Denver Parks and Recreation Announces Public Event Policy

DENVER — Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) published a new Public Event Policy and announced the 2017 permit application process that will begin on November 1. 

Public Event Policy

The Public Event Policy describes the rules and regulations under which outdoor public events may be scheduled and held within Denver parks.  This new policy supports public events in Denver parks while both safeguarding the parks and rights of residents to access and use the parks. 

DPR leaders worked closely with the community to provide input on current policies and procedures as well as recommend new ones.  The policy was defined through the assistance of a stakeholder committee comprised of representatives from various neighborhoods and organizations as well as public community meetings.  Representatives included event organizers, residents from City Park, Washington Park, Cheesman Park, Stapleton, Park and Recreation Advisory Board Members, and city council staff.   

The Public Event Policy can be viewed here.

Applications for 2017 Permits Begins on November 1

Tuesday, November 1 marks the first day DPR will begin accepting permits for public events, special occasions, and event facilities in 2017.  This includes the City Park Pavilion and Washington Park Boathouse facility, private/special occasion events and public events.

Individuals and organizations interested in applying for permits can come to the Wellington Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., Room 1.G.1, where the doors will open at 6 a.m. The line will form at the Webb Building entrance at 15th St. and Court St., across from the Downtown Sheraton hotel.  The DPR Permit Office will accept applications on a first come, first served basis beginning at 7 a.m. 

New this year, 2017 reservation requests for the City Park Pavilion and Washington Park Boathouse will be accepted online beginning at midnight on Tuesday, November 1.  In-person reservation requests will still be accepted beginning at 7 a.m. on November 1.  Please note that reservations made online between midnight and 7 a.m. on November 1 for these two venues will be processed before in-person applications.

Reservations for the Central Park Pavilion, Chief Hosa Lodge, James Fleming Mansion and Montclair Civic Building venues are accepted one year in advance of the desired rental date and are currently open for 2017 reservations, both online and in-person. 

Please note that many of the historic venues in parks across the city are incredibly popular.  It is recommended to have optional dates in mind if your first choice is not available. 

Information and Frequently Asked Questions on rental facilities and permits are available at For additional information, please call 720-913-0766 or email [email protected].

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