Festival Park Reimagined

Festival Park receives Design Awards!


  • 2018 Merit Award for Design from the American Society of Landscape Architects
  • 2018 Best Project Award from ENR Mountain States in the Landscape/Urban Development category. Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events


Starlight Movie Night
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Free movie night in Downtown Castle Rock. Street fair at 6 p.m, movie starts at dusk. FREE bounce houses, family activities and food vendors on-site.



First Fridays
New in Summer 2019!
5-9 p.m.

Friday nights in the summer are made for spending time close to home, enjoying the beautiful weather and unwinding from the long week. Why go anywhere else but Downtown Castle Rock?

On the first Friday of each month, June through September, head to Festival Park to enjoy live music, food trucks, and cocktails. New this year, join the 5 after 5 walk/run 5K series.

Western Heritage Welcome Steer Drive
July 26, 2019
6-9 p.m.


The Old West will truly come to life. Watch as cowhands drive a herd of longhorn steer and cattle through Downtown. Starting at Rock Park, the herd will continue along Perry Street before completing the journey right in front of the Castle Rock Police Department. Lots of Western activities will take place in Festival Park, too!
  1. Project Background
  2. Funding
  3. Timeline

Festival Park is the heart of Downtown Castle Rock and is home to some of the community’s most treasured events. Now, this central gathering space has been transformed into a vibrant urban center. This project was planned through a collaborative effort of residents, the Downtown Development Authority, Downtown Merchants Association and the Town.

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 a construction contract between the Town and M.A. Mortenson Company was approved by Town Council to redevelop Festival Park. The goals are to enhance the park, boost the success of the adjacent Downtown business district and create an active public gathering space for both work and relaxation.

Throughout the planning process, the Town solicited input from the public to help re-image the park. The $6.9 million-park-improvement project includes amenities such as a landing pavilion, splash pad, a fire-pit, an open lawn, a creek-side picnic area, market plaza, bridge connections to Town Hall parking, improved lighting and seating, an overlook walkway with an iconic lantern feature and a water-play area in Sellars Gulch. In addition to the amenities, stormwater improvements along Sellars Gulch were implemented to align with national flood plain regulations and provide public access to the creek.

It’s also important to note, traffic will only be permitted to enter Second Street one-way from Perry Street and will be required to exit through the alley north. This allowed for both a pedestrian walkway and market plaza to be incorporated into the park.