Earth Day Conservation Project

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Event Canceled

  1. Hike the new trails which are now completely accessible thanks to a 50-spot parking lot. Complete trail signage has also been installed.

    Join us for two guided hikes at Metzler Family Open Space starting from the newly constructed trailhead parking lot. Both hikes will be led by Town staff and will be on unpaved single-track trails that are not stroller-friendly but are open to all ages. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. 

    Register for one of the hikes.

    Booths at the event will include Parks and Recreation with local animal displays and snacks, Douglas Land Conservancy, Coffee Sarap with items for purchase, as well as the Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation with a self-guided Agents of Discovery activity. Agents of Discovery is a digital app that features interactive missions using augmented reality. It’s like Pokémon Go but for animals and nature! The Metzler Family Open Space Mission features 7 challenges and includes a prize when you’ve completed your Mission!

Saturday, April 22
Festival Park

Celebrate Earth Day in 2023 with the POST Partners Volunteer Program and the Local Colorado. Start the day with a volunteer activity planting native grasses in the plaza area and removing invasive plants in Sellars Gulch and then attend the Earth Day Festival.

Earth Day Volunteer project - 9 to 11 a.m. Volunteer Castle Rock Logo Opens in new window

Volunteers needed! Join us to help with native grass planting and watercress removal at Festival Park and along Sellars Gulch. Tools and gloves will be provided.

This conservation project is perfect for scout groups working on their conservation badges! 

Registration is required to participate in the volunteer project!

Get involved - register online!

Earth Day Festival - Farmers Market at Festival Parknoon to 3 p.m.

On Saturday, April 22, Festival Park will become Castle Rock’s Earth Day headquarters. Everyone in Castle Rock is invited to join their friends and neighbors from noon to 3 p.m. for an Earth Day festival. Come to Festival Park to mark the day and learn more about environmental conservation. You’ll find educational information from local nonprofits, crafts, demonstrations, vendors featuring upcycled goods, music and food trucks. It will be a day to act, learn and enjoy.

Specific demonstrations will be provided by Nature's Educators, Douglas County Conservation District, and Castle Rock Bike & Ski on e-bikes. A detailed demonstration schedule will be posted closer to the event date. 

Interested vendors should contact email Max Williams with the LOCAL Colorado.