Castle Rock Zip Lines Tours are open!
After months of construction, the Town’s newest, and most adventurous, amenity is open for business at Philip S. Miller Park. You may have already seen thrill seekers enjoying the 10-line zip line course.
The zip lines are part of a public-private partnership agreement between Castle Rock Zip Line Tours and the Town. This means the Town has no financial investment in the zip lines. The Town provided the land at no cost to Castle Rock Zip Line Tours in order to secure this unique opportunity for residents. In return, Castle Rock Zip Lines Tours will give residents a significant discount on admission.
Head to castlerockziplinetours.com for more information. Reservations are recommended. The website also offers attire suggestions and information on weight and age limits. Watch for more zip line features, including the Head Rush Tower, to open later this spring.
The zip line tours are just the beginning of everything happening at the park. Construction on phase 2 has already begun.
In January, Town Council approved the strategic priorities plan, which included funding for the second phase of the park. Now, work is underway on the core plaza, the millhouse events pavilion and the outdoor amphitheater.
The core plaza will house group picnic pavilions, an outdoor fireplace, a splash pad and more. The millhouse will be a one-story indoor/outdoor events center capable of accommodating up to 80 people. It will also have an outdoor pond and water feature that will make it a perfect location for weddings and other events. Plus, more concerts will soon be headed to Castle Rock once work on the outdoor amphitheater is finished.
Philip S. Miller Park
The Town’s No. 1 park priority
The wait is over! The first phase of the Town’s largest park project ever is complete. Construction on the variety of unique features began in the summer 2013. Now, the 270-acre Philip S. Miller Park truly has something for everyone.
The 7.4-mile native surface trail network consists of single-track trails divided into four different, but interconnected, loops with 1.2 miles of paved accessible segments. The trail’s shinning jewel is the 200-step Challenge Staircase. It’s already been wildly popular with fitness buffs.
In the future this active regional park will include azip line course and adventure playground.
Over time, it could take nearly $30 million in public and private funds to build all of the amenities as outlined in the park’s master plan.
The first phase, which opened Oct.25, 2014, includes: the Miller Activity Complex (MAC), an indoor leisure/lap pool, an outdoor lighted synthetic-turf field, parking, landscaping and basic park-wide infrastructure.
Construction of the second phase of this 270-acre park will begin in March 2015. This phase is scheduled to be completed in December 2015. Elements of this phase include the core plaza, amphitheater and millhouse. The core plaza will house picnic pavilions, restrooms, splashpad, plaza area, outdoor fireplace, play features and landscaping. The amphitheater and millhouse includes the an events pavilion, outdoor amphitheater, pond and water feature, accessible concrete trails, additional parking and landscaping.
Printable overview of Phase 2 construction
The community contributed to a meaningful master plan, to which the Town remains fully committed.
Future phases could include traditional play and athletic features, and unique amenities such as an outdoor amphitheater, pond, indoor event space, adventure playground, trails and more.
View a video fly-through of the overall vision of this park, which will be built in phases over time.