Deputy Zack S. Parrish III Memorial Park
This 5.5-acre park, located at 2020 Fiddle Road, honors the public safety profession and the men and women who work to keep the community safe. Opened and dedicated in August 2019, the park features two play structures, picnic pavilions, a multi-use field, pickle ball and bocce ball courts, cornhole boards and horseshoe pits. Additionally, a memorial has been built at the park to honor Deputy Parrish, and public safety personnel.
|Bocce ball courts|
|Pavilion: general use, no reservations at this location|
|Pickleball courts: Open on a first-come, first-served basis from 11:45 a.m. to dusk Monday through Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday. Closed for programs from 8 to 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday, through October.|
|Playground: 2-5 years and 5-12 years|
Gas grills are allowed, however, charcoal grills are not. Also, at times, Town fire restrictions may prohibit the use of all grills. Visit the Town’s fire restrictions website for more information.
The memorial to honor the park’s namesake, fallen officer Deputy Zack S. Parrish III, and the law enforcement profession is a defining feature. Etched siloam stones, steel bands parting meaningful words, a reflective garden and a glowing blue concrete band, will pay homage to Castle Rock Police and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputy Parrish was killed in the line of duty while responding to a disturbance call on Dec. 31, 2017. He served with the Castle Rock Police Department before transitioning to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. While working for the Town, Parrish was known for always having a positive attitude. To him, nothing was just good – it was phenomenal!
The public overwhelmingly voted to name this park in his honor and pay tribute to his sacrifice, along with the work of all police officers and firefighters. Lighted steel columns, a reflective garden and a glowing blue concrete band are just some of the memorial features that will pay homage to Castle Rock Police and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.