Public art means many things to people. It is a form of expression. It documents history. It can be a celebration or a legacy. It can ignite creativity, share culture and inspire conversation.

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.

Creativity Flows Freely in Castle Rock, CO

By Rebecca Treon on August 12, 2022, Livability

Photos courtesy of Mr. Castle Rock, aka John Manka.

Community Resources in and around Town

Senior Living

Castle Rock Senior Center

The Douglas County Division of Adult Services offers a Senior Outreach Services Guide with information on adult day care, housing, associations, resources and other helpful information for older adults. View the seniors resource guide.

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Churches located in Castle Rock Colorado

Looking for Religion and Spirituality in the Castle Rock area? Review our comprehensive list of Religion and Spirituality in and near to Castle Rock, CO here.

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Castle Rock Colorado Communites

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.

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Douglas County Colorado School District

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.   

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Town Government, Utilities/Services

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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.

Town Utilities and Services helpful numbers.  This Directory is designed to provide the residents of Castle Rock local contact information.

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Child Care


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.

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Recycling Options

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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.

Recycling Center
701 Prairie Hawk Drive
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Saturdays: 9 am – 1 pm

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Higher Education

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.

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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!


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

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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.

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Emergency Services


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.

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