Denver park officials are launching a pilot project next year in an effort to cut down on the number of events held at parks.

The Denver Post reports that from April until October, Denver Parks and Recreation will keep parks open for resident use by instituting rest periods at seven of the busiest city parks. The rest days will take effect at City, Cheesman, Washington, Civic Center, Confluence, Sloans Lake and Stapleton Central parks.

Organizations can still apply for new events, but events that have been held in Denver for the past two years will take priority at sites.

The city's Office of Special Events spokeswoman, Grace Lopez Ramirez, says officials decided to move forward with the project based on feedback from neighborhood groups.