NHS gymnasium

Community Use Policy

Denver Public School’s Guidelines for Public Use of High School Facilities, including Athletic Facilities.

Thanks to the taxpayers of Denver and the successful passage of our Bond Programs, many fields, courts, and tracks have been refurbished or newly constructed throughout the District. It is our intent to provide a quality environment that meets the needs of our students and their programs but to also make these outdoor facilities available for community use whenever practical.

To ensure the safety of students and staff, availability for school use and protection of the asset, public use will be accommodated on weekdays and Saturdays whenever the facility is not being utilized by the given high school. Community cooperation and support are appreciated and encouraged in maintaining these valuable assets and keeping our students safe.

The following information provides guidelines for public use and access:

Please contact the DPS Community Use office for more information on use of these facilities or for information on how to obtain a facility use permit.

Individuals or community groups who would like to use a Denver Public Schools facility may do so by contacting the Community Use Office in Facilities Maintenance Services.  All individuals must fill out and turn in a completed application to the Community Use Office: DPS Community Use Application, or for any questions please email communityuse@dpsk12.org. Groups, leagues or any after-hour use by individuals require a permit.

After-hour concerns or conflicts are to be directed to DPS Security at 720-424-1901 and during school hours to the Service Coordination Center at 720-423-4020

Feel free to check availability via the facilities calendar prior to requesting space.

Weekday Public Access

Sites normally open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. depending on sunset (daylight hours).

Public use is not available when facilities are being used by school programs and their students, by special events where a permit has been obtained, and on holidays – unless a permit has been obtained. Violators will be asked to leave if on site during any of these times.

(Typical hours for school use is 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.)

Saturday Public Access

Depending on school use and permits which restrict availability, sites are open for public use from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. – according to the Facility Manager schedule at the school site).

Sunday Public Access

Sites will be closed unless use permit granted.

School breaks, holidays, inclement weather

Access limited to those who have facility use permits.

Sites may be closed during inclement weather.

Summer Access

Access restricted during school activities and permitted events.

Event Admission Costs

Costs for admission to athletic events, games, matches, meets, matches, etc. are below:

Visit the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA).