Many of our parks provide shelters that offer an excellent place to host gatherings or special events. A complete list of parks with shelters is provided below; click the park name to review details about that park.
Access our online park shelter reservation system to find availability and submit your reservation.
To reserve a park shelter via phone, call (303) 651-8404.
Guidelines for Reservations
- Park shelter reservations are stopped Thursdays at noon for that weekend's rental.
- Park shelter reservations are made on-line by credit card, by phone with credit card (303-651-8404 ) or by cash/credit card in person at 700 Longs Peak Avenue (Recreation Services)
- Shelter reservations may be made months in advance. Reservations are accepted for dates April through October. Reservations are not accepted for winter months when restrooms are winterized.
- Reservations are made on a first-come/first serve basis and need to be paid the day the reservation is requested.
- You are renting the shelter, you do not have exclusive use of the park or restrooms.
- Bouncy houses, pony rides and petting zoo's are not allowed in any City Park.
- You must follow all Park Rules.
- Signing a Park Shelter Reservation Agreement form is required for every rental confirming no alcohol, no live music or amplified sound.
Rental Rates for City Park Shelters
Effective December 8, 2015
Daily rental rate for groups of under 99 people
- April 8 - May 14: $45 resident/ $56.25 non-res
- May 15 – August 14 (Peak Season): $65 resident/ $81.25 non-res
- August 15 - October 13: $45 resident / $56.25 non-res
For groups of 100 people or more, a special application is required and the fee will be based on the number of people attending. You may be required to rent port-o-lets for larger groups.
Please be aware that special permits are required if you are holding a large event, charging admission or serving or selling alcohol. Learn more about such permits, including when you need them, how you get them and how much they cost by visiting the City Clerk's Licensing and Permits webpage or contacting the Clerk's Office.
Stephen Day Neighborhood ParkAmenities:
- Basketball Court(s)
- BBQ Grill or Pit(s)
- BMX/Mountain Bike Area
- Dog Park
- Multi-use Field(s)
- Parking Lot(s)
- Picnic Area(s)
- Skate/Wheels Park
- Spray Water Feature
- Trails (Paved)
- Volleyball Court(s) - Sand
Neighborhood Park Hours: 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Stephen Day Park held a grand opening on July 26, 2005. The park is on the corner of East Mountain View Avenue and Deerwood Drive - south of Fall River Elementary School. The park was named in honor of Stephen Day, a local Vietnam war veteran who won a distinguished service award and a Bronze Star.
The park's features include a skate area and BMX / mountain bike area, basketball court, sand volleyball court, multi-use play field, off-leash dog exercise area, water spray ground for the kids (and adults) to play in. Landmarks and the Explorers Plaza are Art in Public Places pieces by Joe McGrane, installed in 2005, and are on the northern and eastern sides of the park. There are two shelters at the park - the west shelter is 12' x 18' with two picnic tables and a grill overlooking the multi-use field. The large shelter is 18' x 36' with four picnic tables and two grills and located south of the play and spray ground area (exclusive use is not available). To view a complete list of park amenities and associated trail distances, visit our Plans, Maps & Reports webpage and view the Park Amenities Chart.
The design done by BHA (a landscape architectural firm out of Fort Collins) is based on a Voyager theme - as selected during the public design process. The theme found throughout the park. Sunken ship earthen berms surround the playground, a wavy walk skirts the perimeter of the playground as do steep ship walkways - all unique play features. A maze is found to the east of the playground along with the explorers plaza (world map showing major world voyages). The architecture resembles boat houses. The large shelter features canoe shapes in the concrete slab. The small shelter can also be used as a bandstand or small performance area. The perimeter of the park features native grasses and plantings to promote water conservation. Look for hand prints of the community members (adults and children) who helped design the park in the walkway near the restrooms. Construction was completed by Fisher Construction Inc.
The parking lot can hold 38 cars including two handicap accessible spaces. The park is located along the Spring Gulch primary greenway.
Water Features at Stephen Day Park are turned on during summer months.
For more information or to reserve a shelter at this park, contact Parks, Open Space & Trails.