Parks

Some of the Town’s most beautiful and prominent features are its open spaces, parks and trails. Take a hike with the kids, enjoy the great outdoors or sneak a peak at local wildlife. The Town truly has something for everyone. Most residents agree, Castle Rock has some of the most gorgeous open space and trails in all of Colorado. Download a map, and get out there and explore.

The Town boasts more than 20 developed parks, including Philip S. Miller Park, and is always looking for ways to increase amenities for the public.


Park Pavilion Rentals


Click here for information regarding park pavilion rentals, including online park pavilion reservation requests and rental fees.

Commercial Activity Permits and Concessions


Click here for information regarding vending and commercial activity within Town parks, including rules, regulations, fees and application information.

Neighborhood Park Planning


Future park planning includes the addition of new community and neighborhood parks in order to maintain current levels of service with population growth. Sites currently available include Meadows Filing #18, Cobblestone Ranch, Terrain, Crystal Valley Ranch and Castlewood Ranch Filing #2. The process for selecting the 2018 park site will begin in 2017. Wrangler Park was the last neighborhood park, brought online in 2012. Construction on Philip S. Miller Park occurred from 2013 through 2016, and serves all Town residents and visitors. As the Town of Castle Rock continues to grow, so will the need for additional neighborhood parks. Construction is expected to take place in 2018. Funding is also requested for construction of an additional neighborhood park in 2021, with planning to occur in 2020. The priority for the project site will be based upon community needs and will be determined at a future date.

You are invited

  1. The Parks and Recreation Department is starting the process of systematic analysis and public outreach to determine site selection priorities for the next neighborhood park. We'd like to share our analysis with you and garner your feedback.  Please attend one of our upcoming presentations regarding site selection for the Town's next park.

    Where:   The Millhouse at Philip S. Miller Park
    Time: 6-7 p.m.
    Dates: Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 or Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017



Cartegraph

 
As additional parks, trails and recreation equipment are added to serve the growing community, the Parks and Recreation Department will implement the use of Cartegraph in early 2017. Cartegraph is an operations management system technology, allowing for better management of assets and servicing needs. The new software will result in improved organization and strategy in tracking assets, including trees, park benches, fitness equipment and trail surfaces, amongst hundreds of thousands of other items. Cartegraph also allows for better preventative maintenance on resources such as baseball fields and tennis courts. The software will assist staff in tracking assets and ultimately developing servicing schedules, which will hopefully allow for increased preventative maintenance and decreased reactive maintenance.

Tree City USA


Castle Rock has been recognized as a Tree City USA community since 1986. To qualify as a Tree City USA community, the Town must meet four standards established by the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters. These standards were established to ensure that every qualifying community would have a viable tree management plan and program. They include:
1. Maintaining a tree board or department;
2. Having a community tree care ordinance;
3. Spending at least $2 per capital on urban forestry; and 
4. Celebrating Arbor Day.

Bicycle Friendly Community


The League of American Bicyclists has designated Castle Rock as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM, recognizing the Town’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.