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Castle Rock Recreation Center Groundbreaking April 5

Castle Rock Recreation Center Celebrates Expansion Groundbreaking

The Castle Rock Recreation Center, located at 2301 N. Woodlands Blvd. began a $6.6 million expansion project in early April, and expects to be completed in February, 2006.

The project will increase program space for high demand activities, specifically in the areas of youth and aquatics, and improve cardiovascular, free weight and exercise areas.

The aquatics expansion includes a multi-use leisure pool, lazy river, exterior water slides, splash down area, water play area for kids, interactive water features, and zero depth entry.

There will also be an expanded area for preschool and birthday parties, more office space, and additional parking.

Castle Pines North residents may use the Castle Rock Recreation center, but must pay “non-resident” entrance fees.

Other Nearby Recreation Centers

Other nearby recreation centers include those in Parker and Lone Tree. CPN residents must pay “non-resident” fees to utilize these centers.

The Parker facility is located at 17301 Lincoln Ave., and features an indoor pool with a water slide, a sauna, three multi-purpose rooms, cardiovascular and circuit equipment, multi-station and free weights, aerobics area, cycling studio, and locker facilities.

The Lone Tree facility is located at 10249 Ridgegate Circle (near Sky Ridge Hospital), and features a fitness studio with a variety of classes, a weight room, a cardiovascular center, a running track, racquetball, wallyball and handball courts, and a gymnasium. Water amenities include a zero-depth entry play pool, slide, lazy river, and three lap lanes.

For more information on these centers, and other public recreation centers that are further from home, but recommended by your neighbor, click here.

Highlands Ranch Recreation Centers

CPN residents may have noticed another recreation center under construction on McArthur Ranch Road, a mile west of Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch. While the new center is relatively close to CPN, this will be a private facility, which can only be used by residents of Highlands Ranch.

In fact, all four Highlands Ranch Recreation centers are private facilities for Highlands Ranch HOA members only. HOA dues from Highlands Ranch homeowners will fund the new $15 million facility, which will be larger than any of the “public” recreation centers in the county.

Private Health Clubs

Residents who wish to join a private health club may choose from south-metro area clubs such as Colorado Athletic Club at Inverness, Greenwood Athletic, or 24-Hour Fitness. A new option is Village Fitness, which opened recently in Castle Pines Village at the corner of Santa Fe and Happy Canyon Road.

CPN’s 1999 Parks and Recreation Master Plan included an indoor recreation center for Castle Pines North. In 2002, CPN voters narrowly defeated a proposal to build a recreation center. Homeowners should direct any questions about a CPN recreation center to the CPN Metro District’s Parks and Open Space Manager Charlie Fagan.

For more information about Castle Rock Recreation Center’s expansion, call 303-660-1036 or visit the Town of Castle Rock’s web site at



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