Parks & Recreation

Creating and maintaining spaces for the health and enjoyment of all residents

The City of Castle Pines is home to several parks and has access to many other outdoor opportunities.

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Elk Ridge Park

Elk Ridge Park is a beautiful outdoor activity center for the entire family located just south of Castle Pines Parkway off Lagae Road.

Learn more about Elk Ridge and reserve your space.

Elk Ridge Park

Rueter-Hess Reservoir

The City of Castle Pines is part of the Rueter-Hess Recreation Authority, a group working to bring more recreational opportunities to the reservoir area. The City of Castle Pines has partnered with Parker, Castle Rock, Lone Tree, Douglas County and the Parker Water and Sanitation District to create opportunities for non-motorized boating, fishing, hiking and camping.


Rueter-Hess Reservoir

Hess Resevoir

Other Area Parks

The Castle Pines North Metro District maintains three other parks within the community: Retreat Park, Daniel’s Gate Park and Coyote Ridge Park.

Daniel's Park is more than 1,000 acres and is the only Denver Mountain Park in Douglas County. It features a unique sandstone ridge, historic ranch, bison herd and a spectacular view of the Front Range.

Learn more about these parks and their amenities.

Park Use Guidelines

Help us keep our outdoor spaces great for everyone by following these rules:

  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times
  • Dogs are prohibited on the turf field
  • No glass containers are permitted
  • No weapons are permitted
  • No chalk is permitted
  • No motor vehicles are permitted inside the park
  • No open fires are permitted
  • No camping is permitted
  • No solicitation is permitted
  • Persons 21 years and older may consume fermented malt beverages or vinous alcohol (wine) during normal business hours (no glass containers)
  • Elk Ridge Park is open from dawn to dusk
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Children on a Playground

Parks and Recreation Lost and Found

If you’ve lost or found an item at one of our  area parks, please contact the city at 303-705-0200.