Archive for May, 2015

Legacy Water Projects

Steps to secure our water investment
Securing water for our future is one of the most important decisions our community will make during our generation.

Obtaining a long-term, sustainable water supply is important, because it affects the value of our homes and businesses and the quality of life in our community.                       

Today, a large quantity (approximately 85 percent) of the Town’s annual water supply comes from nonrenewable Denver Basin groundwater while only a small portion (approximately 15 percent) comes from renewable supplies along Plum Creek. The nonrenewable Denver Basin groundwater won’t last forever, so it’s important that we continue moving to a renewable water supply that will provide up to 75 percent of the annual demand for water in Castle Rock.

This chart shows year-to-date (January – July 2014) total renewable versus nonrenewable water volumes. 

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Business of Development Services

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Saddleback and Ridgetrail drives

Saddleback and Ridgetrail drives

Don’t hurry, be happy
Residents in the Escavara and Woodlands areas may start seeing some new yard signs around their neighborhoods. The signs will ask you to “see your neighbor wave,” or “don’t hurry, be happy.”

It’s all part of the Town’s neighborhood traffic-calming program. 

Saddleback and Ridgetrail drives have been identified to participate in this program, which starts when residents express concerns about traffic speeds and volumes on their street. Read on to learn more about this process. 

Traffic Calming illustration 

Step 1: Connect with the Town

A concerned resident contacts and meets with the Town.

Step 2: Research
The Town conducts a traffic study to find out more about vehicle speeds and traffic volumes along the street. 

Traffic data was collected over several days on Saddleback and Ridgetrail drives. The studies collected both 85th percentile vehicular speeds and the total number of daily vehicles per street. According to the data, the 85th percentile speed on Saddleback Drive was 32.7 mph and the average traffic volume was 918 vehicles per day. On Ridgetrail Drive the 85th percentile speed was measured at 34.4 mph and the average daily volume was 1,148 vehicles. 

Step 3: Education/Enforcement/Signing and Lane striping
Eligible streets continue through the process with yard signs, neighborhood traffic treaties, police enforcement, temporary radar signs, or traffic signs to increase awareness of speeding and encourage people to slow down. 

For Saddleback and Ridgetrail drives, residents are posting the yard signs, and the Town will use radar speed feedback signs and police enforcement.

Step 4: Check-in study
The Town studies traffic speeds and volumes again to see if the methods used in step three had any impact. If not, more permanent physical solutions, such as speed bumps, may be considered. The Town is planning to study these two streets again in September. 

Contact Tom Reiff, Transportation Planner
720-733-2483 or by email

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Castle Rock Half Marathon

Half Marathon
Our small-Town character with wide open spaces make Castle Rock a great place to run. Runners will start Downtown, then tour the Town before retreating to the East Plum Creek Trail for a shady run by the creek. The Half Marathon is a scenic run with nominal elevation gains and losses. Most of the course stretches along the serene untouched open space of Plum Creek.

Not up for a traditional 13.1?
The shorter 5-Mile race follows the best parts of the Half Marathon but cuts the distance. Midway between a 5K and 10K, you’ll love this run.

Ready for a challenge?
We are also proud to present the Rock Challenge for the most adventurous runners. This race adds the steep ascent and descent of our iconic Town monument, the Rock, to the first half of the 5-mile distance, making it a thigh-burning wake up call.

All three events will be professionally timed, with prizes for top finishers. Registration spaces are limited so don’t wait to sign up.

A post race expo, unique downtown boutiques, and hometown restaurants are all within a few blocks of the start / finish – make this a great day to spend in Castle Rock.

Questions? Email us or call at 720-841-4827

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Festival Park Redesign Open Houses

Help the Town of Castle Rock and the Downtown Development Authority decide what’s next for Festival Park. Located in the heart of Downtown, the park hosts some of the community’s favorite events – including the Starlight Movie Series, Trick or Treat Street, and Spring Up the Creek. But, the full potential of the park has not been realized.

We need your participation to help create the future of the park. Join us for a series of workshops to provide your invaluable input as the design team develops new concepts.

Interactive open houses:

Thursday, May 7 at 6 p.m.

Municipal Court Room, 100 Perry St.

Thursday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m.

Art On The Edge Art Center, 314 Wilcox St.

Interactive community presentations:

Saturday, June 6 at 5:30 p.m.

