Town Council Update

Oct. 2 Council Update: new neighborhood park in The Meadows officially named Deputy Zack S. Parrish III Memorial Park, Downtown Mobility Study moves forward

Town Council met Tuesday to discuss several items that impact residents and business owners. Among those discussion points were service contracts for the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Council, Historical Society, Senior Center and Downtown Merchants Association. The Town traditionally has agreements with these organizations to help fund community improvement programs, special events and other projects.

Here's a look at a few other items Council discussed Tuesday:

  • Resolution approved naming the new Meadows neighborhood park Deputy Zack S. Parrish III Memorial Park – For the past several months, staff has been gathering input on the name for a new neighborhood park near Aspen View Academy. More than 700 suggestions were collected via an online questionnaire. Overwhelmingly, the suggestions preferred a name honoring Zackari S. Parrish III, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy and former Castle Rock Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 31, 2017. Both a Town staff naming committee and the Parks and Recreation Commission agreed with the suggestion. Town Council approved the resolution Tuesday.
    Construction on the new Deputy Zack S. Parrish III Memorial Park is scheduled to be complete in summer 2019.

  • Crystal Valley Interchange discussion – Town staff is looking at options for constructing an interchange at Crystal Valley Parkway and Interstate 25. Town Council recently held a work session on this topic. On Tuesday, Council continued exploring funding options, as well as stakeholders to engage in the planning process. More information is available at

  • Downtown Mobility Study – The study is looking at creative ways to increase mobility Downtown for all modes of transportation – including driving, walking and riding a bike – and for the physically challenged. By 2040, both Wilcox and Perry streets are forecast to be at, or exceeding, roadway capacity. The Town is looking at options while still working to preserve Downtown’s charm and character. Council heard a presentation on potential enhancements last night. An open house is being held Wednesday, Oct. 17, to solicit community feedback. More information is available at

    Watch the presentation

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