When my family and I were looking at homes 7 years ago, I remember the lengthy spreadsheet of "must haves" in our new community. We now chuckle at our overthinking because it really came down to one thing. The beautiful Colorado outdoors! Castle Rock was a no-brainer for us with it's overabundance of parks. And with many smaller parks placed strategically throughout the neighborhoods, this was our white picket fence vision. While the parks are great fun for the kids, they also help bring a community close. The best parks in the Meadows are all convenient and connected by many of the Castle Rock trails. This was a key selling point. If you're new to the Castle Rock area, or interested in moving to Castle Rock, here's a quick rundown of the best parks in the Meadows courtesy of lifestyle writer, Aaron Colby:
Butterfield Crossing Park
As one of the larger Castle Rock parks in The Meadows, Butterfield Park features a big playground for kids to play. It also has tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball field and a pool. There’s also a turf field for soccer and football. The large grassy areas make it great for frisbee or a pickup football game. If you’re having a large family gathering, Butterfield Park will give you plenty of space. This Castle Rock park is also home to one of my favorite community events in the summer, Music in The Meadows – the community’s free summer concert series on evenings throughout the summer.
Its space age playground offers kids loads of climbing, swinging, and spinning fun. A favorite for playdates among parents too, Bison offers picnic spots so you can catch up with friends while the kids play. Bison Park is also home to turf fields for soccer, football, and baseball games. This Castle Rock park also has several tennis courts where juniors, women and men leagues play. Great walking paths surround the park, and it’s close to Ridgeline Open Space that has miles of hiking and biking fun. You can find Bison Park behind Clear Sky Elementary school.
Nestled along the Native Legend Open Space trail that connects to The Grange, Paintbrush park offers activities for everyone. Kids can explore climb among the maze of bridges and slides on the playground. This Castle Rock park even has a little climbing tower so your kids can practice being king of the world. A covered picnic area, horseshoe pits and sand volleyball court make this a great place for family gatherings in the summer. Even your dog can enjoy some time off the leash, as the neighborhood dog park is just north of the park. Chances are you’ll also hear cheers from the two big baseball and softball fields — they are home to many tournaments throughout the year.
Philip S. Miller Park
The area’s newest park, Philip S. Miller Park, offers a lot of adventure. Hence the name of the playground area, The Adventure Playground, a two tiered play area for kids to climb, slide and swing around. This magnificent Castle Rock park is home to miles of trails for hiking, biking and running. It also features the challenge incline 200 steps that make for leg burning fun. Turf fields offer a place for football and soccer. You’ll also know that it’s where the MAC field house is located. You can even soar above it all with a fun zip line tour from Castle Rock Zip Line Tours. The amphitheater and Mill House play host to many concerts and events. Fire pits and picnic areas are available to rent for your family gatherings The best part – it’s still growing!
Michelle Ferguson is a REALTOR with Keller Williams Realty Success. Bringing 25 years' of real estate know-how, Michelle works vigorously to make your home buying or selling experience a fun and successful one.
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