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xERISCAPING IN CASTLE PINES NORTH

A good landscape and garden begins with a good design. To learn more about how xeriscaping can enhance your home, read The 7 Principles of Xeriscape.

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.

Click the graphic below for CPNMD's full color guide to Xeriscape Plants:

Parks, Trails & Open Space

Castle Pines North Metropolitan District owns and maintains the parks, trails and open space in the District. The majority of open space in the community is owned and maintained by the District, while other spaces are owned by various homeowner associations.

Open Space and Trails

Have you explored Castle Pines North yet? The District works year-round to ensure 352 acres are protected, preserved and repaired for residents to enjoy. Whether it’s running, cycling, or taking your children for stroll, there is a trail for you. The 14 miles of trails are 8-feet wide and paved to accommodate a variety of recreational activities. Horseback riding or use of motorized vehicles is prohibited. There are posted trail maps throughout the community to help guide and connect you to the vast open space areas. CPNMD knows how valuable these trails and open space corridors are to our residents. They create natural buffers and native habitat for wildlife and make the District an exceptional place to live.

View the Trail Map

Parks

The Castle Pines North Metropolitan District owns and maintains three local parks within the community. Each park has restrooms, benches, drinking fountains and ample parking to accommodate visitor needs. Park hours are 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from April through October. In consideration of other park visitors, please keep pets on a leash and help keep our parks clean by disposing of any pet waste in a trash container.

Retreat Park

Built as part of the original development of Castle Pines North in the 1980's, The Retreat Park features 5 acres with the following areas:

  • Large playground area with picnic areas and a covered shelter
  • Playground with a covered picnic pavilion & BBQ grill
  • Multi-purpose field (football/soccer/lacrosse/volleyball)
  • Baseball practice field
  • Walking trail

The park is located on Tangleoak Drive, in the Retreat neighborhood.

Coyote Ridge Park

Coyote Ridge Park is the community’s largest park, with three unique areas inside its 15 acres. Opened in 2001, residents enjoy these features:

  • Upper park - baseball fields
  • Lower park - a multi-purpose field (football/soccer/lacrosse/volleyball)
  • Skate park - skateboard facility with shaded pavilions and picnic tables
  • Playground with 3 covered picnic pavilions & BBQ grills

Coyote Ridge Park is located Northeast of Monarch Boulevard and Hidden Pointe Boulevard.


Daniel’s Gate Park

Since 2001, the two-acre Daniel’s Gate Park has provided enjoyment for all ages. The park offers residents and visitors distinct areas for various activities; these include:

  • Multi-purpose grass playing field (football/soccer/lacrosse/volleyball)
  • Playground with infant and toddler swings
  • Shaded gazebo

Daniel’s Gate Park can be accessed at Grigs Road near Turquoise Terrace Street, the park is located on the north side of the Turquoise Terrace neighborhood.

Elk Ridge Park

Elk Ridge Park is owned and operated by the City of Castle Pines. The 12-acre park opened in 2011 in Castle Pines North and includes these features:

  • Multi-purpose turf field
  • Playground and climbing wall
  • Splash pad
  • Picnic pavilions
  • Walking trails
  • Maze
  • Art and educational features that teach the early history of Colorado

Elk Ridge Park is located off of Lagae Road, south of Castle Pines Parkway. For more information and to make reservations, call 303-705-0200.

Open Space & Trails Questions

For questions and suggestions regarding the District’s open space and trail system, please call 303-668-8550.