Wash Park / Denver Special Parks Permits
Picnics and Special Events
- Do you allow special events, like a concert or festival, in the Denver parks?
- How much does it cost to reserve the Pavilion at City Park?
- Is there electricity at the picnic areas?
- How much is a picnic permit?
- Are there barbecue grills at the picnic sites?
- How much does it cost to rent the Boathouse at Washington Park?
- Do you have to be a resident of the City and County of Denver to reserve picnic sites?
- What type of alcohol is allowed in the park?
- Can I have a band or DJ at my party?
- What kind of entertainment/activities are prohibited in the park?
- Can I decorate the picnic area for a party/wedding?
- Do you have a listing of all the Denver Parks that I may reserve?
- Who can I call with more questions?
Yes, depending on the location, activities and number of people. For further information you may contact our office at 720-913-0700.
Application Fee $25 EventUser Size
Per Day for Non – Alcohol
Per Day with Alcohol
1 - 350 $260 $440 351 – 3,000 $855 $1430 3,001 – 10,000 $1045 $1785 10,001 + $1990 $3060 25,000 + $3775 $3925 Non-profit 50% off of standard fee
Other services Fee Damage Deposit w/alcoholor 750+ users 75% of standard permit fee Electricity $9.25 per hour Generator for stage rental
$250 per day Mon – Fri
$375 Sat, Sun & holidays$375 delivery charge
Setup/Breakdown 50% of standard permit fee Show Wagon stage $400 per day Performance stage $500 per day Recycling bins for “open to the public” festivals and events No charge for use. Damage assessment fee if needed. Contact permit office. Note: Other permits and fees may be required from police, fire, public works etc.
Application fee w/alcohol $35 Application fee (non-alcohol) $25
For More info, please contact the DenverGov Facility Use Permit office:Facility Use Permit Office
201 W. Colfax Ave.Dept 108 (2nd Floor)Denver, CO 80202[email protected]
720-913-0700 (phone)720-913-0778 (fax)
This facility is managed through a concessionaire until May 1, 2008. After May 1, Parks and Recreation will be managing it. You may contact K-M Concessions at (303) 321-2760 ext. 115
There is electricity in designated locations only. A fee applies. Please call the Permit office at 720-913-0700.
Urban Picnic Site – $45.00
Urban Picnic Shelter – $85.00
Mountain Picnic Sites – $45.00 – $110.00
Mountain Picnic Shelter – $85.00 – $350.00
Unfortunately there are only a few parks that have grills. You may bring in your own grill, providing that it is 24″ off the ground.
The facility fee is $325.00 without alcohol, $550.00 with the serving of alcohol, plus you will need to provide your own insurance and tables and chairs. Maximum occupancy is 150. Please call the permit office at (720) 913-0700
No, our facilities are open to everyone.
3.2 beer served in can or keg is the only type of alcohol allowed. No glass bottles.
Bands or amplified sound are prohibited except in areas designated by Denver ordinances, such as Bandshell at City Park or Greek Theater at Civic Center.
The following are all prohibited; aircraft, air castles, carnivals, dunk tanks, fireworks, horseback riding, hot air balloons, model boats/airplanes, moon walks, petting zoos, pony rides, and raffles. Also charging admission, soliciting donations, and sales of goods on park grounds is illegal.
Signs, banners, party decorations and canopies may not be attached to trees, shelters, light fixtures or any other park structures.
We have a fold out map available that you may pick up at our office. It has all Denver and Denver Mountain Parks listed with a brief description of each park’s facilities.
If you have questions or need assistance with completing a form, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 720-913-0700