City and county join forces on 35-acre park with disc golf course
Plans are moving forward for the creation of a 35-acre park with a disc (Frisbee) golf course on the east side of the City of Castle Pines.
The City and Douglas County are sharing costs on Pronghorn Park and Disc Golf Course, which will include a gravel walking path with a trailhead, restrooms and a parking lot near Hess Road and Castle Pines Parkway, northeast of Cross Canyon Trail.
The $750,000 project is entering the bidding process and construction is expected to begin this year, with an opening tentatively planned for late spring or early summer 2023, said Camden Bender, communications manager for the City of Castle Pines.
The park, which will include an 18-hole disc golf course, will be on property dedicated to the City through the land development process for The Canyons. Douglas County contributed $300,000 to the project and the City allocated $450,000.
There are no city-owned parks east of I-25 and the lot size and terrain fit well with plans for a disc golf course, Bender said. The sport, in which players use a flying disc instead of a ball and clubs and follow similar rules to golf, has gained popularity in Colorado. The course was recommended by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board of Castle Pines and is part of the City’s official park plan, which was updated in 2021. Portions of the course will overlook Rueter-Hess Reservoir.
“It’s one of those amenities we don’t have,” Bender added. “We have pickleball courts on the horizon, and this is one of those needed areas, and it’s a good spot to have it.”
Paved walking trails that meander throughout the park are part of the initial work, and it’s possible that additional features could be approved by city leaders at a later date, Bender said.