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Park & Event Facility Permits

Due to public and private gathering limitations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • New applications will be accepted on a staggered timeline by permit type – please see webpages linked below for specific information and requirements for each type of permit, including new maximum participant capacities and other restrictions due to COVID-19
  • All existing in-process 2020 permits for July 10 or later are still being processed - should the status of these permits change, permit holders will be notified as soon as possible
  • Permit holders for any type of 2020 permit may contact the Parks Permit Office at any time for a full refund
  • The Parks Permit Office remains CLOSED until further notice. Please contact us:
    Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    720.913.0700 (press 6, then leave a message)

Athletic Fields & Courts

softball field
More than 100 athletic fields are available for a variety of uses.


picnic table
Picnic shelters & sites are reserved by permit only.

Event Facilities

Central Park Pavilion and courtyard
Find the perfect location to host your event.

Assemblies, Public Events & Special Occasions

movie showing in a park
Park permits for large public events or smaller, invitation-only gatherings.


construction site adjacent to a park
Projects that impact any DPR facilities or property require a permit.

Private Fee-Based Activities

stroller fitness class
Host a private class, clinic, camp or other fee-based activity program.

Recreation Center Rentals

Celebration in a recreation center multi-purpose room
Rent a facility for special events, meeting spaces or business functions.

Temporary Vending

vendor set-ups in parks
Temporarily sell food and non-alcoholic beverages at designated sites.

Online Service Center

Reserve picnics, fields, facilities,  campsites, event spaces, and more!

Film & Photography

Please visit the Office of Special Events website for film and photography information, to determine if your shoot requires a permit, and to submit an online permit application.

Contact the Parks Permit Office


Parks Permit Office
201 W. Colfax Ave
Room 1.G.1 (1st floor)
Denver, CO 80202

Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. | 8:00am - 4:00pm
Phone: 720.913.0700
Fax: 720.913.0778  


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Denver Parks & Recreation

Main Office

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