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Coldwell Banker Castle Pines

Castle Rock Recreation

Castle Rock is home to a wide variety of wildlife species.  Wildlife that is known or likely to be seen in and around Castle Rock include:

  • mule deer
  • cottontail rabbit
  • turkey
  • red tailed hawk elk
  • fox
  • mountain lion
  • raccoon
  • rattlesnake
  • coyote black bear
  • pronghorn
  • skunk
  • bald eagle
  • prairie dog
  • turkey vulture


One of Castle Rock’s most beautiful and prominent features is its open space and parks. With the acquisition of Quarry Mesa, the Town now has 5,415 acres of open space with Town owning 2,612 acres, private open space of 1,541 acres and Douglas County with 1,262  acres.  The Parks and Recreation Department continues to strive toward its mission of establishing natural buffers between the community and adjacent areas of Douglas County.

The Town of Castle Rock has 17 developed parks, for more than 250 acres of neighborhood, community and regional parkland parks, including the newly opened Rhyolite Regional Park.  These parks provide outdoor spaces that encourage and facilitate community recreation and celebration.

The Parks Department is striving to create a linked municipal trails system that connects the community’s neighborhoods with each other and with the county and regional trails systems. Currently, the Town of Castle Rock has 56 miles of soft-surface and paved trails, with an additional 50 miles of trails planned.

Courtesy: City of Castle Rock