Work has begun on phase two of The Town of Castle Rock’s 270-acre Philip S. Miller Park, located on the western edge of town. The nearly $8 million project, targeted for a December completion, features an open space and several key recreational amenities.
A centerpiece of the project will be the 2,500 seat amphitheater and stage. The massive steel structure with a curving fabric canopy will be available for community events as well as professional performing acts. A core plaza will feature picnic pavilions with outdoor fireplaces, restrooms, a splash pad, and a playground area for children. Utilizing stone, veneer, and wood finishes, the park structures attempt to draw park goers into their natural surroundings. A 2,850 square foot Millhouse will be available for use as meeting space, a wedding venue, or a variety of other uses. Two ponds are being constructed adjacent to the Millhouse.
The park was for years agricultural property virtually untouched by human hands. In transforming the area into a municipal park, large boulders are being shipped in from Wyoming to be used as integral park elements. Some of the boulders, as large as a bus and weighing 16-tons, will be strategically located to complement other park features. A one-half mile asphalt pedestrian path will connect nearby Wolfensberger Road with the park’s amphitheater.