washington Park’s legendary flowerbeds and broad landscape that personifies the ‘City Beautiful Era’ of Denver’s early years.

Washington Park is on US National Register of historic places as well as the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties. 

701 S. Franklin St.
Denver, CO 80209

Only one event is permitted per day.

Venue Details

Amenities

  • Bridal room
  • Staging kitchen
  • On-site event facilitator

Capacity: 150
Square footage: 3,145

Available dates: April 15 - October 15

Available times: 7:00AM - 11:00PM; 7 days/week

  • 9 hour rental maximum during operating hours (7AM-11PM) 
  • All rental time blocks must include set up, clean up and any rehearsal required

9 hour rental block:

  • Weekdays (Mon.-Thurs.): $600
  • Weekends (Fri.-Sun.) & holidays: $1,000

Registered nonprofit organizations will be offered a 50% discount on rental fees.

Beer, wine and champagne may be served, NOT sold. No hard liquor.

View full alcohol policy

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.

Visit the DPR Online Service Center.

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Tour and walk-through schedules are updated on the 20th of each month. 

Walk-throughs do NOT need to be scheduled earlier than 60 days prior to your event date.

 
Contact Us

Rental Inquiries:
Event Venue 
Events Coordinator
park.permits@denvergov.org   


Parks Permit Office
201 W. Colfax Ave
Dept 1.G.1 (1st floor)

Denver, CO 80202

Office Hours
8:00AM - 4:00PM

Phone: 720.913.0700
Fax: 720.913.0778
park.permits@denvergov.org

 


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