June 2017

Enjoy Parks, Trails and Open Space Activities in the City this summer

The spring and summer months in Colorado are ideal for outdoor adventures! Explore the parks, trails and open space areas in Castle Pines. There are endless opportunities in and around the community to explore! 

The splash pad at Elk Ridge Park is open daily, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and the toilets at the park are open for the season.


Castle Pines Among the Safest Cities in Colorado

According to a recent study by LendEDU, the City of Castle Pines ranks as one of the top ten safest cities in Colorado.

Using licensed data, each city's crime risk index was rated against state and national averages. Based on the crime index in Castle Pines, the City has been identified as the 9th safest city in the state.


Goats return to Castle Pines

For the third year in a row, the PineRidge Homeowners Association in Castle Pines has hired Goat Green, LLC and their herd of goats to help work the fire adaptive community. On June 12, 300 goats arrived in Castle Pines to eat through oak groves in the open space areas of three homeowners associations: PineRidge, Buffalo Ridge, and The Retreat. The goal of using goats in fire mitigation is to reduce vertical and horizontal continuity of vegetation to prevent fire from spreading quickly and from getting into trees where it is harder to put out. 

Attend GOAT-ucation Day on June 24 - click the link below or check out the calendar section for more details!


Temporary Detour at Lagae Road Roundabout Begins Today

Beginning Friday, June 23, traffic will be rerouted on Lagae Rd. north of the southern roundabout, bypassing it completely. The new Lagae Road detour is designed to accommodate final construction of the roundabout.

These road improvements are part of the construction of the Castle Pines Valley development. Learn more about Castle Pines Valley or contact the construction team at 303.537.8020.

The detour is expected to remain in place for several months.

Students Invited to Join the Cast of "Jack and the Beanstalk"

The Castle Pines Arts & Cultural Foundation is bringing children's theatre to our community from Monday, July 17 through Saturday, July 22. "Jack & the Beanstalk" will be performed at Foundry Church, 7280 Lagae Rd. The production is in coordination with the Missoula Children's Theatre, an organization directing presentations worldwide .

All children entering grades 1 through 12 are eligible. A registration fee of $85 guaranteed your child a role, although all must sign up in the appropriate age bracket, and when each is filled, there will be no more spots. The week will culminate with two Saturday performances. Individual roles will be determined following auditions the first day. For more information, purchase tickets, or to enroll a student, visit www.castlepinesarts.org.

Upcoming Community Events
GOAT-ucation Day!
Learn more about the use of goats in fire mitigation, meet local firefighters, watch Banjo the dog herd the goats, and see the goats in action! The event is Saturday, June 24 and runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the PineRidge open space located at the intersection of Castle Pines Parkway and PineRidge Trail (just east of the roundabout). Partners such as South Metro Fire Rescue, the Colorado State Forest Service and Allstate will be in attendance to share information as well. Learn more.

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:

June Meetings & Closures
City Council Meeting
June 27 | 6 p.m. | Douglas County Library | 360 Village Square Lane

City Council Happenings
Read the Cou ncil Wrap-ups from May 9  
and May 23  here
Council Updates:
  • PaRC Plan Presentation
  • Castle Pines Master Transportation Plan
  • Liquor License Hearing: Golden Flame Hot Wings
  • Ord. No. 17-04 Approving the Lagae Ranch Planned Development & Amending the Official Zoning Map
  • Resolution No. 17-08, First Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Safebuilt Colorado, Inc. for Building Inspection Services
  • Resolution no. 17-09 Authorizing a Construction Contract with Interstate Highway Construction, Inc. for the City's 2017 Street Improvement Program
  • Sign Code Discussion

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