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xERISCAPING IN CASTLE PINES NORTH

A good landscape and garden begins with a good design. To learn how Xeriscaping can enhance your home and save you money on your water bill, read The 7 Principles of Xeriscape. You will also find information on water saving Bluegrass alternatives in this document.

Although the Front Range presents a special set of challenges for growing trees, the desire to have a large shade tree in your yard can be a reality. Learn more about caring for your trees in Castle Pines North.

Want to know the proper way to plant trees and shrubs? Our Tree and Shrub Planting Guidelines can get your plants off to the right start.

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Recent News

Castle Pines North Metro District Reaches Agreement with the Ridge

A 20-year water supply agreement has been renewed between the Castle Pines North Metropolitan District (CPNMD) and the Ridge at Castle Pines North golf course.

The new agreement, which will be signed by the Metro District’s board of directors at the May 16th meeting, extends the District’s ability to provide up to 240 acre feet of treated effluent water (reclaimed water from sewer treatment) to irrigate the golf course. The Ridge has irrigated the course this way since it was completed in 1997, governed by an initial 20-year pact.

The Metro District has the ability to reduce the amount of irrigation in years when drought conditions may affect the overall water supply condition of the District. And under Colorado’s complicated water laws, the District retains rights to the return flows from the golf course. The Ridge will pay $2.66 per 1,000 gallons, a rate based upon the cost of service to provide this type of water.

“We see the Ridge as a valuable asset to our community, and a desirable customer. The water conservation practices they have been developing demonstrate their appreciation of how valuable an asset water is in Colorado, and to our District,” said District Manager Jim Nikkel.

The treated effluent is pumped from the Plum Creek Water Reclamation Authority plant on US 85 to a pond featured on the 16th hole of the golf course, which supplies the sprinklers on the golf course.

The Ridge at Castle Pines golf course is an award-winning public course designed by Tom Weiskopf, and is nationally recognized for its roomy fairways, sculpted bunkers and large rolling greens. It is managed by Troon Golf, the largest golf management company in the world, and owned by an Arizona investment group.

District Begins Median Island Rehabilitation

Castle Pines North Metropolitan District continues work on several median islands along Castle Pines Parkway. The first phase of the project, which began in early March, involves the demolition and preparation for new landscaping.


Last year, a new and more water efficient landscape design was created for the Parkway. The plan incorporates native and adapted plants in a colorful xeriscape. Crews are removing the bulk of bluegrass that existed on the medians in favor of water-saving, lower maintenance plants that will gradually replace the bluegrass. While a few segments of median were complete last summer, the District expects to finish landscaping the remaining islands by late spring/early summer.

Trail Improvements Continue

Be aware of trail closures.


May 2016 Election Tabor Notice

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May 2016 Election Question Explained

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District on the Lookout for Vandals

Castle Pines North Metropolitan District is seeking help in finding those responsible for arson and vandalism in Coyote Ridge Park and other areas of the community that’s caused an estimated $2,500 in damage.

District Welcomes New Trail Signs

Have you noticed anything new on our trail system? We’ve been hard at work installing new trail signs around the District.


Water Quality Control & Consumer Confidence Report

Download the Annual Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report here.