August 2017
      
Speed Limit Reductions and More Bike Lanes Coming to Castle Pines

In order to improve safety and quality of life in Castle Pines, City Council is implementing recommendations to reduce speed limits and add protected bike lanes.

The City will make significant modifications to Castle Pines Parkway from Forest Park Drive west to the roundabout at Buffalo Trail. These changes include reducing the number of lanes in each direction from two lanes to one, adding protected bike lanes in each direction, and reducing the speed limit from 40 mph to 35 mph.

High speeds are also a problem on the north side of the City. The City's public works department is evaluating similar improvements along Griggs Road and Daniel's Gate Road.

Want to weigh in?
Take our Road Satisfaction and Funding Option Survey or attend a community conversation about City roads on Wednesday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m. at the City's Municipal Offices, 360 Village Square Drive. 

      

See you at Party in the Pines!

Join the City of Castle Pines and the Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce for a weekend full of fun for the whole family!

Vino in the Village
Friday, August 25th
The Village at Castle Pines, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Join us for wine and whiskey tasting, food pairings, live music, and shopping at the Village at Castle Pines. Tickets: $40 for one, $70 for two

Party in the Park
Saturday, August 26th
Elk Ridge Park, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Food, live music, kids activities, vendor booths, beer and wine, plus fireworks at dusk.
Activities are free; food and beverages available for purchase.

Run Wild
Sunday, August 27
Elk Ridge Park, 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
9 mile, 4mile, and 1K Color Me Wild Fun Run
Early Bird Registration: 9 mile - $35; 4 mile - $25; Color Me Wild Family Fun Run - $15

      

Visit the New Rueter-Hess Reservoir Website!

The new Rueter-Hess Reservoir website has launched! Find important information on your favorite recreational activities using the one-stop resource.

Find info on:
  • Rueter-Hess history
  • Maps
  • Fishing
  • Birding and Wildlife
  • Standup Paddle Boarding
  • And more!

      
City Council Happenings
The City of Castle Pines will be holding its regular municipal election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The City will conduct this election through a coordinated mail ballot election with Douglas County.

Not Registered to Vote?
You will need a Colorado State driver's license or an ID card issued by the Department of Revenue or other acceptable form of identification. Register to vote in person at the Douglas County Election's Office or head to www.govotecolorado.com. You can verify your voter information, register online, or update your current registration with a new address on the state website.

Interested in Running for Office?
Castle Pines Registered Voters will elect the following:
  • MAYOR: One four-year term
  • COUNCILMEMBERS:
    • Ward 1: One four-year term
    • Ward 2: One four-year term
    • Ward 2: One two-year term
    • Ward 3: One four-year term
    • Ward 3: One two-year term
  • CITY TREASURER: One four-year term
The Mayor and City Treasurer are elected at-large.

Nomination Petitions
Petitions will be available at the City Clerk's office at 8:00 a.m. on August 8, 2017 and must be returned to the City Clerk no later than 4:30 p.m. on August 28, 2017.

      

New Safety Signs at Elk Ridge Park
As a friendly reminder to visitors of Elk Ridge Park, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office recently provided the City with several new signs now di splayed at each parking lot entrance.

To avoid becoming a victim of theft, the Sheriff's Office recommends that all valuables be removed from your vehicle.
      

Upcoming Community Events

Douglas County Household Chemical Roundup
Tri-County Health Department organizes three Household Chemical Roundup events for Douglas County residents each year. These community events help dispose of chemical waste properly, prevent pollution and protect the people handling your garbage. They even unload the products, so you don't have to get out of your car!

The next event will take place in Parker at Shea Stadium, 3270 Redstone Circle, on Saturday, August 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bring unwanted antifreeze, oil, pesticides and other household chemicals to safely dispose and recycle.

This event is open to all residents of Douglas County (proof of residency is required), and costs $25 per vehicle. For more information, view the  event flyer.

Boulter's 5280 Urban Market
Shop locally grown vegetables, fruits, meats, nuts, breads, dairy and many other farm fresh foods every Wednesday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. 560 Castle Pines Pkwy.

Castle Pines Run Club
Are you a runner hoping to meet other runners in Castle Pines? Then join the Castle Pines Run Club! The club meets at Duke's Steakhouse, 363 Village Square, every Wednesday starting at 5:30 p.m. Runs are 3-5 miles long and runners of all abilities are welcome. Meet back at Duke's for a post-run social! Contact info@discoveryrunning.com with questions.
      

Castle Pines in the News
Check out some recent articles about what's going on in, and around, our community:
      

August Meetings & Closures

City Council Meeting
August 22 | 6 p.m. | City Municipal Offices | 360 Village Square Lane

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting
July 24 | 6 p.m. | City Municipal Offices | 360 Village Square Lane
      

City Council Happenings
Read the Cou ncil Wrap-ups from July 11  here 
and July 25  here
Council Updates:
  • Declaration Approval to Participate in the Douglas County November Election
  • Traffic Calming Discussion
  • Vacant Retail Space Discussion
  • Public Works, Parks and Open Space Update
  • Douglas County Sheriff's Office Update
  • Event Management Proposal
  • Urban Drainage & Flood Control District (UDFCD) Agreement
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Centennial Airport Community Noise Roundtable
  • Rueter-Hess Recreation
  • National Fitness Campaign
  • Castle Pines Parkway Road Improvement Discussion


City of Castle Pines
360 Village Square Lane, Suite B
Castle Pines, CO 80108
303.705.0200 | castlepinesgov.com