I am so excited about this new program for older adults who live in Denver. Who says, kids should get all the fun… and perks? For several years, children with a MY Denver Card have breezed into Denver’s rec centers and pools without paying a dime. Now comes MY Denver PRIME, a brand new program that provides FREE access to 28 recreation centers and 31 pools to Denver residents 60 and older.
Let’s face it. Health club memberships can be expensive, and while Denver Recreation Centers are more affordable, they remain out-of-reach for many on a budget. That’s a shame, because staying active is the best way to keep both body and mind healthy. Plus, fitness classes and clubs offered at the recreation centers are a great way to make new friends and widen your social circle. MY Denver PRIME launched January 1, 2018. Here are the details:
MY Denver PRIME provides Denver residents ages 60+ with FREE access to all the city’s recreation centers and pools, including more than 200 weekly drop-in fitness classes and clubs. You can learn more about the activities and classes offered by Denver Parks & Recreation’s Active Older Adults division here.
Do note that unlike the kid-centric MY Denver Card, MY Denver PRIME is for recreation centers only and does NOT offer entry or discounts to Denver’s cultural institutions such as museums, the zoo, etc.
According to the PRIME website, to be eligible for a MY Denver PRIME membership, you must be at least 60-years-old, a Denver resident, and not already eligible for another discount program, other than Silver Sneakers.
To get a MY Denver PRIME membership:
Bring proof of your Denver residency and a photo ID that verifies your age to front desk staff at any Denver Recreation Center. You cannot sign up online. Proof of residency documents include:
- Driver’s license or Identification card
- Public service bill
- Lease agreement
- Current letter from a homeless shelter
- Vehicle registration
If you belong to Silver Sneakers: Check your eligibility online or bring in an identification card to any Denver Recreation Center and front desk staff can check for you. If you are already eligible for Silver Sneakers, the recreation center can print a temporary membership card.
If you have a Denver Health Medical Plan: If DHMP is your health provider, you are eligible for a recreation center membership through your insurance plan. Call DHMP at 303-602-2111 to obtain a membership voucher. Bring the original printed copy of this voucher, your Denver Health Insurance card, and a government-issued photo ID to front desk staff at any Denver Recreation Center and they will process your membership.
MY Denver PRIME eligibility is required to be verified annually. That means you’ll have to go back each year and prove you are still a city resident. Participants must forfeit their MY Denver PRIME membership, if they become eligible for another discount program.