Private Outdoor Fee-Based Activity (POFA) is defined as a class, clinic, camp, guided activity, program or related service organized and offered by a Permittee for which payment, fee or other consideration is expected to be made to the Permittee. POFA is by-invitation-only or open to the public in general. POFA must be generally recreational in nature or common and customary park use.
It is the policy of Denver Department Parks and Recreation and its Manager (DPR), under circumstances appropriate for Denver parks, to permit citizens and organizations the use of specified areas within Denver parks for the provision of certain private outdoor fee-based activities and services to the public, subject to this policy.
POFA permit requests for the Summer Season will resume beginning at 8:00 am by email ONLY (email@example.com) on Monday, July 13 (first come, first served). The first available permit date is Friday, July 17.
Applicants will be notified within three business days with permit requirements, which includes insurance.
For the remainder of the 2020 Summer Season, “Limited” POFA permits (6-25 participants per class) are available at any Denver park, and the number issued per park is unlimited.
State and City Orders can affect the status of park and event facility permits. Affected permit holders will be contacted as soon as possible should that occur.
There are two opportunities to apply for a Winter 2020/2021 POFA permit:
*The first round of applications will be accepted through 11:59pm on September 3.
The Parks Permit Office will determine if a lottery is needed for POFA sites within a park.
Application fee: $25 each
Applicants in the first round will be contacted by 4:00pm on September 9th with payment instructions. All application fees are due by 4:00pm on September 11th.
Payment methods: online only - Visa, Mastercard, Discover
Approval & Lottery
Approved applicants will be notified via email by 4:00pm on September 14th.
Final Payment & Permit
All payments and insurance requirements for approved permits are DUE by 4:00pm on September 18th.
Round 2 Applications:
All remaining POFA sites will be available for permitting beginning at 8:00am on September 23rd.
Parks Permit Office:
Webb Municipal Building
201 W. Colfax Ave. | Room 1.G.1
Denver, CO 80202
*Please note our physical office is currently closed due to COVID-19. Please contact us by email.
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