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Denver Recreation Center Closures

All Denver Recreation Centers and Pools are closed until further notice as details on how to open safely and equitably amid COVID-19 are determined.

Outdoor Pools: Due to the operational impacts of COVID-19, Denver Parks & Recreation will not be opening its outdoor pools for the 2020 season.

All centers that are meal sites will continue to serve meals during regularly scheduled hours (Mon.-Fri. 3:30-5:30pm).

Summer program registration is postponed until further notice. Customers registered for programs will be fully refunded. Please reach out to parksandrecreation@denvergov.org with questions.

Get the latest information on the city’s COVID-19 response.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding during this time.

Out of School Time & Special Events


 

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About After School & Out of School Programs

After School and Out of School programs, part of Denver Parks & Recreation's Community Recreation, offers a safe place for youth to get assistance with homework, have a snack, socialize, and exercise. Call 720-865-0840 for more information and registration.


Summer Camps

Registration is available online or in-person at the Denver Community Recreation Center (1849 Emerson St.) on a first-come, first-served basis until the activity is at capacity, or through Friday, June 15. Applications for financial assistance must be completed two weeks prior to registration. 

Denver resident registration: Tuesday, February 25 at NOON
(Financial assistance is available for Denver residents)

*Applications for financial assistance must be completed two weeks prior to registering for activities.
**Flat fee, pro-rated options not available

Non-resident registration: Monday, April 13 at 9:00AM

Required registration documents

All information must be input into ePACT (online registration process, instructions below) within two weeks of registration, or your spot will be forfeited:

  • Documentation of legal guardianship
  • Proof of residency
  • Child's original birth certificate
  • Child's current CDPHE approved immunization records
  • Three (3) emergency contacts, including phone numbers and addresses
  • Doctor, dentist and hospital information, including phone numbers and addresses
  • Medical insurance information
  • If applying for financial aid: documentation of income

Denver Parks & Recreation - Summer Day Camp Information – 2020

 

Barnum Summer Day Camp
Ages: 5-12 
Cost: $708.75
(Financial assistance is available for Denver residents)
Payments can be made in two installments: half upon registration and half on Friday, May 29
Program Dates: June 8th through August 7th
Program Hours: M-F 9-4pm
Field trip fee - $60.00 cash only
Capacity: 60

Barnum Before/After – Must be registered for Barnum Summer Day Camp
Ages: 5-12 
Cost: $225.00
Program Dates: June 8th through August 7th
Days and Times: M-F 7:30am-9:00am, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Capacity: 40

 

Swansea Summer Day Camp
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $630.00  
(Financial assistance is available for Denver residents)
Payments can be made in two installments: half upon registration and half on Friday, May 29
Program Dates: June 8th through July 31st                                                            Days and Times: M-F 9-4pm
Field trip fee - $50.00 cash only
Capacity: 60

 

Summer in the Parks
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $450.00
(Financial assistance is available for Denver residents)
Payments can be made in two installments: half upon registration and half on Friday, May 29
Program Dates: June 8th through July 31st
Days and Times: M-F 10-3pm
Field trip fee - $50.00 cash only

  • City Park - (23rd & York St; Picnic Area #2) capacity: 45 participants
  • Congress Park - (8th & Josephine St; Pavilion) capacity: 60 participants
  • Fred Thomas Park - (26th & Quebec St; Pavilion #1) capacity: 45 participants
  • Great Lawn Park - (101 Yosemite St; Pavilion #2) capacity: 45 participants
  • Rosamond Park - (S. Tamarac & S. Uinta St.) capacity: 60 participants
    • Rosamond Before/After - $225.00 (use coupon code SIPSEAL20 - free)
    • Must be registered for SIP at Rosamond
  • Sloan’s Lake Park - (26th & Tennyson St.) capacity: 45 participants

 

GOCO Grant Supported:
Summer in the Parks @ Garfield Park – (3600 W. Mississippi Ave)
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $45.00 for 80219 residents/ $450.00 for all other Denver residents
Program Dates: June 8th through July 31st
Days and Times: M-F 9-3pm
No field trip fee this year
Capacity: 45

 

Teen Adventures
Ages: 13-16
Cost: $82.00 (Financial assistance is available for Denver residents)
Program Dates: June 11th through July 31st
Days and Times: Thurs-Fri, time varies for 8 weeks
Field trip fees range from $5-$50.00 per week
Capacity: 40

