Summer fun at Philip S. Miller Park’s new adventure playground
Philip S. Miller Park’s new outdoor adventure
playground is now open. The playground is one of the park’s many
activities for families and outdoor enthusiasts.
By Elizabeth Wood West; photos courtesy of the Town of Castle Rock
Just when you thought the Philip S. Miller Park and Miller Activity Complex (MAC) couldn’t get much better, a new feature has opened – the adventure playground.
This outdoor super-playground sits on three acres and is nestled into the park’s natural landscape of grassy hills and large shade trees, surrounded by expansive views. The playground includes a 60-foot hillside slide, climbing ropes, VIP swing, hillside climbing bridge and net, disc swings, elephant play spinner, hillscapes playground, tot swings, sand play features, and a large dome climber.
The 270-acre park opened last fall and offers miles of hiking/biking trails, 200-step challenge staircase, athletic fields, and the wildly popular Castle Rock Zip Line Tours. The 65,000-square-foot MAC facility features an indoor leisure and four-lane lap pool, kiddie swim area, waterslide, vortex whirlpool, 3,000-square-foot indoor play structure, 5,000-square-foot trampoline area, and full-sized and half-sized synthetic turf athletic fields with drop-down batting cages.
Construction of the park’s Phase 2 area is underway and is expected to open by the end of 2015. The new area will have picnic pavilions, outdoor fire pits, restrooms, a splash pad, mature landscaping, grass play areas, a one-mile looped accessible concrete trail, a millhouse events building, an outdoor amphitheater, a pond, and additional parking.
Philip S. Miller Park is located at 1375 West Plum Creek Parkway, west of I-25, in Castle Rock. For further information, visit www.CRgov.com/MAC.