Deputy Zack S. Parrish III Memorial Park

This 5.5-acre park, at the intersection of Low Meadow Boulevard and Red Hawk Drive, was opened and dedicated on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2019. The park includes outdoor games such as pickle ball, bocce ball, and cornhole. A playground, picnic shelters, trails and a multi-use field round out the park. A memorial to honor the park's namesake, fallen officer Deputy Zack S. Parrish III, and the law enforcement profession is a defining feature. Etched siloam stones, steel bands parting meaningful words, a reflective garden and a glowing blue concrete band, will pay homage to Castle Rock Police and the Douglas County Sheriff's Department. For location and amenity information, please visit our park facility page.

  1. Project Updates
  2. Background
  3. Site Selection Criteria
  4. Potential Sites
  5. Public Input / Recommendation
  • Town Council on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, unanimously agreed on the location of the next neighborhood park – Meadows F18 Lot 2, which is along Low Meadow Boulevard next to Aspen View Academy.
  • On Dec. 12, 2017, Norris Design was awarded the contract to provide design services related to the Meadows Filing 18 Neighborhood Park Project.
  • A draft of the park master plan was presented to Town Council on Tuesday, April 17.
  • Town Council approved a contract with GoodLand Construction Inc. on Aug. 21, 2018, allowing construction to move forward. Since approval of the contract, drawings have been approved by the Town, and preconstruction meetings have been held with the designer (Norris Design) and GoodLand Construction.
  • On Oct. 2, 2018, Town Council approved a resolution to name the park Deputy Zack S. Parrish III Memorial Park. Town staff had gathered input on the name, and more than 700 suggestions were collected via an online questionnaire. Overwhelmingly, the suggestions preferred a name honoring Zackari S. Parrish III, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy and former Castle Rock Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 31, 2017. Both a Town staff naming committee and the Parks and Recreation Commission agreed with the suggestion.
  • Construction of the park commenced Wednesday, Oct. 17, with a groundbreaking ceremony. Additionally, the perimeter of the site has been fenced, which will be followed by the installation of best management practices (BMPs) to help manage stormwater runoff prior to grading.
  • The park construction budget is $2,629128 with an expected completion of summer 2019.