Parks

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Some of the Town’s most beautiful and prominent features are its open spaces, parks and trails. Take a hike with the kids, enjoy the great outdoors or sneak a peak at local wildlife. The Town truly has something for everyone. Most residents agree, Castle Rock has some of the most gorgeous open space and trails in all of Colorado. Download a map, and get out there and explore. The Town boasts more than 53 developed parks and is always looking for ways to increase amenities for the public. 

Each year, residents enjoy family-friendly events, concerts, festivals, fundraisers, races, and environmental education and cultural programs throughout Castle Rock’s parks. 

  1. Parks Planning Division
  2. Parks Maintenance and Operations Division

The Park Planning Division provides direction, leadership, and supervision involved in long-range planning, design and implementation of new parks, trails, open-space and recreational facilities. The division also manages major upgrades to existing parks and trails. 

Parks planning services

The division updates the Town’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan, Strategic Plan and prepares long-term capital budgets. Parks planning staff identifies and works to acquire property easements and real property. The trails planner provides department mapping services including GIS, technical assistance to developers related to trail constructions and maintenance, as well as guidance and oversight of proper construction and maintenance to user groups for all soft-surface trails.

The division provides a variety of services including conceptual design, development process, project management and community outreach. Parks planning also reviews development applications for compliance with Castle Rock Municipal Code as it applies to parks and open space dedication. The division provides guidance on natural resource planning and environmental education programs, conducts baseline survey and management plans, ensures compliance with the Town’s Habitat Conservation Plan and advises planning staff on federal and state regulatory permitting requirements. 

POST Partners

The POST Partners volunteer program is housed under the Parks Planning Division and has coordinated 46,358 volunteer hours since its inception. The Program coordinates trash cleanup, trail maintenance groups, special projects, Eagle and Scout projects, the memorial donation program, Festival of Trees, pet waste station sponsors, etc. 

The Park Planning and Development team includes certified parks and recreation executives, OSHA and LEED certified and administrative professionals. 

Neighborhood park planning

Future park planning includes the addition of new community and neighborhood parks to maintain current levels of service. As the Town of Castle Rock continues to grow, so will the need for additional neighborhood parks. For additional information, please visit the project updates page.