Natasha Lovato / NewsBreak Denver
(Castle Rock, Colo.) Situated on 168 acres, Castle Rock's newest park is set to open next month.
Based on community survey results from 2019, the Castle Rock Town Council selected Cobblestone Ranch as the next park development project. The site is situated on the eastern edge of Castle Rock near Colorado 83 at 8571 Castle Oaks Dr. and will serve as a regional destination, much like Philip S. Miller Park.
Last year the town council approved the first phase of construction for Cobblestone Ranch Park, which will include parking, picnic pavilions, a playground area for kids ages 2-12, an asphalt pump track for biking, half-court basketball, a great lawn area, concrete sidewalks, six pickleball courts, an all-season restroom and a trail system.
Jeff Smullen, assistant director of Castle Rock parks and recreation, is excited that the project's first phase is nearly complete. Although the subsequent phases haven't been decided, he shared an idea for potential next steps.
"It's been master-planned as a regional park and what we were looking to do is get a neighborhood-serving size done first with a lot of open field to be developed for future athletic fields and more at a later date. Plus, the cherry creek trail runs along one side and we will expand that at a later date," Smullen said.
The Town set aside roughly $5 million to complete the first phase of the project, which will develop approximately 12 acres to form the heart of the future regional park.
The Cobblestone Ranch Park grand opening is set for 5 to 8 p.m. June 29 at 8571 Castle Oaks Dr. in Castle Rock. The grand opening is free to the public and will include carnival games, live music, food trucks and more.