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Community garage sale back by popular demand

If any of the above five photos taken from a previous community garage sale in Castle Pines is your home, email editor@castlepinesconnection to receive a $25 gift card.


The Castle Pines community garage sale has been a long-standing, popular event that residents look forward to every year. For decades, families cleared out the old to make way for the new – and make a little money – all while participating in a fun neighborhood event. This year will be no exception.

Historically, the Castle Pines North Master Association sponsored and coordinated the community garage sale, which brought hundreds of visitors into the community. It hosted one in May and a second in September, with the first event happening 34 years ago.

After the Master Association dissolved in September 2020, the Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce took on marketing and facilitating the garage sale for 2022 and 2023. The Chamber decided to forego hosting the garage sale this year “based on our commitment to fulfilling our mission effectively for the members of the chamber, which is primarily focused on supporting and promoting initiatives that directly benefit our business community and contribute to economic growth and development.”

Not wanting to see a fun neighborhood tradition disappear, The Castle Pines Connection (CPC) has stepped in to help facilitate the Community Garage Sale on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Keeping up with technology and the times, things will run a little differently this year, and community participation is what will make it a success.

The CPC website will host a free online sign-up before the garage sale so that potential shoppers can see what homes are participating, and you can see which of your neighbors are joining in as well. The interactive digital map will be available to download so participants can plan accordingly. The more residents in your particular neighborhood who participate, the more likely you are to have traffic on your street and at your house.

Additionally, kids are encouraged to set up lemonade stands or booths with baked goods, which can be added to the digital map at no cost as well. The map will help people find your treasures, and residents are invited to print/purchase signs if you want additional exposure. This event is for you, by you; CPC is simply encouraging anyone who is considering hosting a garage sale this summer to do it on that weekend. Everyone has the option to participate rain or shine.

We encourage you to take this opportunity to not only clear out some garage space or bring home a few new possessions, but to meet your neighbors, explore a new neighborhood, and support a young entrepreneur or two. Tag us in your social media posts for a chance to win a $25 gift card. Those who register online will be entered for a chance to win one of three additional $25 gift cards.

See page 3 of the inclosed E Guide for BOGO (buy one, get one) offers during the community garage sale from Ziggy’s Coffee, Pines Sports Bar & Grill, and Scotty’s Sliders.

Visit to sign up (until May 28) and to view the map.


Garage sale leftovers? Consider donating.


  • ARC: Accepts most items, including clothing, shoes, books, toys, kitchen items, furniture, décor, electronics (no TVs), computers (no monitors), and household items. Will pick-up large furniture. Drop-off at 7280 Lagae Road, Castle Pines, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Call 303-238-5263 or visit


  • Goodwill: Accepts books, media, jewelry, electronics (no TVs), computers (or printers, scanners, or peripherals, working or not), antiques, collectibles, shoes, clothing, linens, furniture, décor, lamps, light fixtures, musical instruments, crafts and crafting supplies, housewares, small appliances, sporting goods, games, toys, bikes, exercise equipment, hand tools, small power tools, gardening and lawn care equipment. Does pick-ups for a fee. Drop-off at 335 Barranca Drive, Castle Rock, Monday–Saturday 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. or Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 720-492-1961 or visit donate/material-donations.


  • Help & Hope Center: Accepts food, hygiene items and toiletries Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Accepts gently used clothing and a variety of household items (no large furniture) Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 1638 Park Street, Castle Rock. Call 303-688-1114 or visit


  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore will accept some larger items (such as furniture) and building supplies. It is recommended that you call ahead to verify they will accept your particular donation before dropping off. Sometimes they do local pick-ups. Drop off at 7890 W. Quincy Ave., Littleton, Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 303-407-2310 or visit Check website for other locations in Denver, Arvada and Aurora.


  • Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA): Accepts clothing and household items, including electronics (no TVs), books, toys, equipment, tools, small furnishings, small appliances, bikes and musical instruments. Visit to schedule a pickup.


  • Everything is Free – Castle Pines is a Facebook group where you may be able to unload leftovers for free. Visit or search “Everything is Free Castle Pines” on Facebook.


  • Nextdoor: The For Sale & Free section of the Nextdoor website/app is another option to find local homes for unsold items.


By Susan Helton; photos by Lynn Zahorik




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