Outdoor Programs

Closure/Cancellation Information

  1. The following recreational guidelines are in effect as of June 26, per the variance issued to Douglas County.

    Recreation Center


    The Recreation Center is currently open. New safety precautions are in place, and users are required to reserve a 90-minute time slot online for a specific workout zone. The lap pool and leisure pool are also open by reservation only. Lap lanes are limited to two people per lane. Restrooms and showers are open, and lockers are available on a limited basis.

    Make a reservation

    In addition, the Rec Center Leisure Pool is also open by reservation. Reservations may be made 48 hours in advance.

    Please keep in mind:
    • The sauna is NOT available
    • Hot tub space is extremely limited - three people per rotation. If tub capacity is reached, participants must rotate out at the end of one bubble cycle
    • Limited lockers are available. Showers are also available for swimmers to rinse off
    • Please arrive with your swimsuit on, and be prepared to leave the facility in your swimsuit
    • Slides are available starting at 9 a.m.

    Miller Activity Complex


    The Miller Activity Complex is currently being used exclusively for summer camp programming and is not open to the general public. The Town received approval from the Tri-County Health Department to operate licensed day camps. All camps are now open and registration is currently available. More information is available at CRgov.com/Camps.

    Outdoor pools and splash pads


    Burgess and Butterfield Crossing pools are currently open. Reservations are available online 48-hours in advance.

    Make a reservation

    Splash pads at PSM and Festival parks are also open. Reservations are not required. Hours for both sites are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

    More information


    Please remember to practice social distancing and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet. Additionally, local health officials recommend wearing a face covering while in public. The intent remains to limit interactions to only those within your own household. Good hygiene - like not touching your face, and washing your hands well, and often - also remains important.


Throughout the year, the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of outdoor programs for all ages. Get out and explore everything Colorado has to offer! From breathtaking views at 14,000 feet to a local hike near your own backyard, Colorado has something for everyone. 

  1. Spring
  2. Summer
  3. Fall
  4. Winter

Local Day Hikes

We offer weekly morning hikes throughout the year. Take advantage of the great trails in and around Castle Rock and Douglas County. We will also hike to spots in Conifer and Palmer Lake, just about anything within about a 1-hour drive. Most of these hikes are designated as easy, and are 2.5-4 miles long with not much elevation gain. Moderate hikes may have some steep hills and will be 3.5-8 miles long. 

Register for a day hike

Front Range Hikes

Designed for adults 18 yrs and older who wish to get into the outdoors with competent and experienced guides. Guides carry GPS in case of emergency and are Wilderness First Aid certified. Transportation is provided from the MAC at the designated time. Participants are required to provide their own equipment, water, and snacks. Participants must be in good health and capable of moderate physical activity, meeting the distance and elevation requirement associated with each outing. Destination of outings may change due to weather, trail conditions, or other factors at the discretion of the program coordinator.

These are moderate to strenuous hikes with elevation gain of up to 850 ft. and up to 7 miles at a 1-1.5 mile and hour pace. Travel time up to 1.5 hours from Castle Rock. Cost includes transportation to and from as well as experienced guides.

Register for one of our Front Range hikes

Introduction to Mountain Biking

We’ll help teach you about the terrain, riding styles, bike types and more.

Newcomer Hikes

New to the area? Castle Rock and the surrounding area has over 85 miles of trails and more than 6000 acres. Get out and explore with a guide!