A month into the new year, we’re excited about the opportunities 2023 will bring, and we’re proud of the achievements of our Town Council and staff in 2022.
Throughout 2022, we prioritized our efforts on key projects and core services, guided by our community priorities: ensuring outstanding public safety, securing our water future, maintaining strong parks and recreation, conservatively managing Town finances, enhancing our roads, preserving our community character and supporting economic development.
Some of our 2022 accomplishments include:
Completed construction of Cobblestone Ranch Park, a 12-acre neighborhood park featuring picnic areas, a large playground, a pump track for biking, a half-court for basketball, six pickleball courts and paved walking trails Implemented water-saving landscaping regulations for newly constructed homes that are anticipated to reduce water consumption by another 18% by 2050 Improved roadways, including by starting work to add capacity on Plum Creek Parkway and Ridge Road, and completing $18.5 million in pavement maintenance
In support of our community priorities, some of our 2023 goals include:
Add four Fire and Rescue positions and four police officers as part of the Town’s ongoing commitment to public safety Continue renovations at Butterfield Crossing and Mitchell Gulch parks, begin construction at Plum Creek North Park and complete the Colorado Front Range Trail within Castle Rock Continue work on the upcoming Crystal Valley interchange, along with improvements on Crowfoot Valley Road and at the “Four Corners” intersection, where Fifth Street meets Ridge Road
We invite Castle Rock residents to view more information on our 2022 accomplishments and track our progress toward 2023 goals at CRgov.com/MajorProjects.
This past year, Castle Rock earned recognition from Livability.com as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live and by MoneyGeek as the Safest Small City in Colorado.
We know Castle Rock is viewed as a great place to live – the accolades and the number of individuals who choose to call our community home is a testament to that. Yet, the Town embraces the philosophy of continuous improvement. We believe, with our residents’ help, we can make Castle Rock an even better place to live.
Every odd-numbered year, the Town surveys residents about Town services, local issues and how the community could be improved. Starting this month, every household should receive an invitation in the mail that will provide access to this year’s survey. The survey invitation will be sent on a rolling basis, with all mailed by the end of March. You can learn more about the survey and view past results at CRgov.com/2023Survey. Town Council will receive the survey results in April and will use them to help inform future decisions. Survey results will be available online by the end of April.
Castle Rock is an outstanding and successful community. Town Council and staff continue to work for you. We’re committed to providing the high level of service for which we’re known while planning for the future to ensure the great quality of life we enjoy today endures for generations to come.
David L. Corliss is the town manager of Castle Rock.