Nestled just south of Colorado's capital city, Castle Rock is a thriving world-class community. With more than 80,000 residents, Castle Rock values its small-Town character, its traditional Downtown core and its regular community events.
Castle Rock is a full-service municipality. It employs about 600 full-time employees to provide police, fire, emergency medical, parks, recreation, roads and water 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.
Slated to grow to 130,000 to 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.
The Town's identity stems not only from the namesake Rock, but also from a scenic natural landscape that surrounds it. There are 110 miles of trails, 55 well-planned parks and more than 6,680 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.)
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.
Mayor's State of the Town update
Watch Mayor Jason Gray's State of the Town video for highlights of what's been happening in Castle Rock.