April 2019
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Mayor's Message
Aug 2018

Happy spring, neighbors and friends! 

As temperatures rise and the days get longer, I hope you're able to take advantage of the outdoor amenities we have right here in our City. 

Did you know there are 74 acres of parks and 560 acres of open space to explore? This year, we're also taking on a larger, more active role in parks and recreation services, working closely with the Castle Pines North Metropolitan District to more than double the length of the trail system, give Coyote Ridge Park a major update and build an upscale, outdoor fitness court. 

We're also expanding our special event offerings to include family-friendly movie nights, an outdoor concert, pizza parties in the park and a new spring event called the Egg Scramble taking place on Saturday, April 20. 

These events are in addition to the 2nd annual charity gala, Unmasked, taking place at the beautiful Haven in the Pines to benefit Mental Health Colorado on June 22 and the always-popular events produced by the Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce such as Food Truck Frenzy, Party in the Park and Run Through the Pines. 

Download our handy event calendar at castlepinesco.gov/events so you don't miss out on all the fun! 

I look forward to seeing you out on the trails and enjoying our fun community events this spring.

Sincerely, 
Mayor Tera Radloff
      

Grab a Basket for the Egg Scramble
Celebrate the beginning of spring with a festive egg hunt for children up to age eleven.  In addition to the egg hunt, attendees can enjoy hot cocoa, coffee, donut s and photos with a special big-eared guest.
 
Saturday, April 20
10 a.m. (rain or shine)
The Ridge golf course driving range - 1414 Castle Pines Pkwy.

Don't forget to bring a basket to collect all your eggs and look for the  designated egg-hunting areas based on age.   

A few special eggs contain prizes including: 
  • Free golf lesson
  • Bowling party
  • Gift cards from local businesses 
On-street parking will be available along Castle Pines Parkway.  

      

Election Day - May 14
Ballots arrive in mailboxes at the end of April 

Castle Pines will hold a special mail ballot election on Tuesday, May 14 . If you don't know your voter status or wish to register, visit govotecolorado.com . Ballots will be mailed around April 22, with expected delivery the last week of April. 

You may register to vote up until Election Day - May 14 - but ballots cannot be mailed after April 29.  If you register to vote after April 29 , you will need to pick up your ballot at the City Offices (360 Village Square Lane, Suite B, Castle Pines, CO).  If registering to vote on Election Day (May 14 ), you will need to register in person at the Douglas County Elections Offices, 125 Stephanie Place, Castle Rock, CO.

If you have election questions, please contact Tobi Basile, City Clerk, at tobi.basile@castlepinesco.gov or 303-705-0226. 

      


Don't Step In It!
... pick up after your pets, please 

The springtime weather means more residents are enjoying our outdoors space--along with their furry friends. Please help keep our parks, trails and sidewalks clear of pet waste by picking up after your dog. All parks within the City require that your dog remain on a leash. 

If you're looking for more space for your pet to roam, visit Glendale Farm Open Space  which is maintained by Douglas County and includes a 17-acre off-leash dog park. 
      

Playground Equipment Dedication at Coyote Ridge Park 

A new net climber at Coyote Ridge Park was recently installed, offering a new, inclusive place to play for individuals on the autism spectrum and those with physical limitations.

Join us as we celebrate and recognize those who helped make this project a reality!

Saturday, April 13
10:00 a.m. - ribbon cutting ceremony
Coyote Ridge Park - 7485 Serena Dr.

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, enjoy refreshments courtesy of the City of Castle Pines. Learn about the students at Timber Trail Elementary who were instrumental in bringing the new equipment to Coyote Ridge Park and the community partners who made it happen. 
      



Event Volunteers Needed

Are you or a family member interested in helping make the City's events great? Volunteers are needed throughout the summer to assist special event staff with set up, clean up, logistics, and more. 

The first event of the season is The Egg Scramble, a new spring egg hunt on Saturday, April 20 at The Ridge driving range. Volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and will help distribute eggs, set up and pick up after the event. There is also an opportunity for a community member to dress in a festive bunny costume for a fun photo op. 

High school students looking for service hours and adults are invited to contact Jolene Richardson, Event Coordinator, at jolene@castlepinesco.gov for more information.
      

Upcoming Community Events 

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Properly dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs at any of the three drop-off sites in Douglas County.
  • Castle Rock Police Department: 100 Perry Street
  • Lone Tree Police Department: 9220 Kimmer Drive
  • Douglas County Sheriff's Office (Highlands Ranch Substation): 9250 Zotos Drive
Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse. Take-back programs are a great way to ensure your medications don't get in the wrong hands. Visit the  DEA's website  for more information.
 
Evening Chat with Mayor Radloff
Thursday, May 9, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Castle Pines Library (360 Village Square Lane)
Join Mayor Tera Radloff over refreshments to ask questions and provide feedback about what's going on in the community. Drop in as you are able for this informal opportunity to connect with Mayor Radloff. 

Farmers Market 2019 - Mark your calendar!
Beginning Wednesday June 5, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., in the Castle Pines Marketplace (old Safeway shopping center) every Wednesday through late September. Enjoy exceptional produce from Palizzi Farm and Forte Fruits. You'll also find Bavarian Sausage Express, Jahmu Chai Milk, Level 47 Bakery, Redemption Road Coffee and other delights. For more information, contact Robin at 303.884.8735 or visit  boulders5280urbanmarket.com
      
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April Meetings 

April 23 | City Council Meeting - 5:30 p.m. Study Session, 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting, 360 Village Square Lane

April 25 | Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting - 6:00 p.m., 360 Village Square Lane
      

City Council Happenings

View meeting agendas, minutes and videos online
Recent Council action items include:
  • Resolution 19-12, A Resolution Approving the 2017 Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan
  • Resolution 19-13, A Resolution Approving The Canyons Filing No. 1, 2nd Amendment Final Plat; Case No. FP 18-007
  • Ordinance 19-01, An Ordinance Approving The Canyons Planned Development Plan, First Amendment, Case No. ZR 18-002, and Amending the Official Zoning Map on First Reading
  • Ordinance 19-02, An Ordinance Approving a First Amendment to The Canyons Annexation and Development Agreement on First Reading
  • Ordinance 19-03, An Ordinance Extending Vested Property Rights Associated with a First Amendment to The Canyons Planned Development and a First Amendment to The Canyons Annexation and Development Agreement Pursuant to C.R.S. Section 24-68-101, ET SEQ. on First Reading
  • Resolution 19-14, A Resolution Approving an Intergovernmental Agreement Concerning the City's Participation in and Funding of the Douglas County Youth Initiative Program
  • Resolution 19-15, A Resolution Accepting Bargain and Sale Deeds for the Conveyance of Open Space, Trails, Drainage, and Utility Tracts in Lagae Ranch
  • Resolution 19-16, A Resolution Authorizing the Acquisition of Certain Interests in Real Property Through Eminent Domain Proceedings for the Castle Pines Parkway and Lagae Road Intersection Improvements Project and Delegating Authority to the City Manager to Accept Deeds or Easements for Such Property Interests on Behalf of the City
      

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