About Castle Rock

A world-class community


Nestled just south of Colorado’s capital city, Castle Rock is a thriving world-class community. With more than 70,000 residents, Castle Rock values its small-Town character, its traditional Downtown core and its regular community events.

Full-service municipality


Castle Rock is a full-service municipality. It employees about 566 full-time employees to provide police, fire, emergency medical, parks, recreation, water and transportation services. The Town also serves as the Douglas County seat and is home to headquarters for the Douglas County School District, Douglas County, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and a local Colorado State Patrol troop.

Community growth


Slated to grow to 130,000-150,000 residents, the Town will continue to provide high-quality services while preserving the community's history and heritage. At the same time, the Town will remain physically freestanding from the rest of the metro area.

Community features


The Town’s identity stems not only from the namesake Rock, but also from a scenic natural landscape that surrounds it. There are 87 miles of trails, 50 well-planned parks and more than 6,000 acres of open space for residents and visitors to enjoy, making Castle Rock a regular on Money magazine’s top places to live list. (See other ways the Town has been recognized on our community recognition page.)

Manage change


In order to preserve their rich traditions and quality of life, Castle Rock residents effectively manage change. The community works to enhance the Town’s self-sufficiency and foster a strong local economy, making Castle Rock an attractive place to work and own or start a business.