Park Use Permits

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Individuals or organizations who wish to obtain a park use permit for a non-recurring event should follow these guidelines.  Please provide the following information:

A.  By voice message at 303-269-8415, or

B.  By fax at 303-627-8592, or

C.  By email to infoaprd.org

  1. Full name of person and organization, if applicable, seeking the permit.
  2. Full mailing address of person and organization, if applicable, seeking the permit.
  3. Contact information:  Home phone number, work phone number, cell phone number and email address.
  4. Purpose of permit, for example; birthday party, scouting event, religious outreach, end of season athletic team party, etc.
  5. Anticipated number of people to attend the event.  An estimate is fine.
  6. Name of park and amenities you desire to permit.  For instance; shelter/pavilion, playground, field use, etc.
  7. Date you desire for the permit.  Permits are date stamped upon receipt by the park district and permits are issued on a first come first serve basis.
  8. Time you would want to start your event and time you want to end your event.  If there are multiple events requested on the same day, the park district requires that there be a two hour buffer between events.
  9. The park district requires five (5) working days to issue a permit.  Please plan your needs well in advance.
  10. Please take your copy of the permit with you to your event as proof of permit.
  11. Priority is given to residents/tax payers of the Arapahoe Park and Recreation District.
  12. The park district does not provide electrical service for permit holders.  Electrical service at shelters is for maintenance purposes only.
  13. Rules and regulations concerning the use of parks and the issuance of park use permits are subject to change without notice.
 
       

APRD Play Field Inventory

*Antelope Ridge Elementary School - (1) baseball field, (1) soccer field
*Aspen Crossing Elementary School - (1) baseball field, (1) soccer field (small fields)
*Canyon Creek Elementary School - (1) baseball field, (1) soccer field
*Dakota Valley Elementary School - (1) baseball field, (1) soccer field
*Indian Ridge Elementary School - (1) baseball field, (1) soccer field
*Peakview Elementary School - (1) baseball field, (1) soccer field
*Rolling Hills Elementary School - (1) baseball field, (1) soccer field ** (small fields)
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Timberline Elementary School - (1) baseball field, (1) soccer field

* = Joint Use Facility with Cherry Creek School District and may be subject to certain use restrictions.
** = Rolling Hills Elementary School has a combined baseball/soccer field. Baseball use is limited to younger children.

Spring Creek Park - (3) baseball field, (1) soccer field, (1) football/multi-use field, (1) basketball court, playground, small shelter, pavilion/shelter with seasonal restrooms and off-street parking.
Peakview North Park - (1) soccer field, (1) full court basketball court
Piney Creek Hollow Park - (1) baseball field, (1) multi-use/soccer field, (1) pavilion/shelter with seasonal restrooms, playground, off-street parking.
Pioneer Park - (1) soccer field, playground & shelter
Village Park - (1) soccer field, playground & shelter

Fox Hill Park - no baseball, no soccer, (1) full court basketball court, playground & shelter
Highlands Park - no baseball, detention basin for soccer practice only, playground & shelter
Lookout Park - no baseball, no soccer, swimming pool, shelter
Peakview West Park - no baseball, no soccer, (1) half court basketball court
Piney Creek Trail Head - no baseball, no soccer, no basketball, shelter
Ridge Park - no baseball, no soccer, no basketball, (1) pre-school playground
Toll Gate Park - no baseball, no soccer, no basketball, playground & shelter
Willow Trace Park - no baseball, no soccer, (1) half court basketball court, playground & shelter

Please navigate to the individual park pages for a description of
park amenities.

Permit Requirements:  APRD has established a permit system for uses of various facilities.  Some of these permits may be subject to fees or deposits.

    1. Ball Fields and Soccer Fields:  These facilities are available for the general informal use by residents, property owners and their guests without payment of any permit fee.  In order to reserve these facilities for formal organized or league play, a permit must be issued and all applicable fees must be paid.  Reservations will be accepted only for formal play tournament games or other similar forms of organized participation. Permits for organized field use are only issued to league administrators and not individual coaches.

    In order to use any ball field or soccer field for such an organized team, at least one member of the team must be a resident or property owner. The permit application and permittee must be a resident or property owner and be 18 years of age or older.

    Reservations may be limited to certain ball fields.  A schedule of times allowing for reservations will be established by the General Manager. All reservations will be subject to time limitations, and to use limitations and other conditions set forth in the permit.

    2. Public Gatherings:  Use of the park for such activities as an exhibition, holiday celebration, rally, concert, procession, parade or other similar uses, which can reasonably be expected to have an attendance of 20 persons or more, requires a permit.

Permit Rules and Regulations:  Any persons seeking issuance of a permit shall file an application with the General Manager or designee.  The application shall include:

  • The name and address of the applicant
  • The name and address of the person, persons, corporation or association sponsoring the activity
  • The nature of the proposed activity
  • The date and hours for which the permit is desired
  • The facilities or portion of the park for which such permit is desired
  • An estimate of the anticipated attendance
  • Any other information which the General Manager shall find reasonably necessary to determine whether or  not a permit should be issued

    The General Manager shall issue a permit when it is found:
     
  • That the applicant has no outstanding payments due the District
  • That the proposed activity and use will not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the general public  enjoyment of the park or surrounding neighborhoods
  • That the proposed activity and use will not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the promotion of public health, welfare, safety and recreation
  • That the proposed activity or use is not reasonably anticipated to incite violence, crime or disorderly conduct
  • That the proposed activity will not cause unusual, extraordinary or burdensome expense on the part of the District
  • That the facilities desired have not been reserved by prior permit

The General Manager may impose such conditions upon any permit which are necessary or appropriate to ensure that the park rules and regulations are observed, that the above findings are fulfilled and that the park is properly cleaned and restored to its prior condition after use pursuant to the permit.

The General Manager shall issue a permit or shall notify an applicant in writing of the reasons for refusing a permit within five days after receiving an application. Any person denied a permit by the General Manager may appeal the decision to the District Board at its next regularly scheduled meeting.  The District Board will consider the appeal under the standards set forth in this policy, and its decision shall be final.

The permittee and all users pursuant to the permit shall be bound by all rules, regulations, posted signs and any conditions of the permit.

THE PERSON OR PERSONS TO WHOM THE PERMIT IS ISSUED SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY SUSTAINED BY ANY PERSON BY REASON OF THE INTENTIONAL ACTS OR NEGLIGENCE OF THE PERSON OR PERSONS TO WHOM THE PERMIT SHALL HAVE BEEN ISSUED OR THE INTENTIONAL ACTS OR NEGLIGENCE OF THE PERSON OR PERSONS USING THE PARK PURSUANT TO THE PERMIT.

The General Manager shall have the authority to revoke a permit upon finding a violation of these regulations or upon good cause.

What, Where and When to File for a Permit:  In order for any reservation to be confirmed, a permit, with any applicable fees, must be on file at the District Office.

An application for a permit may be mailed and filed at the office of the Arapahoe Park and Recreation District at 16799 E. Lake Ave., Centennial, Colorado 80016. All applicable fees must be paid before a permit can be secured.  An application must be filed at least five (5) working days in advance of intended use.  For any assistance in making application for a permit, call the District Office message line at 303-269-8415.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations must be received 24 hours before the time of intended use.


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