What percentage of Castle Rock land is dedicated/protected open space? Is there a map showing these locations?

Overall, 28 percent of Castle Rock is currently dedicated to parks and open space – either public or private. Town planners estimate that more than a third of Castle Rock’s total area will be dedicated to open space when the Town is fully built out. (View our map, which shows both current and planned parks and open space.)


Remember, what looks like open space may not be defined as open space. Some areas of Town may look like open space because there is nothing built there. In fact, many of these “open” areas of land were entitled for development in previous years – some back to the 1980s. Along with market demand, these developers are following through on the use of those entitlements.  


Castle Rock is 34.31 square miles (or 21,958 acres). Here is a breakdown of parks and open space within Town:

Town-owned open space: 2,864 acres

HOA or Metro District open space: 1,444 acres

Douglas County open space: 716 acres within Town limits


Town-managed parks: 587 acres

Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course: 195 acres

Castle Rock Recreation Center: 10 acres

Private parks: 29 acres

Private recreation facilities: 68 acres

Douglas County parks within Town limits: 57 acres


Planned Town-owned parks: 252 acres


Learn about the Town’s parks and open space at CRgov.com/Parks.


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1. Are there any plans to construct a full-sized ice rink in Castle Rock?
2. Are there plans for a year-round simulated snow park at Philip S. Miller Park?
3. What percentage of Castle Rock land is dedicated/protected open space? Is there a map showing these locations?
4. Is Rock Park being re-zoned? What does that mean?
5. What is happening at Festival Park?