How is the proposal compatible with the Cobblestone Ranch Park Master Plan?

The proposal from Colorado Classic Baseball is largely consistent with the park master plan, which can be found at

The Town reached out to area residents in 2019 to begin the park master-planning process. The process involved several opportunities for public feedback. Once complete, the master plan was presented to Town Council for approval. Among other elements, the Cobblestone Ranch Park Master Plan includes four softball, two soccer and two baseball fields, with the potential for a recreation-based building. Within the plan, the fields are envisioned to be located along Castle Oaks Drive, away from existing homes, in response to public comments received during the planning process.

Colorado Classic Baseball is proposing to construct six baseball fields in the same area as the eight fields identified in the master plan, with the exception of two proposed fields east of the entry road. In the master plan, this area is shown as an orchard and parking. The proposed fields at this location are located at the greatest distance from nearby homes. The orchard and parking envisioned in the master plan could be accommodated to the north if fields are constructed there as proposed.

If six fields are constructed, over 120 undeveloped park acres would remain for other yet-to-be-developed master plan amenities. This area could also remain undeveloped.

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1. Where is Cobblestone Ranch Park located?
2. What’s being proposed?
3. Why is the Town moving forward with the proposal?
4. Why did the Town acquire this property?
5. Does this proposal replace the neighborhood park we’re supposed to get?
6. How is the proposal compatible with the Cobblestone Ranch Park Master Plan?
7. Why is an outside organization being considered to build out the park when the Town was supposed to build it?
8. What are the advantages of a partnership with Colorado Classic Baseball?
9. Will the fields be able to accommodate any sports besides baseball?
10. Why consider a partnership when residents won’t benefit from having the fields?
11. Are lights part of the master plan?
12. What would the hours of operation be?
13. How will species endemic to the area be affected?
14. Where did all the money for the park master plan project go?
15. Won’t the proposed baseball fields increase traffic?
16. What will you do about overflow parking in residential streets?
17. What would be the impact on property values?
18. How much space would Colorado Classic Baseball take for the fields?
19. Wasn't this area to be a regional park, not a sports complex? What has changed?
20. What other areas in Douglas County have sports arenas and fields to the entrance of their community and close to $750,000 homes?
21. Aren’t there risks associated with an outside partnership?
22. If the Town doesn’t have adequate funding to meet police and fire needs, why is the Town approving multi-million dollar parks?
23. Do we want another public park in Castle Rock that's dominated by private companies?
24. Who would have priority use of the ballfields?
25. Why make a public park, private now?
26. What if the private company goes out of business in the future? How will the facility be managed?
27. Would local families be required to stay in a hotel to play?
28. How late would lighting be allowed at the park?
29. Why is bus parking not addressed in the rendering?
30. Would alcohol be allowed?
31. Why hasn’t the Castle Rock Raptors been contacted about a partnership opportunity?