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Youth, ages 5 - 18, can have a KEY TO THE CITY! Free access to recreation centers, pools and cultural facilities. Experience what makes Denver great.

kids at stadium watching soccer


signing up for your first card

All youth must be Denver residents.

Two ways you can sign up:
1. Visit the Online Service Center
2. In person at one of our Denver recreation centers

picking up and activating your card

Just signed up for your "first" MY Denver Card? Stop by one of our Denver recreation centers to take a photo and pick up your card, then your benefits will be activated. Cards are not mailed out.

Already have a MY Denver Card? Stop by one of our Denver recreation centers to ensure your benefits are activated.

  Download the MY Denver Card "Waiver/Terms and Conditions."  English | Español


Now that you have the "Key to The City," let's experience Denver!

The MY Denver Card replaces any previously-issued card from Denver Public Library. To activate library privileges, present your MY Denver Card at any Denver Public Library location.


ideaLAB: Located in the Denver Central Library, this state-of-the-art digital media center provides teens access to professional-level equipment and software to create and record music and videos, explore digital art and create video games. Learn more.
Reading Rocket Bookmobiles: Can’t get to a Library? No problem! Every week, we visit 25 schools across the city providing books and materials. Anyone can climb on board and browse at any Reading Rocket stop.
View the schedule.
After School is Cool: One of Denver Public Library’s goals is to provide safe, enjoyable learning experiences for children. This program provides activities designed specifically for kids at Athmar Park, Green Valley Ranch, Pauline Robinson, Valdez-Perry and Westwood branch libraries.
Summer of Reading: This is our signature summer program, which encourages reading throughout the summer by providing fun incentives and offering free programs and events.

Schedule an Appointment | Chat with Us Online

All Denver Public Library locations offer public computers and WiFi. Locate your nearest library or call 720-865-1363.

Denver recreation centers offer both structured and drop-in activities for MY Denver cardholders when school is out. This could include afterschool, during school breaks and some evening and weekend fun!

Programs are available in a safe environment and are designed to contribute to the academic and social development of all children and youth. Activities vary, falling under five categories:

  • Sports and Wellness
  • Urban Arts and Culture
  • Science, Technology and Education
  • Social Recreation
  • Community Engagement

Cardholders can access any of Denver's 24 recreation centers, including 13 indoor swimming pools, and 16 outdoor pools, which are open during the summer months, all at no cost. The MY Denver Card also provides an awesome variety of "structured" programs led by qualified staff members at 24 recreation centers. Select the center of your choice to view the activity calendar and go have some fun!

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Athmar Glenarm             La Alma            Southwest        
Aztlan Green Valley Ranch La Familia Stapleton
Harvard Gulch    Montbello St. Charles  
Central Park          
Harvey Park Montclair Swansea
Cook Park Hiawatha Davis Jr. Rude Washington Park

Visit Denver Parks and Recreation for additional program and membership information.

There's more! Experience "additional" benefits of your MY Denver Card.

Take a trip with friends or family to any of Denver's cultural and seasonal facilities listed below. Our partners offer free admission to exhibits, programs, activities and events at no cost to MY Denver cardholders. Restrictions and limitations vary for each site. Visit our partners online to learn how you can use your MY Denver Card at their facility!

American Museum
of Western Art
Buffalo Bill
Museum and Grave
Byers-Evans House
Clyfford Still Museum
Denver Art Museum Denver Botanic
Denver Center for
the Performing Arts
Denver Museum of
Nature & Science
Denver Zoo History Colorado
Molly Brown House

Museum of Contemporary
Art Denver
Southwest Rink at
Skyline Park

The MY Denver Card
Supported by Measure 2A Funds

Thanks to Denver voters’ overwhelming support of Measure 2A in 2012, the city is equipped to eliminate its budget deficit, restore essential services and move Denver forward. Our plan to Deliver Denver's Future is made possible by these critical investments and will allow Denver to deliver a smart, 21st century city that is built on a solid financial foundation with good jobs, healthy children, accessible libraries and safe streets. Learn more.


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Staff Contact

Mikhail Vafeades
General Questions
720-913-0904 | email me

Tiffany Tungate
Program Administrator - Recreation
720-865-0846 | email me

Jennifer Hoffman
Manager, Books & Borrowing - Library
720-865-2034 | email me