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- Check out upcoming events and public meetings on our calendar
- View our submission for the National Recreation and Parks Association's Gold Medal Award and see why we think we are the best
- View job opportunities
- Provide customer feedback
- Check out volunteer opportunities
- Have a program that you would like to bring to Castle Rock? Apply online
- Looking to host a unique birthday party? Consider the Miller Activity Complex, Recreation Center or at Burgess Memorial Pool at Centennial Park
- Stay in-the-know on the more than 87 miles of trails in Castle Rock through the trail condition map and closure list
Click on the links below for additional event information - We hope to see you there!
Colorado Bluebird Project Open House - Feb. 20
News and Announcements
Awarded the Gold Medal Award
Recently, the Castle Rock Parks and Recreation Department accepted the National Recreation and Parks Association’s 2018 Gold Medal Award. The Gold Medal Award honors communities throughout the United States that demonstrate long-range planning, resource management and innovative approaches to delivering superb parks and recreation services. Get more information and view our submission video.
- 2018 Merit Award for Design from the American Society of Landscape Architects
- 2018 Best Project Award from ENR Mountain States in the Landscape/Urban Development category.
- The Denver Regional Council of Governments gave the park a Metro Vision award. The award recognizes regional efforts to create vibrant, connected communities through excellent natural and built environments. This award was presented Friday, May 3, at the DRCOG 2019 Awards Celebration at the Colorado Convention Center.
- Festival Park also contended for a prestigious Urban Land Institute award, making it to the top three finalists.
- 2019 Colorado Lottery Starburst Award. Starburst Awards recognize excellence in the use of Lottery funds for community and conservation projects. Winners are chosen based on the creativity of the project, economic and social impact on the community, and whether the project achieved its goal.
- 2019 Columbine Award for Renovated Park Design from the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association.
Named Best of the Best by Colorado Community Media
- Best Family Entertainment Center - the MAC
- Best Music Venue -The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park
- Best Park - Philip S. Miller Park
- Best Swimming Pool - the Castle Rock Recreation Center
- Best Trail - Stewart Trail at Ridgeline Open Space
Macaroni Kid Gold Daisy Award Winner-"Where to go for outdoor fun"
- Philip S. Miller Park
- Our free weekly hikes are back and now on select Sundays and Wednesdays! Check out the schedule and don’t forget to register so we can communicate with you regarding meeting places or bad weather.
- Snowshoeing (Feb. 23)
- Fat Bike by the Full Moon (3/7)-Back by popular demand! Come ride on the fantastic groomed fat bike trails at Gold Run Nordic Center in Breckenridge. We’ll do the driving! Join us this January for a fun and moderately strenuous fat bike ride by the full moon. A light meal, helmet, and headlamp are provided. If you have a helmet, you are welcome to bring it. Dress appropriately for cold wintry conditions, and we suggest layers. Meet at the MAC at 2 p.m.
NEW! Wilderness First Aid (Mar. 28-29)-Designed for outdoor enthusiasts, scouts and youth/scout leaders, and anyone who works or spends time in remote environments. This course teaches advanced skills to be used in emergencies when help from professional first responders may be far away. This course aligns with OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs. 2 year certification, digital certificate available upon successful completion of course. Bring your own print materials, purchased through American Red Cross.
NEW! Leave No Trace Class (Apr.9)-This brief course will provide a better understanding of recreation-related impact on outdoor spaces, the seven principles of minimum impact and introduces ethical skills to help protect the environment. This class is on Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Millhouse and is for anyone age 14 or older.
New! Wilderness Skills for Newbies (Apr. 19)-Learn techniques to feel safer in the wilderness. This course teaches camp/shelter setup and maintenance, navigation, emergency communication and how to prepare for emergencies both mentally and physically. Grow confidence in these skills in a classroom setting that incorporates demonstration and group practice. This Saturday morning class is at the Millhouse at Philip S. Miller Park and is for anyone age 14 or older.
Spring Break Camps
Full Day Camps
- Castle Rock Athletic and Rock Rec Combo Camp
- Rock Rec Camp
- Inspire to Learn and Imagine-STEMplicity Games
Half Day Camps
- Castle Rock Athletic Camp
- Dance Exploration’s Dance Camps
- Dungeons & Dragons Roleplay Adventure Camp
- KidzArt: Spark Imagination
- Inspire to Learn and Image-STEMplicity Games
- Soccer Buddies
Specialty Classes and Clinics
- Cobblestone Ranch Master Park Plan
- Deputy Zack S. Parrish III Memorial Park - completed August 2019
- FitGround at Philip S. Miller Park-completed Oct. 2019
- GOCO Connect Initiative Grant for the Colorado Front Range Trail