 

Theme Camps
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $50.00 (Financial assistance is available for Denver residents)
Days and Times: Mon-Thurs. 10-2pm
Locations: Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center and Eisenhower Recreation Center
Program Dates:

  • 6/15-6/18 – Kids vs. Counselors
  • 6/22-6/25 – Color Wars
  • 6/29-7/2 – Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
  • 7/6-7/9 – Games, Games, Games
  • 7/13-7/16 – Kids vs. Wild
  •  7/20-7/23 – Secret Agent Training
  • 7/27-7/30 – Once Upon a Time
  • 8/3-8/6 – World Wide Play
  • 8/10-8/13 – Pop Culture

Capacity for each session: 30


Registration Begins: 2/25/2020 starting at noon
Information above is viewable online beginning on 2/11 starting at noon

Website: www.denvergov.org/recreation

  • Click on ‘Get Started’ button to register.

This program is supported by a GOCO grant that terminates the end of August 2020, for 80219 residents. Due to the funding, this program will run one hour longer, and additional enrichment will be provided.  The program fee will be $45.00 for those who live in the zip code - 80219.  All other Denver residents, the fee will be $450.00.

Registration will be open for in-person registration only for youth who live in the zip code – 80219, between February 25, 2020 (starting at noon) - March 27, 2020.  In-person registration must be done at Barnum Recreation Center (360 Hooker St) on the following dates – February 27th, March 12th, or March 26th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm or at Community Recreation (1849 Emerson St.) Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm.  All other Denver residents who wish to participate in this activity must add themselves to the waitlist.  Denver residents, on the waitlist, will be contacted the week of March 30th and enrolled in the program - depending on the number of available spots and their order on the waitlist. Once the waitlist has been exhausted, online registration will open on April 6th. 

Quality licensed child care providers offer comprehensive recreational programming including arts & crafts, active games & sports, aquatics, field trips & special events, all within a park setting. Our program is inclusive to people of all abilities. For more information about additional accommodations, contact Tammy Nobles at 720-865-0844. Prorated options are not available. No refunds after 5/29/2020. The last day of registration will be 6/19/2020.

After School & Out of School Activities

Program Locations:

  • Knapp Elementary School (500 S Utica St, 80219)
  • Samuels Elementary School (3985 S Vincennes Ct, 80237)
  • Schmitt Elementary School (1820 S Vallejo St, 80223)
  • University Prep School (2409 Arapahoe St, 80205)

Registration opens online at noon on Tuesday, July 30 and will remain open until program is full.

Session Dates:
1st semester- August 26 - December 20, 2019
2nd semester- January 7 - May 15, 2020

Age: 5-12

Cost: $228 per child (financial assistance available)

Payment plan: 4 equal payments due on:

  • Day of registration
  • October 18
  • December 13
  • March 6


Locations/Days/Times:

Knapp Elementary
Monday-Friday, 3:40 - 5:45 p.m.

Samuels Elementary
Monday-Friday, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Schmitt Elementary
Monday-Friday 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

University Prep
Monday-Thursday 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 1:45 - 4:00 p.m.

*Registration is limited to 60 participants at Samuels Elementary; 45 participants at the rest of the locations.

Register online

Program Location:

Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center

Registration:
Limited to 45 participants.

Registration opens online at noon Tuesday, July 30 and will remain open until program is full.

Session Dates:
1st semester- August 26 - December 20, 2019
2nd semester- January 7 - May 15, 2020

Age: 5-12

Cost: $228 per child (financial assistance available)

Payment plan- 4 equal payments due on:

  • Day of registration
  • October 18
  • December 13
  • March 6

For more information, call Community Recreation at 720-865-0840.

Register Online

Out of School Days offer a safe place for kids to have fun participating in games, sports, and arts & crafts. Please bring a lunch and wear clothed toe shoes!

*Snack will be provided; please provide a snack if your child has any allergies. Staff are not permitted to administer any medication.

