Field reservations for spring practices begin in January
By Elean Gersack
There are many great fields and parks in Castle Pines available by reservation for sports practices, parties or gatherings. The Castle Pines North Metropolitan District manages Coyote Ridge, Daniels Gate, and The Retreat parks while the City of Castle Pines manages Elk Ridge Park. Here is how to make reservations:
Coyote Ridge, Daniels Gate and The Retreat Parks
Soccer fields are available at all three parks and baseball fields are available at Coyote Ridge Park and The Retreat Park. Requests for spring practices will be accepted starting January 7.
“The board [of directors] did adopt new fees for use of the ball fields effective January 1, 2015,” said Jim Nikkel, district manager for the Castle Pines North Metropolitan District. “Residents will now pay $25/hour and non-residents will pay $35/hour to help defray costs for maintenance of the fields and to provide for a more equitable sharing of costs associated with maintenance of the fields between those residents that use the fields and those who do not.”
CPN residents can reserve the picnic pavilions at Coyote Ridge Park for $25/hour ($50/hour for non-residents). The Retreat Park picnic area is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Elk Ridge Park
Elk Ridge Park is located off Lagae Road. It features a synthetic multi-purpose field, as well as three picnic pavilions. Field reservation applications for the spring will be accepted beginning January 17, with assignments being announced during the first week of March. Fees for usage are $30 for two-hour blocks for half of the field and $60 for two-hour blocks for the full field.
Pavilion rentals at Elk Ridge are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are primarily for residents in Castle Pines, but rates are available for non-resident use too. Rental fees are as follows – Residents: $35 (large pavilion) and $25 (smaller pavilions); and non-residents: $70 (large pavilion) and $50 (smaller pavilions). All three pavilions require a $100 deposit.
Visit www.castlepinesgov.com, click on “departments” and then on “parks & recreation” for more details and to download application forms and review policies. Applications and deposits can be dropped off at the City of Castle Pines office, located at 7501 Village Square Drive, Suite 100.
For more information, e-mail Diane Spomer by e-mail or call 303-705-0226.