Incorporated on February 12, 2008, Castle Pines, CO is a city of about 10,000 located approximately 20 miles south of Denver in Douglas County, Colorado. Castle Pines, CO is a secluded community surrounded by more than 15,000 acres of dedicated open space, exclusive Castle Pines Village and Reuter-HessReservoir. Within Castle Pines there are 13 miles of nature trails, 4 parks (The Retreat, Coyote Ridge, Daniel’s Gate & Elk Ridge Park) and 560 acres of open space.
Castle Pines is also home to the Ridge at Castle Pines, a Troon Golf Course and The Sanctuary Golf Course. Sanctuary is considered to be the most coveted round of golf in Colorado, owned the co-founder of RE/MAX, Dave Liniger. You can’t call for a tee time and you can’t join Sanctuary, but you can see it. Drive to Daniels Park, bring a picnic basket, binoculars and the view from the ridge picnic tables of the golf course is awesome. Here’s an interesting article regarding the history of Sanctuary.
City of Castle Pines Size and Location
The City of Castle Pines covers approximately 6,114 acres or 9.55 square miles, just west of Interstate 25 at Exit 188, Castle Pines Parkway. The City’s municipal boundaries east of I-25 extend north to the Reuter-Hess Reservoir, east to Castle Park Ranches and south to Crowfoot Valley Road, Sapphire Pointe and Happy Canyon Estates. It is about 20 miles south of Denver and about 7 miles north of Castle Rock. The 2008 incorporation of Castle Pines included 2,437 acres which extended west and north to Daniels Park and Highlands Ranch open space, south to the unincorporated area of Castle Pines Village to Interstate 25. The 2009 annexation of the Canyons property added 3,342 acres, extending the City’s municipal boundaries east of I-25.
Castle Pines Parks and Trail Hiking Maps
Future Development and Expansion of Castle Pines, CO
It was just announced by Shea Homes plans to build a new master-planned residential community in the Canyons, a 3,343-acre development that’s expected to include 2,000 single and multi-family homes. In addition to the homes planned by Shea Homes, the development is expected to include 1,400 acres of open space and 2.1 million square feet of commercial space, according to the city of Castle Pines’ website. This information is located on the Denver Business Journal’s Website here.
Exciting new developments for our community and outdoor enthusiasts!
During the summer of 2015, Castle Pines City Council approved an Intergovernmental Agreement to join the Rueter-Hess Recreation Authority and partner with Parker, Castle Rock, Lone Tree, Douglas County and the Parker Water and Sanitation District to provide recreation opportunities to the public at the Rueter-Hess Reservoir.
The vision is for the reservoir be “quiet”, “calm”, “tranquil” and “serene”. There will be non-motorized boats (kayaks, canoes, etc.). Fishing, camping, and hiking will also be available. However, since the reservoir is mainly used for drinking water, motorized boating and swimming will not be allowed.
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