Rock Park

  1. Rock Park Rezoning
  2. History
  3. Maintaining our namesake

An application will be submitted to create a new zone district for the purpose of updating the zoning classification in Rock Park. Currently, there are no proposed changes for the property. The purposes of this application are to:

  1. Create a new PL-3 Zone District;
  2. Consolidate zoning areas within the property;
  3. Align permitted park uses with the activities and facilities that currently exist.

Rock Park is presently zoned as a Single-Family Residence District (R-1). The primary use within the R-1 District is detached single-family residential dwellings on minimum 9,000 square foot lots. Based upon community feedback to consider a new zone district for Rock Park, the Parks and Recreation Department will hold a neighborhood meeting to discuss a proposed PL-3 zone district and the rezoning of Rock Park pending Council approval.

The proposed classification. PL-3, will define the park as a natural area and will more appropriately conform to the current permitted uses and limitations within Rock Park. Neither existing zone districts, PL-1 nor PL-2, accurately define or allow for the current uses at the park.

Existing zoningProposed zoning
Rock Park is presently zoned as a Single-Family Residence District (R-1).

Permitted uses include:
• One-family dwellings, detached
• Small in-home day care subject to State licensing requirements
• Indoor and outdoor recreation
• Underground public utilities
• Various accessory uses including but not limited to satellite dish antennas, solar energy collection, the parking of private vehicles, keeping of household pets, garage and yard sales and home occupations
The proposed zone classification for Rock Park is PL-3 District.

Permitted uses will include:
• Open space and wildlife sanctuary
• Trails and associated service facilities such as restrooms, picnic pavilions and information kiosks
• The star and flagpole located at Rock Park and their related maintenance
• Off-street parking and driveways
• Temporary community events sponsored by the Town of Castle Rock
• Various accessory uses including rock stabilization, rock fall mitigation, public utilities such as water, storm water, electric and similar uses but excluding commercial communication towers and facilities


Next Steps:

An informational public meeting was held on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Residents can review the information that was presented at the meeting. 

A public hearing for creating the PL-3 District will be held through the Town’s Planning Commission meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. Town Council is scheduled to perform a first reading of the ordinance approving the new district at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17. A second reading is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7. Meetings will be held in the Town Council Chambers Room at Town Hall, 100 N. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Time is approximate. Meeting agendas can be viewed online at CRgov.com. 

Provided the new zone district is approved, a public hearing for the rezoning application is scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11 at the Town’s Planning Commission meeting. Town Council is scheduled to perform a first reading of the ordinance approving the change in zoning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6. A second reading is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20. Meetings will be held in the Town Council Chambers Room at Town Hall, 100 N. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Time is approximate.

Copies of the application materials are available for inspection at the Castle Rock Development Services Department, located in Town Hall, 100 N. Wilcox St., Castle Rock, Colorado, 80104, during regular business hours. Please address any questions to Kathy Marx, Town of Castle Rock Development Services Senior Planner, kmarx@CRgov.com, 720-788-2205.