Eisenhower Recreation Center

Individual Days: 10/18, 12/23, 12/24, 12/30, 12/31
Ages 5-12 · · · · $22.50 per day

October Break: 10/21 - 10/22
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages 5-12 · · · · $45

Fall Break: 11/25 - 11/27
8:00AM - 6:00 PM
Ages 5-12 · · · · $67.50

Winter Break Session I: 12/26 - 12/27
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages 5-12 · · · · $45

Winter Break Session II: 01/02 - 01/03
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages 5-12 · · · · $45

Register for Out of School Days at Eisenhower Recreation Center


Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center

Individual Days: 12/23, 12/24, 12/30, 12/31
Ages 5-12 · · · · $22.50 per day

Fall Break: 11/25 - 11/27
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages 5-12 · · · · $67.50

Winter Break Session I: 12/26 - 12/27
8:00AM - 6:00 PM
Ages 5-12 · · · · $45

Winter Break Session II: 01/02 - 01/03
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages 5-12 · · · · $45

Register for Out of School Days at Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center

Night Moves: Teen Takeover

This program provides a safe space for teens to enjoy a variety of sports, wellness, arts, and culture activities. 

Ages: 12-19: FREE with MY Denver Card

Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center
Fridays,
6:00PM-10:00PM

La Alma Recreation Center
Fridays
6:00PM-10:00PM

St. Charles Recreation Center
Fridays
6:00PM-10:00PM

Swansea Recreation Center
Fridays
6:00PM-10:00PM

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Parents Night Out, Kids Night In events are for parents to enjoy an evening out, while children ages 5-12 have a safe and fun evening in the recreation center. Participants are provided pizza, create crafts, and play games. Please bring food or feed your child prior to the event if they have any allergies.

Registration is available online or in-person at any of the Denver Recreation Centers on a first-come, first-served basis until activity is at capacity (100 participants).

Ages: 5-12
Cost: $5.00

Enjoy a few evenings learning to cook as a family. All cooking ingredients and supplies are provided. If you have any dietary restrictions, please email SocialEnrichment.Recreation@denvergov.org.

Ages 6 - 17 · · · · FREE with MY Denver Card
Ages 18+ · · · · $15.50

- Youth and adult must register together -

Program Locations:

  • Montbello Recreation Center | Mon & Wed | Sept. 9 - Sept. 18
  • Hiawatha Davis Jr. Recreation Center | Tues & Thurs | Sept. 10 - Sept. 19
  • Swansea Recreation Center | Mon & Wed | Sept. 23 - Oct. 2
  • Cook Park Recreation Center | Tues & Thurs | Sept. 24 - Oct. 3 
  • Harvey Park Recreation Center | Tues & Thurs | Nov. 12 - Nov. 21

Come enjoy going through the haunted house, playing at the carnival and more. Tickets are $5 and will be sold on-site the day of the event | Ages 2+

Program Location:

St. Charles Recreation Center

  • Sat. October 12 | 2:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Fri. October 18 | 4:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Sat. October 19 | 2:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Sat. October 26 | 2:00 - 8:00 PM

Applications & Program Information

The S.O.A.R. After School Program is a licensed child care program designed around four components of extended learning opportunities. Meaningful skill development is built around academics, sports and wellness, arts and culture, and community engagement. This safe and inclusive comprehensive program implemented by qualified youth developers, also incorporates healthy snacks daily. Students also have the opportunity to experience two field trips throughout the year. S.O.A.R. is committed to building a healthy after-school community; therefore we ask that students attend program daily.

Parents/Guardians can register online.

Financial Assistance is available for Denver residents who qualify.  You may download a P.L.A.Y. application in the "Financial Assistance Forms" section on this web page.  Proof of need is required.

Parks and Recreation Looking to Assist You (PLAY)

The PLAY program is designed to provide financial assistance to families and individuals who are in need. It is not the intent or desire of Denver Parks & Recreation to subsidize program fees or recreation center use over extended periods of time.

PLAY application and FAQs - English

PLAY application and FAQs - Espanol

MY Denver Card

Your Library and Recreation Card All In One. Youth, ages 5 - 18, can have a key to the city!

Get free access to recreation centers, pools and cultural facilities.

MY Denver collaborates with community organizations and youth advocates to bring life to the activities in our centers while providing safe, supportive and quality environments in which young people can play, learn and grow.

 

 
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Contact the Community Recreation Team

Community Recreation
1849 Emerson St.
Denver, CO 80218

Phone: 720-865-0840
Email: community.rec@denvergov.org

 

 

Denver Parks & Recreation

Main Office

201 West Colfax Ave, Dept. 601
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 913-1311
ParksandRecreation@denvergov.org
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