Animals Around the Rock

Join Douglas Land Conservancy and 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 and Colorado BatCREW 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.

Many of these programs will offer the opportunity to meet ambassadors that represent the various wildlife species in our area and hear about their personal stories. Kids and parents are encouraged at these meet and greet times to get up close to the ambassadors, ask questions and take pictures.

Registration for these events is encouraged but not required, except for the bat program. Space may be limited for the indoor programs. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows.

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


  • Family-friendly eventw, free to the public
  • Amphitheater programs have outdoor seating for 500, families invited to bring a picnic dinner
  • Indoor seating at the Millhouse for 90 with 125 standing room
  • Donations to Douglas Land Conservancy are suggested as $10 per person or $20 per family
  • There is a rain date for the raptor event
  • Register for these events
  1. Batty About Castle Rock
  2. Creepy Crawlies at the Rock

NEW! Batty About Castle Rock

Join local bat rehabilitators Colorado BatCREW for a presentation on local bats, adaptations and the benefits they bring to our ecology. Afterwards we will head out to the pond to look and listen for bat activity. Due to Colorado law, there will not be any live bats at this event. Seating is limited and therefore registration is required. Because the educational nature of this presentation, verses a "hands-on" experience, this program is recommended for children ages 7 years or older.

This is a free family-friendly program presented by the Town in partnership with Douglas Land Conservancy. Donations are appreciated to help further the program. Suggested amounts are $10-$20 per family.

Tuesday, Aug. 13
6:30-8 p.m.
The Millhouse at Philip S. Miller Park, 1381 Plum Creek Parkway