Washington Park Boathouse

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


Venue Details


  • 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 Fees
Security Deposit $200
With alcohol service $600
NO alcohol service $350

Alcohol Policy

  • Beer, wine and champagne are allowed
  • No hard liquor
  • Alcohol must be served- NOT sold

Contact Us

Rental Inquiries:
Event Venue 
Events Coordinator
(720) 913-0766

Download facilities rental application.

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

Denver, CO 80202

Office Hours
8am - 4pm

Phone: (720) 913-0700
Fax: (720) 913-0778

For Recreation Center Rental Inquiries
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Golf Rental Facilities
720.865.GOLF (4653)
Email: infodenvergolf@denvergov.org