Ensuring the community is protected from flooding is among Castle Rock Water’s primary goals. The historic stock pond near Paintbrush Park is used for recreation and flood control. Now, the pond is out of compliance with safety standards and water rights, so Castle Rock Water has some ideas.
Join the open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at The Grange, 3692 Meadows Blvd. Staff will be discussing a proposed plan to rebuild a similar-sized pond and incorporate recreational features.
To restore and stabilize the channel and stream banks, staff is proposing a series of riprap structures and riffle pool drops. The pond dam also needs to be rebuilt and strengthened. While a mature tree and some vegetation will need to be removed, the plan is to repurpose many natural materials to armor and protect the stream and blend with the natural landscape.
In addition to flood control improvements, the proposed plan includes a network of soft-surface trails along the channel and pond that will connect to other nearby trails. The new pond will be stocked periodically, and several fishing platforms will also be built.
The final design and construction proposal will be presented to Town Council following the open house. If approved, the project could start later this year.
Learn more about all the projects happening in Castle Rock Water at CRgov.com/WaterProjects.
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