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 the US National Register of historic places as well as the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties.
Only one event is permitted per day.
701 S. Franklin St.
Denver, CO 80209
Facility Brochure (PDF)
Square footage: 3,145
Available dates: April 15 - October 15
Registered nonprofit organizations will be offered a 50% discount on rental fees.
Beer, wine, champagne and hard alcohol may be served/sold.
View full alcohol policy (PDF)
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 25th of each month.
Walk-throughs do NOT need to be scheduled earlier than 60 days prior to your event date.
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Parks Permit Office
201 W. Colfax Ave
Dept 1.G.1 (1st floor)
8:00AM - 4:00PM
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