Castle Rock is in Douglas County, Colorado. It is named for the prominent, castle tower-shaped butte near the center of town. Located midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, Castle Rock is part of the Front Range Urban Corridor. Castle Rock's location, low crime rate and historic downtown have helped attract an influx of newcomers to town. Beloved by locals and visitors alike, all of whom flock to the area to experience its numerous cultural events, outdoor attractions, and one of a kind shops and restaurants. From the Town's namesake; Rock Park, to the historic downtown, to the many unique and family owned restaurants, there is something for every history, theatre, art and food buff. The boom in the population has increased from just over 3,900 people in 1980 to nearly 58,000 in 2015. Visitors to town can't help but fall in love with the community and quickly make the decision to call this place home! The communities love for the outdoors and preservation for the simpler things in life are evident with the recent development of the Miller Activity Complex. There is no shortage of things to do indoors/outdoors in Castle Rock, but if it's variety you want, this is the place. The town revels in their western heritage at two distinct events the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce & Town of Castle Rock presents annually. If its truly the hometown feeling your are seeking to experience, then plan your trip to Castle Rock during the months of August or November. The Douglas County Fair, Rodeo and Parade continues to be a family tradition for the residents of Douglas County, Colorado. Highlights include 2 entertainment stages, 3 PRCA Rodeos, Xtreme Bulls, Carnival, Antique Tractor Pull, Mutton Bustin, Stick Horse Rodeo, Pancake Breakfast, 4-H and FFA exhibits - including livestock, general projects and the Jr. Livestock Sale. For those more into the nostalgic experience, the Castle Rock Starlighting is sure to impress even the biggest of Scrooges. Presented by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, the Castle Rock "Lighting of the Star" has been a community event shared by residents dating back to 1935. The same spirit of volunteerism, generosity and love of tradition exists today as Castle Rock businesses and residents prepare to celebrate Starlighting downtown on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.