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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Phenomenal new neighborhood park opens Aug. 17

Phenomenal Park Opening and Dedication

A park helps turn a neighborhood into a community, but the new Deputy Zack S. Parrish III Memorial Park holds significant meaning for the entire Town. The new park is nearly complete, and the grand opening celebration is going to be phenomenal. Join the celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, to commemorate the Town’s newest neighborhood gathering place and playground.

The grand opening event will be fun for the entire family. Don’t miss hotdogs, face painting, giveaways, s’mores, and more! Burly Brewing Co. will also be there with a special beer just for the event – Phenomenal Brew!

The 5.5-acre park, located at 2020 Fiddle Road, honors the public safety profession and the men and women who work to keep the community safe. The park features two play structures, picnic pavilions, a multiuse field, pickle ball and bocce ball courts, cornhole boards and horseshoe pits. Additionally, a memorial has been built at the park to honor Deputy Parrish, and public safety personnel.

Parking at the park is limited and this event is expected to be extremely popular. If possible, please consider walking or biking to the grand opening event. Street parking will be available on both sides of Low Meadow Boulevard for those coming from outside the neighborhood. Participants are also welcome to park at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3737 New Hope Way. The Town Trolley will be taking people the half-mile to and from the park.

Deputy Parrish was killed in the line of duty while responding to a disturbance call on Dec. 31, 2017. He served with the Castle Rock Police Department before transitioning to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. While working for the Town, Parrish was known for always having a positive attitude. To him, nothing was just good – it was phenomenal!

The public overwhelmingly voted to name this park in his honor and pay tribute to his sacrifice, along with the work of all police officers and firefighters. Lighted steel columns, a reflective garden and a glowing blue concrete band are just some of the memorial features that will pay homage to Castle Rock Police and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.

Get event details and learn more about the park’s features at CRgov.com/ParrishPark.

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