It depends - all cities and park systems have different rules and regulations. Some allow inflatables, as long as everyone follows the guidelines they've established. This may include renting a pavilion, getting a special permit, setting up in pre-designated areas, supplying proof of insurance, meeting with park staff in advance, etc. Some agencies strictly forbid inflatables of any kind and will ticket and fine you upon setup. Some change their policy about inflatables every year, and we try to keep abreast of these changes as they happen. As of right now, the following cities DO NOT allow inflatables of any kind in any of their parks:
We keep detailed notes on the parks we have visited thus far. You are welcome to check with us for specific park information, and if we do not have the answers in our file, we will gladly research the park in question and get back to you with the pertinent details. We’ve also provided a comprehensive list of agencies and their corresponding phone numbers, so you can do research on your own and/or make a reservation:
Adams County Parks (303) 637-8007
Arvada Parks (720) 898-7410 or (303) 431-9600
Aurora Parks (303) 739-7160 (due to wind safety concerns, we will not setup in Settlers Park in Aurora)
Boulder Parks (303) 413-7200
Broomfield Parks (303) 464-5511 for County Commons Park or (303) 460-6922 for all others.
Clement Park (303) 409-2605
Commerce City Parks (303) 289-3789
Englewood Parks & Recreation (303) 762-2685
Glendale Parks (303) 639-4500
Golden Parks (303) 384-8133
Greenwood Village Parks (303) 773-0252
Highlands Ranch Parks (303) 470-0140
Highlands Ranch Metro District (303) 791-2710
Longmont Parks (303) 651-8404
Parker Parks (303) 841-4500 or (303) 841-0353
Prospect Parks & Recreation (303) 424-2346
South Suburban Parks & Recreation (303) 798-7515
Thornton Parks Reservation Line (303) 255-7830
With each park system, there are important questions you should ask to prevent getting yourself into trouble:
- Do you allow inflatables in the park I want?
- Is it first come, first serve, or do I need to make a reservation?
- Do you require a special permit to have a jumping castle there?
- Does my park have electricity strong enough to power a jumping castle?
- Is the electricity located within 100 feet of my party location?
- Do I need to fill out forms to reserve my park?
- Do I need to put down a deposit?
- How far in advance do I need to submit my application?
- How much does it cost to have my party at the park?
Many of the agencies are familiar with our company and have our insurance documentation on file. For those that do not, we’ll go out of our way to make sure that we meet any requirements they have for us. Just let us know who you are working with, and we will take care of our piece behind the scenes!