Facilities Use & Rentals

Pavilion Reservations Suspended

All pavilions are currently open on a first come, first served basis with social distancing guidelines imposed.

City Park Pavilion Rentals

Golden Park PavilionThe City of Golden is pleased to offer the pavilions in four different city parks for rental. Pavilions are available for rent at Lions East and West, Golden Heights, and Tony Grampsas Park from April to October.

*Please read all documents before renting a pavilion.

Please note that only the pavilion and pavilion facilities are available for rent, and not the whole park itself. The rest of the park and its amenities are enjoyed on a first come, first served basis by everyone.

You may rent a pavilion by going to rec.cityofgolden.net, and following the Facility Reservations link on the left of the page. Please see the pavilion rental fees below, and Click here to check availability and reserve a pavilion.accompanying documents available for download.

When renting a pavilion, especially in a park along the Clear Creek corridor or close to downtown, you’ll need to keep the specific rules and regulations for those areas in mind. In particular, some parking on and near 9th Street, west of Washington Ave., now requires a permit within certain hours (map and resolution below), so choose your parking with care.

Special rules also apply along Clear Creek. For more information on rules and regulations in place along the Clear Creek corridor, please visit our Clear Creek Visitor Information page.

For more information on park pavilion rentals, please contact Brian Harris at (303) 384-8125.

Smoke-free Parks & Trails

In an effort to build a healthier community, the Golden City Council recently passed a Smoke-Free Ordinance, which impacts those who rent and enjoy the use of City-owned property. The Smoke-free Ordinance now makes it illegal to smoke (both cigarettes and vaporizers) in:

  • All City of Golden owned or controlled parks, open space, indoor and outdoor pools, sports/athletic fields, water parks and associated spectator areas.
  • All City-owned trails, biking and walking paths and the 25-foot perimeter surrounding these areas.

The 2015 Smoking Ordinance is available for download below.

2020 Park Pavilion Rental Fees**

Lions East & West Pavilions
Monday – Friday Saturday, Sunday & Holidays Each additional hour
Max 80 people $150 $175 $25
Golden Heights
Monday – Friday Saturday, Sunday & Holidays Each additional hour
Max 80 people $125 $150 $25

*Please note, there are no longer electricity or grilling facilities available at Golden Heights park.

Tony Grampsas Pavilion
Monday – Friday Saturday, Sunday & Holidays Each additional hour
≤ 100 people $200 $300 $50
101–250 people $550 $650 $100
251–500 people $1300 $1500 $150

Community Center Facility Rentals

Located at the base of the foothills, the Golden Community Center is a beautiful oasis to hold special events and meetings of all kinds, from weddings to business conferences. The Golden Community Center’s spacious Community Room offers an elegant yet Community Centercontemporary atmosphere for special events. This room will impress up to 250 guests with hardwood floors, high vaulted ceilings with chandeliers, spectacular views, and a private terrace.

The Golden Community Center also has meetings rooms ideal for conferences, meetings, training sessions, or even for children’s birthday parties. Rooms are spacious, bright, and private. The rooms are comfortable for anything from informal one-on-one meetings to structured theater style seating for 300. On-site audio and visual rentals, and business services are available.

Whether your event is for 30 or 300, put your mind at ease with the support of professional staff members, plenty of pre-event set up time, and the convenience of an adjoining caterer’s kitchen with an ice machine. To fit your own special tastes, you select your own caterer or we will assist you by providing a list of available caterers. The Community Center is also conveniently located close to the Clear Creek Path, making it an easy and pleasant walk to downtown Golden where dining options abound.

The Community Center is conveniently located 10 to 20 minutes from the Denver-metro area. The facility is accessible from all major highways and parking is free.

Rental fees are structured with daily and hourly rates.

The Golden Community Center also offers multiple options with different children’s birthday party packages.

For all Community Center Facility Rentals, please contact the GCC Front Desk at (303) 384-8100.

Community Room (3 sections)

  • Monday – Thursday (Minimum 4 hours)
  • Friday – Sunday (Minimum 4 hours)
  • After-hours (Non-operational)
    additional $100/hour

Bear Creek, Clear Creek, or Coal Creek

  • Monday – Sunday
    $100/hour or $225/day
  • After-hours (Non-operational)
    additional $100/hour

Windy Saddle or Beaver Brook

  • Monday – Sunday (Minimum 2 hours)
    $40/hour or $150/day
  • After-hours not available

**All facility rental rates are subject to change.

**Deposit is required by Cash, Check, and Credit Card (Visa, Master Card, Discover).

**It is recommended that reservations be made at least two to three weeks in advance.

**Alcohol in the form of beer, wine, or champagne may be served for up to four hours, but service must be cut off one hour before the event is over. An on-duty police officer must be present when serving alcohol.

Gym and Field Rentals

The City of Golden has 10 multi-purpose fields and the Tony Grampsas gymnasium available for rent to the public by calling the Athletic Supervisor at (303) 384-8125 or email Brian Harris.

Tony Grampsas Memorial Sports Gym $40/hour
Tony Grampsas, Ulysses, and Lions Sports Fields $30/hour
Field with Lights $60/hour
Field by Day (6 hours or more) $195/day

Full Rental Instructions for Rooney Road Sports Complex Fields pdf icon

**Rental rates are subject to change.

Golden History Museum & Park Facility Rentals

With two locations very close to Golden’s quaint downtown, the Golden History Museum & Park offers unique experiences that range from rustic to ritzy, both locations providing an unbeatable scenic backdrop. Our strength lies in all that Golden has to offer: quiet mountain charm, abundant recreation, and unparalleled natural scenery.

For all Golden History Museum & Park rentals, please contact Megan Murphy (303) 277-8713 or mmurphy@goldenhistory.org.

Golden History Park

Golden History Museum ParkOur rustic three-acre park is ideal for those with a “Do It Yourself (DIY)” mindset. Whether you are interested in having your wedding ceremony and/or reception with us or are intent on hosting a large event such as a family reunion or corporate retreat, Golden History Park offers a unique experience for your guests.

  • 1,000 people
  • Seated in tent: 130
Rental Rates
  • $825 for a minimum of 3 hours ($275/hr)
  • Discounted rate begins at 7 hours for a fee of $1600
  • Additional hours are $275 each

Golden History Museum

Golden History Museum PatioSet amidst our historic rose garden, along scenic Clear Creek and shaded by the canopy of an ancient cottonwood, there is no better setting for a private reception than the Garden Patio of Golden History Museum. Enjoy our patio and bar seating for 35, or work with a rental company to seat up to 60. Your caterer of choice will have access to the museum kitchen with refrigerator, sink and microwave, and your guests will have access to the museum exhibits at no extra cost.

  • 100 standing
  • 60 seated
Rental Rates
  • $525 for a minimum of 3 hours ($175/hr)
  • Additional hours are $175 each

**Rental rates are subject to change.

COG Mesa

 Golden has 402 acres of open space
and maintains 253 acres of parks right within the city itself.

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa