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News and Announcements

Awarded the Gold Medal Award

Recently, the Castle Rock Parks and Recreation Department accepted the National Recreation and Parks Association’s 2018 Gold Medal Award.  The Gold Medal Award honors communities throughout the United States that demonstrate long-range planning, resource management and innovative approaches to delivering superb parks and recreation services. Get more information and view our submission video.

Festival Park receives Design Awards!

  • 2018 Merit Award for Design from the American Society of Landscape Architects
  • 2018 Best Project Award from ENR Mountain States in the Landscape/Urban Development category.
  • The Denver Regional Council of Governments gave the park a Metro Vision award. The award recognizes regional efforts to creative vibrant, connected communities through excellent natural and built environments. This award was presented Friday, May 3, at the DRCOG 2019 Awards Celebration at the Colorado Convention Center.
  • Festival Park also contended for a prestigious Urban Land Institute award, making it to the top three finalists.  
  • 2019 Colorado Lottery Starburst Award. Starburst Awards recognize excellence in the use of Lottery funds for community and conservation projects. Winners are chosen based on the creativity of the project, economic and social impact on the community, and whether the project achieved its goal.

Named Best of the Best by Colorado Community Media

  • Best Family Entertainment - the MAC
  • Best Hiking / Biking Trail - Ridgeline Open Space
  • Best Park - Philip S. Miller Park
  • Best Kids Summer Camps - Rock Rec Camp
  • Best Swimming Lessons - Castle Rock Recreation
  • Best Swimming Pool / Waterpark - the MAC
  • Best Workout / Fitness Center - Castle Rock Recreation Center

Cornerstone Tribute

Dan Burgess honored with Cornerstone Tribute award-Centennial Park


Deputy Zack S. Parrish III Memorial Park Opening and Dedication (Aug.17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Farmers Market
Sundays, June 2-Sept. 29 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Festival Park

First Fridays
On the first Friday of each month, June through September, head to Festival Park to enjoy live music, food trucks, cocktails, and kid activities. Plus, make sure and register for our family friendly themed run/walk 5K After 5 series. 

Free Summer Fitness Events through August!
Summer Fitness Events

Gateway Mesa Northern Trail Project
Aug. 24 (women only outing) which is currently at a wait list status, and Oct. 5 volunteer outings coordinated by Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado.  Registration for the Oct. 5 outing is now open.

Rueter-Hess Paddle Days
select weekends Sunday, May 26-Sunday, Sept. 22 at Rueter-Hess Reservoir

Summer Concert Series line-up and ticket sales

Tunes for Trails/Perks for Parks Free Concert Series

Tunes for Trails/Perk for Parks Free Group Mountain Bike Ride

Western Heritage Welcome
Thanks to everyone who attended. Photo booth pictures are now available or contact us and we can email them to you.


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