Parks

The Town of Castle Rock boasts 53 developed parks, including 23 that are managed by the Parks and Recreation Department. These parks encompass the Town’s defining ridgelines and trails, and include features of staggering beauty, historical significance, small-town charm and community character.

View a map of our parks

Parks are open from 5 a.m. through 11 p.m. View Chapter 12 of the municipal code for more information.

Parks Resources and Information

  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.