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 11.
Residents pay $25/hour and non-residents pay $35/hour to help defray costs for maintenance of the fields. 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.
Visit http://cpnmd.org/facility-reservations/, complete the online request form, and return it via email to Patty Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Nagel at email@example.com. For more information, call 303-242-3267.
Elk Ridge Park –
Elk Ridge Park is located just northeast of American Academy charter school. It features a synthetic multi-purpose field, as well as three picnic pavilions. Field reservation applications for the spring/summer will be accepted beginning at midnight on January 10 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 Park 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 (small pavilions). All pavilions require a $100 refundable security deposit.
Visit www.castlepinesgov.com, click on “Departments” and then on “Parks & Recreation” for more details and to download application forms and to 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, please contact Sharon Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-705-0226.