Assemblies, Public Events & Special Occasions

Public events include both free and admission-based events such as festivals, concerts, and walks/runs/rides, along with public assemblies. Special occasions are private, invitation-only events in parks. Permit applications for use of park sites are accepted by email only to park.permits@denvergov.org

For information on 2022 applications, please send an email to park.permits@denvergov.org


2023 Permit Applications:

Permit applications for 2023 public events, assemblies and special occasions are accepted beginning 8:00 a.m. MDT on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 via email only

Download 2023 permit application(PDF, 953KB)

Prior to submitting your application, please ensure you've reviewed the following information:

Application Process

  • DO NOT submit your application multiple times as this slows down the system and process for everyone
  • All complete applications are to be emailed to park.permits@denvergov.org beginning at 8:00 a.m. MDT on November 1, 2022
  • Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received
  • If there are questions or issues with an application, Parks Permit Staff will reach out to the Authorized Agent listed on the application via email and phone. That person must call the staff member back within 20 minutes. If that deadline is missed, the application will be rejected and the applicant will need to reapply
  • All applicants who submit applications on November 1 will be contacted on November 1, 2022
  • Please allow 3 business days for a response to applications submitted November 2 or later

Individual Applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Individual applicants may have someone else submit the application, but the name of the individual applicant under which the permit will be issued must be listed and have signed the application

Entity/Organization Applications:

  • Must have an identified Representative (Authorized Agent). Organizers who hire third-party event managers for their activity can designate them as the day-of contact, or Authorized Agent as noted on the application
  • The Authorized Agent must be at least 18 years old and an employee, board member, or authorized with a letter on organization letterhead signed by an authorized employee or board member  
  • A new Authorized Agent must provide an authorization letter at the time of application
  • An Authorized Agent may have someone else submit the application, but the name of the organization under which the permit will be issued must be listed as the applicant and signed by the Authorized Agent
  • IMPORTANT: This individual will be the ONLY person receiving communication from the Parks Permit Office until the organization provides a letter stating a change in the representative
  • If the organization is a nonprofit, 501c3 verification must be submitted with the application: IRS Determination Letter or Letter of Registration/Certificate from the Colorado Secretary of State

Application Maximum

Public Events

  • One application (one public event request) only per email will be accepted
  • Applicant may only have one active application in process per event at any time
  • Applicants seeking a permit for an event series (multiple dates for the same event at the same park - i.e., summer movie series), should submit all dates on one application. Denver Parks and Recreation reserves the right to determine an event series
  • Applicants may list multiple parks and multiple dates (per individual request) on their application if flexible. Availability will be checked in the order listed, with the first available location/date being offered to the applicant

Special Occasions

  • One application (one special occasion request) only per email will be accepted
  • Any applicant that is seeking multiple dates for the same activity (i.e., church service), must wait 30 days in between submitting applications
  • Applicants may list multiple parks and multiple dates (per individual request) on their application if flexible. Availability will be checked in the order listed, with the first available location/date being offered to the applicant

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