Festival Park

Starlight Movie: Big Hero 6

Friday, July 3 at 5:30 p.m.

Festival Park

Starlight Movie: Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day

Meet us at these booths and tell us what you think!

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Downtown Events Series 2015

First Saturdays in Downtown Castle Rock

Saturday, June 6, 2015 – Big Hero 6 Starlight Movie
Friday, July 3, 2015 – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Saturday, August 1, 2015 – Cinderella
Saturday, September 5, 2015 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Saturday, October 3, 2015 – Oktoberfest (Brought to you by: Medved Autoplex, Castle Rock)

Events in Addition to First Saturdays!

TBD – Concert under the lights over Wilcox
Friday, June 19, 2015 – Car Show Street Party and Concert
Saturday, June 20, 2015 – Classic Rock Cruise In Car Show (Fueled by: Medved Autoplex, Castle Rock)
Saturday, June 27, 2015 – Classic/Black and White Movie Night (Date Night Movie, 21+ only)
Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 – Splash in the Park (Brought to you by: Castle Rock Adventist Hospital)
Saturday, September 19, 2015 – Whiskey and a Western Movie Night (Date Night Movie)
Friday, October 30, 2015 – Trick or Treat Street

Click here for the 2015 Summer Events Dates printable calendar!  For complete information on our events, visit our Facebook page at:

Sponsorship, Vendors and Volunteers

Sponsorship:  There are many great ways to connect to the Castle Rock Community through our events.  A sponsorship of the events listed above is one of the best ways to connect to the Castle Rock community through a fun, outdoor, family event.  Support the community and connect to community by sponsoring an event.  Contact Angie Vencill at 303-688-7488 /

Vendors:  Are you interesting in having a booth at one of our events?  If so, contact Angie Vencill at 303-688-7488 /

Volunteers:  Are you looking to volunteer in the Castle Rock Community?  We need people to help set up booths, greet and welcome vendors and visitors to our events, serve food and drinks, and many other fun activities.  Please contact Angie Vencill to reserve your volunteer time at 303-688-7488 /

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Town of Castle Rock Community Calendar
Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Event Calendar

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Red, White and Boom Fireworks

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Fourth of July Events in Castle Rock

Independence Day events in Castle Rock

July 4 is a time to celebrate our community and our county’s history. Here are some ideas of what to do in Castle Rock this year.

In Colorado, we know our Fourth of July plans always depend on the weather. Please know that use of any fireworks, along with the Town’s fireworks show, could be prohibited if fire conditions change.

Town hosts Rockin’ the Fourth: Red, White & Boom! fireworks show

The Town’s Rockin’ the Fourth: Red, White & Boom! fireworks show will be July 4 at Metzler Ranch Community Park, 4175 Trail Boss Road. The fireworks show begins around 9:45 p.m. and will last about 30 minutes.

The best view of this low-flying show will be inside the park. However, for safety reasons, parking inside the park and along Trail Boss Road will not be permitted. Parking will be available at nearby parking lots, including retail and school lots.

Metzler Park will be closed to the public at 4 p.m. July 4, so the fireworks show can be set up. The skate park will be closed all day July 4 and the morning of July 5. Black Feather Trail will be closed between Front Street and Woodlands Boulevard from about 9 to 10:45 p.m. July 4.

Please note that in the interest of pedestrian safety, Trail Boss Drive and Black Feather Trail will be closed to through traffic throughout the day July 4, and no parking will be allowed on Sam Walton Lane.

Colorado is currently experiencing rainy weather conditions that allow for the fireworks display. However, the show it is still contingent on ever-changing weather and fire conditions.

The Town will communicate any change in plans on, Facebook ( and Twitter (@CRgov). Residents can also call the Parks and Recreation weather line, 303-660-1364, on July 4 for updates on the event.

Celebrate in The Meadows

The Meadows Residents will be celebrating the nation’s birthday on Friday, July 4 at Bison Park, with the 4th of July Red, White, and You Patriotic Parade. 

All resident’s are encouraged to participate in this year’s parade by decorating the bicycles, wagons, or strollers in preparation for the annual parade. The parade starts off at 11 a.m. with the Colorado Honor Guard presenting the colors, and the National Anthem will be played. 

The Boy Scouts of Troop 780 will be on hand to post the flag for the Pledge of Allegiance. Our very own, Uncle Sam on stilts, will then lead our annual parade around the park.

Learn more on The Meadows website.

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