Park Rental Information

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Salida’s many parks are great places to play or picnic. Each offers a unique set of amenities, from simple grassy expanses to full-on recreational facilities. These parks are also available to rent for special events.

So you want to rent a park?  Here’s how!

Check the park rental availability

Click the link to your park of choice from the drop-down menu under Parks & Trails.  You will see a description of the park and a calendar which will let you know if the park is free or busy on the day/s you’d like to rent.  If it is listed as available, please either call (719-539-6738) or visit the the Aquatic Center front desk staff to confirm.

Complete and return a park rental application with payment

Everyone who rents a park must fill out a park rental application.  Park rentals are processed at the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center (410 West Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201). Please either mail or bring your park rental applications to this address, along with payment. Applications are always accepted for the current year, and for the following year after October 1.  Staff will begin to take park reservations on October 1 for the following calendar year.

Park Rental Application Forms

Fill out the Salida Scout Hut Rental Agreement if: You wish to rent the Scout Hut. The Scout Hut will be unavailable due to renovation construction through December 2017.

Fill out the Chisholm Park Rental Agreement if: You wish to rent the Chisholm House and park.

Fill out Application A if:  The public is not invited to your event and your event requires no additional permits.  Examples include private gatherings such as family or school reunions or birthday parties.

Fill out Application B if: The general public is invited, or if your event requires street use and closures; vendors; insurance (all public events); or liquor licensing (non profit organizations only).

Fill out Application C if:  The event is scheduled on short notice beyond your control and your organization could not go before the City Council for final approval.  An example of this would be a Memorial Service.

For a more complete description of the different park rental application forms and which form you should complete, click here.

Park Rental Rates

Scout Hut and Chisholm Park

$25 an hour


$5 overnight (Scout troops only for the Scout Hut)

Band shell/Riverside Park

$50/4 hours


$200/day if you use the park overnight (for example: leave up tents or fencing overnight, etc).

$10/day if electricity is required

Damage deposit on separate check, $150

Centennial, Alpine, Thonhoff and other parks

$50/4 hours


$10/day if electricity is required

Damage deposit on separate check, $75

Park Rental Rules and Regulations

Alcohol is not permitted in Salida Parks unless a Special Event Permit has been obtained. To obtain a liquor permit, you must fill out a Special Events Liquor Application.  This permit will only be granted to 501c3 organizations. The Scout Hut does have an alcohol permit area, however one must go through the SteamPlant in order to obtain this.

Dogs are not allowed in any Salida park, with the exception of the Loyal Duke’s Dog Park.

Smoking is not allowed in any of Salida’s parks or trails.

For more information on park rules and regulations, please refer to the park rental application forms.