The historic stock pond located near Paintbrush Park is currently out of compliance with water rights and flood safety standards. Castle Rock Water is, instead of removing it, planning to rebuild a similar-sized pond and incorporate some recreational features. To restore and stabilize the channel and stream banks, a series of riprap structures and riffle pool drops will be installed and blend with the natural landscape. The pond dam will be rebuilt and strengthened. A mature tree and some vegetation will be removed but repurposing of many natural materials will be used to protect and armor the stream.
A network of soft surface trails along and crossing the channel and around the pond will connect to nearby trails. Several fishing platforms will be built and the pond will be stocked periodically.
Proposed Plan - Phase 1
Access and disruptions
No water disruptions or road closures are anticipated but residents should expect construction traffic in the area. Access to some trails may be periodically affected.
Contract and timeline
The final design, construction proposal and Town Council approval are still pending. If approved, this project could start in late 2022.