In addition to a newly expanded town recreation center that is “Private Club” quality, there are baseball and softball fields with playgrounds and picnic areas, swimming pools, a skate park, golf courses, numerous public and private tennis courts, and bike paths. You’ll also find dozens of riding clubs, breed organizations, and youth groups with facilities in and around Castle Rock that cater to all types of equestrian interests.

During all times of the year, the Castle Rock Recreation Department conducts recreational leagues in many different sports, including basketball, volleyball, and softball. There are also ongoing recreational activities for everyone from seniors to preschool participants.

Public Facilities

Castle Rock Recreation Center
The Recreation Center is a busy place with racquetball and basketball courts, a swimming pool with sauna, steam room, a weight and exercise room.

Douglas County Events Center and Fairgrounds
Everything a fairgrounds should offer, including rodeo chutes and arena, along with barns for stabling livestock – plus a racetrack! Don’t forget the great indoor arena and events center which hosts numerous trade shows, banquets and other special events on a weekly basis.

Swimming Pools

Recreation Center - competition pool, seven lanes, diving board,

Burgess Memorial newly renovated

Butterfield Crossing - eight lanes, plus a baby pool

Golf Courses

Canterberry Golf Course (Parker)
18 holes (Public)
11400 Canterberry Parkway

Country Club at Castle Pines
18 holes (Private)
1000 Hummingbird Drive

Perry Park Country Club (Larkspur)
18 Holes (Private)
7047 Perry Park Boulevard

Plum Creek Golf and Country Club
18 Holes (Private)
331 Players Club Drive

Red Hawk Ridge Golf Club
18 holes (Public)
Red Hawk Ridge Drive

The Club at Pradera
18 Holes (Private)
5225 Rain Tree Drive

The Golf Club at Bear Dance (Larkspur)
18 holes (Public)
6630 Bear Dance Road

The Ridge at Castle Pines North
18 holes (Public)
1414 Castle Pines Pkwy.

Recreation Areas

Castlewood Canyon State Park
Picnicking and hiking, historical dam site. New visitors’ center and picnic area. Five miles east of Castle Rock.
303-688-5242 or

Chatfield State Park
State Recreation Area with swimming, fishing, boating, camping, hiking, bicycling, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, and radio controlled model airplane flying. Gates open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the winter season; 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. during the summer season. Sixteen miles northwest of Castle Rock.
303-791-7275 or

Cherry Creek State Park
State Recreation Area with fishing, boating, camping, and water sports. Gates open 5:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. Twenty-five miles north of Castle Rock.
303-699-3860 or

Pike National Forest
National Forest with fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping. Fifteen miles west of Castle Rock. (South Platte District)
303-275-5610 or

Roxborough State Park
Picnicking and hiking, guided tours, wildlife lectures, and tours through spectacular towering red rocks. Ten miles northwest of Castle Rock.
303-973-3959 or

For those who like things to do, the Castle Rock area abounds with events and festivals to appeal to all tastes and ages. We have fairs, parades, golf tournaments, rodeos, races, and art festivals. For golf enthusiasts, world-class professional golf comes to the area at The International PGA Tour at Castle Pines. If western activities are your style, the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo is certain to provide entertainment, excitement and loads of fun. In fact, just about every month of the year features public events and activities for every family member. For more information, check out


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