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Parks

June 4 – Please remember the following while visiting parks, trails and open space during this time:

  • Douglas County parks and trails are open to the public to engage in walking, hiking, biking, running and similar activities. Please practice social distancing at all times.
  • The Governor is now allowing for groups up to 25 for organized sports in outdoor areas with the ability to adequately social distance, and masks are encouraged.
  • DC Parks and Trails require proper permitting prior to any organized use County Field, Parks and Trails.
  • Sports teams may now practice and participate in individual drills. Games and scrimmages are not allowed. We have resumed renting the fields to those teams and organizations that had previously rented the fields.
  • Parking lots are filling quickly, please consider visiting at less busy times – early or late – and follow all parking restrictions in public lots or on public streets.

Douglas County has parks for everyone, whether it be local and regional, or for your four-legged friend, and a mountain bike skills park for all skill levels to improve their craft and have a little fun doing it.  We have them all and even on an interactive map for convenience.  Want to reserve a picnic shelter or a field?  View our Field and Park Use policy for fees and reservation information.

The Towns of Castle Rock, Larkspur and Parker each maintain their own municipal parks. Other parks are maintained by the Highlands Ranch and the City and County of Denver which maintains Daniels Park.

There’s Castlewood Canyon, Chatfield and Roxborough State Parks, and the million-acre Pike National Forest.

Local parks tend to be between five and 20 acres in size and serve neighborhood and community needs. Generally, these parks include picnic areas, multi-purpose playfields, playground areas and more specialized amenities, such as sand volleyball or hard-surfaced courts.

Regional parks consist of areas of 50 acres or more that support both active and passive recreational activities. The primary goal of regional park facilities is to provide athletic fields for baseball, softball, soccer, and football. In addition to athletic fields are playgrounds, group picnic areas, trail systems, restrooms, parking and multi-use hard-surface courts.