Parks & Recreation

All Denver Recreation Centers and Pools are closed until further notice.
All centers that are meal sites continue to serve during normal hours.  Learn more about the Tasty Food program.
Find more information on current parks and recreation operations below:

COVID-19 Operational Updates

Park Road & Parking Lot Closures

Roads and parking lots are closed in various parks throughout the city to provide more space for park visitors to practice physical distancing while walking, jogging, biking, and enjoying other types of recreation. ADA parking spots are provided along the perimeter of the park where roads have been blocked.

Updated March 11, 2021: View park maps to find more information on closures(PDF, 5MB)


February 10, 2021: Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Presentation | Survey Findings & Next Steps(PDF, 4MB)

 

Open Facilities

  • Bike parks

  • Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave at Lookout Mountain (Friday-Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

  • Civic Center Park

  • Dog parks

  • Disc golf courses

  • Exercise equipment

  • Futsal courts

  • Golf courses

  • Permitted & Non-permitted athletic fields

  • Playgrounds

  • Red Rocks Park

  • Sport courts (tennis, basketball, croquet, etc.)

  • Skate parks

  • Slackline course (Harvard Gulch Park)


PLEASE NOTE: Playgrounds and other park equipment are not disinfected by operations staff. When using park facilities, consider these precautions:

  • Practice good hand hygiene, using hand sanitizer frequently when soap and water is not available
  • Recreate safely in groups of 25 or less. If from more than 1 household, physically distance yourself from others by at least 6 feet
  • Wear a face covering

 

Closed Facilities

These facilities are closed until further notice to discourage large gatherings and encourage physical distancing and/or an inability to sufficiently clean at an acceptable frequency, or lack of staff available to maintain them:

Park & Event Facility Permits

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

Find more Denver Parks & Recreation permitting information.