The Castle Rock community is abundant with public art which ignites creativity and inspires conversation. There is an enormous commitment to the arts where residents realize that the arts are important to preserving culture and quality of life. Castle Rock’s love for the arts is perhaps most evident the weekend after Labor Day‚ when the chamber of commerce presents the highly anticipated Colorado Artfest‚ an annual two-day festival in downtown Castle Rock that showcases the work of more than 180 artists from all over the United States.
The Castle Rock Artist Cooperative, Castle Rock’s largest art nonprofit, has taken the lead on several new mural projects around town. Jump on a Pedego e-bike or throw on some comfy running shoes and explore Castle Rock’s many murals.
Community Resources in and around Town
Castle Rock is a prime location for individuals looking for both a rural/country residential setting and relatively easy access to major employment centers. The median price for a single family home in the area is $295,566, with ranges from $110,000 to $1.3 million.View Neighborhoods
Douglas County School District (DCSD) is the third largest school district in Colorado and 59th largest in the nation. DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver Metro Area. According to the Colorado Department of Education, the rates have risen steadily from 81.9% in 2009 to 88.8% in 2013. Castle Rock offers traditional education options as well as charter and alternative school options.View District Site
Town Government, Utilities/Services
Since 1987, Castle Rock has had a Council / manager form of government. Councilmembers are elected every other April and serve four-year terms. Council then selects the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem. The Mayor presides over Council meetings and casts one vote, like other Council members.View Town’s Website
Looking for recreation programs? Treatment options? Daycare referrals? This directory has it all, from A-Z.
View a complete listing of licensed providers in Douglas County, or call 303.969.9666 to speak to a referral specialist.View Human Services Website
Reducing consumption of resources has positive impacts on the local environment. Douglas County Planning Services has identified recycling and reuse options available to Douglas County residents. This list is not all inclusive, subject to change at any time and may vary by store location, please contact them prior to bringing your items for recycling. View the Recycle and Reuse Resource Guide or stop by the Recycling Center.
701 Prairie Hawk Drive
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Saturdays: 9 am – 1 pm
Arapahoe Community College (ACC) has accepted from the Castle Rock Town Council the investment of $3 million in infrastructure reimbursement to construct a Collaboration Campus. The campus will bring together education, business, and the community to create a unique resource for delivering seamless education and workforce training to Castle Rock. Educational partners Colorado State University (CSU) and Douglas County School District (DCSD) will articulate with ACC to create a smooth pathway from High School diploma to Associate degree to Bachelor degree.View Website
Castle Rock News-Press
Colorado Community Media is a joint venture between MetroNorth Newspapers, Mile High Newspapers and Community Media of Colorado. Colorado Community Media’s authority on the 24 local communities it serves is unparalleled. Our ability to make connections between community residents as well as the ability to connect businesses with the right resident buyers makes us the ideal Community Connector. As residents of the communities we serve, our philosophy is to operate responsibly and responsively both inside the company and in the community. In 2012, Colorado Community Media launched an all-new format across its community newspapers and online news media that won more than 95 editorial awards in Colorado.Castle Rock News-Press Website
Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center is a member of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s statewide network of workforce centers, which provide a variety of no-cost services to job seekers and businesses. Arapahoe/Douglas Works! serves as a critical resource to connect people and businesses in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, and throughout the Denver/Aurora metropolitan region.
Workforce Center Locations
Centennial – Regional Workforce Center
Aurora Workforce Center
CentrePoint – Aurora Satellite Workforce Center
Office of Veterans Affairs
“Serving Those Who Have Served”
The Office of Veterans Affairs provides access to special programs and services for veterans and their families. As advocates for veterans, staff provides timely information on services, events and activities affecting veterans. This includes coordination with the Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs and the United Veterans Committee (UVC) of Colorado. The Veterans Affairs staff also assists all veterans in applying for benefits, employment assistance, medical care, transportation and coordination to other services. The Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation (DCVMF’s) goal is to become a valuable resource that directly supports our home town heroes: local veterans.
Since 2011 the Castle Rock Community has grown to appreciate the convenience of having an ER and imaging center right in the neighborhood. Now you can obtain advanced care for many specialties close to home with the opening of the new 50-bed Castle Rock Adventist Hospital. Emergency Resources / Links.Emergency Notification Enrollment