Applications for use of Facilities, Fields or All-City Athletic Complexes by non-school organizations for community or commercial groups or agencies must be obtained from the Office of Community Use of Facilities during normal business hours (7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday) using this link or at:
Office of Community Use
Denver Public Schools
2800 W. 7th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204
Telephone numbers: (720) 423-4087
DPS-sponsored school organizations must submit an e-mail request to the Office of Community Use.
The Office of Community Use of Facilities will coordinate scheduling and processing of payment responsibilities for all labor costs and insurance requirements for the use of all facilities to include kitchens/lunchrooms. Menu planning and staffing must be coordinated directly with the Food Services Department. The presence of kitchen personnel is mandatory when the kitchen is in use.
Application forms provided for Community Use of Facilities should be submitted at least two (2) weeks in advance of the date for requested use. Completed applications will be time/date stamped when received in the Office of Community Use.
Priority for facility use will be given to: I. DPS Schools and school sponsored organizations, II.
DPS Community School Programs, III. Denver Parks & Recreation Programs, in the above order.
All other use of facilities will be processed on a first come, first served basis determined by the time and date the completed application was received in the Office of Community Use of Facilities.
Single permits may be entered into for a series of meetings of a particular group. However, a permit will not be issued during one school year for use during a future school year.
A $25 non-refundable application fee in the form of a check or money order, made payable to Denver Public Schools, will be required from Category B and Category C applicants at the time the application is filed. If the community use application is not approved, or canceled by the District, the deposit shall be returned to the applicant within two weeks of the disapproval. Any changes to an application will result in a $25 fee.Should security personnel be required to enforce the noise ordinance, any other requirement of this regulation and/or the DPS rules for use of facilities, security cost will be billed to the permit holder.
All applicants using DPS fields must sign the DPS rules for use before the permit will be issued.
Police Guards/ City Firemen/DPS Security
Uniformed city police officers, firemen and/or security must be on duty at least 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after the activity if so directed by the Office of Community Use of Facilities. Any and all fees and charges are to be paid directly to the Denver Public Schools.