Parks and Recreation

The City of Castle Pines maintains Elk Ridge Park and pavilions for the enjoyment of all residents.


Elk Ridge Park

Elk Ridge Park

Elk Ridge Park is located off of Lagae Rd., south of Castle Pines Parkway. This award-winning park features:

  • Playground
  • Climbing wall
  • Water play fountain
  • Walking trails
  • Maze
  • Picnic pavilions
  • Multi-purpose synthetic turf field
  • Art features and fun educational features to learn the early history of Colorado

Park Hours

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Splash Pad - Open Memorial Day to Labor Day

The splash pad is active from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily.

  • No glass containers, chalk, motor vehicles, open fires, camping, solicitation, weapons or structures allowed
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times
  • No alcohol unless you have obtained a special event liquor permit from the city (only available for non-profit organizations).
  • Splash Pad Emergeny Contact: In the case of an emergency at the Elk Ridge Park Splash Pad, please call Had at 303.598.1595.

Rules, Regulations & Forms

Park Use Application and Reservation Request Forms:

Pavillion 1

Pavilion #1

Resident Fee:

$60/2–hour block

$100 Deposit


Non-Resident Fee:

$70/2–hour block

$100 Deposit

Pavillion 2-3

Pavilion #2/Pavilion #3

Resident Fee:

$25/2–hour block

$100 Deposit


Non-Resident Fee:

$50/2–hour block

$100 Deposit

Turf Field

Turf Field

$30 / 2–hour block for 1/2 of the field

$60 / 2–hour block for full field

Rueter-Hess Reservoir

The City of Castle Pines is part of the Rueter-Hess Recreation Authority, along with Parker, Castle Rock, Lone Tree, Douglas County and the Parker Water and Sanitation District. The goal of the Authority is to bring public recreation opportunities to the Rueter-Hess Reservoir. Learn more...

Other Area Parks

The Castle Pines North Metro District maintains the other three district parks within the community. For more information on the other district parks, please visit our Things to Do page or the CPNMD homepage.


Located on the west edge of Castle Pines, Daniels Park is 1,000 acres in size and the only Denver Mountain Park in Douglas County.  The park is characterized by its unique sandstone ridge setting, historic ranch, bison herd, and spectacular view of the Front Range. Learn more...

Lost and Found

If you've lost something, or found something someone else may have lost, please contact the City at 303.705.0200.