Welcome Home!

Welcome from Mayor Gray
It’s a pleasure to welcome you to Castle Rock! Having lived here for more than 20 years, there are so many reasons why I love living here, and I can’t imagine calling any other place “home.” I’m confident you will love living here, too. 
Get outdoors
Castle Rock is breathtaking. A big part of that beauty comes from more than 6,000 acres of open space – about 28% of the Town’s land area. The Town features 50 well-planned parks and more than 95 miles of hard-and soft-surface trails. I encourage you to get outside and explore an open space, trail or park. Head to CRgov.com/Trails or CRgov.com/Parks to plan your next adventure.  
Enjoy community events
Each year, more than 100 community events take place across Town, such as the Western Heritage Welcome cattle drive through Downtown in August to kick-start the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo. Summer concerts at Festival Park or The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, are always fun. My personal favorite – and the Town’s most popular and longest-standing event – is Starlighting, hosted by the Castle Rock Chamber, which always takes place the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Check out the schedule of events at CRgov.com/Events
Support local
Local shops, restaurants, breweries and more give Castle Rock a one-of-a-kind community feel. Whether you are shopping and walking under the Downtown lights, strolling through the Outlets, dining al fresco at one of our amazing restaurants or sipping on some drinks with friends, you are supporting local businesses. And, when you support local businesses, you're also helping fund Town services like public safety, road maintenance and park improvements. 
Superb Town services
Our award-winning Town departments remain focused on providing excellent services to the community. Since 2011, we’ve been checking in with residents every other year, with a scientific survey, to help ensure we’re delivering on that goal. The surveys consistently show, from the community’s viewpoint, the Town provides high-quality services. You can find more about our most recent community survey at CRgov.com/2021survey. We are proud of the work the Town does every day and hope that as residents of our community, you are, too. 
Community connections
As Mayor, I encourage you to become an engaged member of the community. We have many methods for you to get involved and provide input. Sign up for updates at CRgov.com/NotifyMe. You also can stay up to date on all the Town has happening on our website, CRgov.com, or our social media channels @CRgov. 
For those looking to know even more, we offer an annual resident academy to teach community members about all things Town of Castle Rock. Learn more at CRgov.com/YTA. We also welcome volunteers to serve on numerous advisory boards and commissions. You can find information about those opportunities at CRgov.com/Boards.
We take great pride in our Town, and I hope you do, too. I’m sure you’ll quickly find out for yourself why Castle Rock consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in America. 
Welcome to Castle Rock!
Jason Gray