Animals Around the Rock

Join Douglas Land Conservancy and the Town of Castle Rock as we dive into the characteristics that define our local wildlife, including raptors, reptiles, bats, insects and other species. Local wildlife experts, organizations and wildlife rehabilitators, such as Nature’s Educators the Denver Audubon Society, will be featured at these programs. Discover the various types of animals that live locally and all over the world. Find out what they eat, how they hunt, where they live and how they benefit the local ecosystems.

Due to COVID-19 attendance limitations from the state, registration for these events is required. Space will be more limited for the indoor programs.

These programs are presented by the Town in partnership with Douglas Land Conservancy. Donations are appreciated to help further the program.

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  • Family-friendly event; free to the public
  • Amphitheater programs have outdoor seating up to 250; families are invited to bring a picnic dinner
  • Indoor seating at the Millhouse will be limited depending on current State health orders.
  • Donations to Douglas Land Conservancy are suggested as $10 per person or $20 per family

COVID-19 guidelines

.Due to current safety precautions, this event will have notable changes from past events.

  • No craft activities
  • There will not be a meet and greet session with the birds
  • No dogs will be allowed at the event
  • Attendance will be limited
  1. Creepy Crawlies at the Rock
  2. Batty About Castle Rock
  3. Raptors Over the Rock
  4. Reptiles Under the Rock

Fall Festival featuring Creepy Crawlies Around the RockHissing Cocroaches

From the changing leaves, to the soft, fall breeze there is something special about this season at Festival Park. Experience a new Fall Festival full of activities, seasonal vendors and all things autumn.

The festival, put on by the Local Colorado, the organizer of our Sunday Farmers’ Market at Festival Park begins at 10 a.m.

In addition to strolling through over 30 harvest-style vendors featuring locally made food and craft products, families can enjoy activity stations such as giant tic-tac-toe, guessing games, and a decorated photo station for all of your selfies. Plus, enjoy a free photo booth, caricature artist, henna tattoos and candy for your little trick or treaters. 

Saturday, Oct. 31
Festival: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Creepy Crawlies booth: 1 to 3 p.m.
Festival Park

Douglas Land Conservancy will also join the fun with Creepy Crawlies Around the Rock. This educational, Halloween-themed animal booth will include some of Castle Rock’s creepiest creatures such as snakes, spiders, toads, owls and roaches. Presenters from Nature's Educators will be on hand to answer questions.