Castle Rock’s Philip S. Miller Park is quickly becoming the go-to destination for thrill-seekers across Douglas County. With a massive trampoline area, a zero-entry pool, a three-story playground, a zip line opening in March, and the “Head Rush” Epic Adventure Tower opening in May, the Philip S. Miller Park is more theme park than traditional neighborhood pocket park.
Castle Rock Zip Line Tours Ready for Take-Off in March
Get ready to fly at the Castle Rock Zip Line Tours’ grand opening on March 14, where you can take an inaugural soar along the course measuring 1.5 miles. The course is not just a great way to see the scenery of Castle Rock, the mountains of the Front Range, and the topography of Colorado from a different perspective, it’s also a thrilling ride that will get your pulse racing and challenge any lingering fears of heights.
The zip line is similar to a golf course—it consists of a series of lines, each a little different and more adventurous than the one before. Get adjusted to the sensation of flying on the first few gentler lines, because by line 10, you’ll be zipping by at speeds that could reach as much as 50 mph. According to Castle Rock Zip Line Tours, the course contains some of the fastest and most intense cables in Colorado.
Guided zip line tours last about three hours and are based on weight ranges of 50 to 250 pounds rather than age. Children 5 and up are welcome to participate but must be accompanied by an adult and must have a wavier signed by a parent before they get to fly.
Adventure Time at Philip S. Miller Park
The next big project for the Philip S. Miller Park is the “Head Rush” Epic Adventure Tower, slated to open May 2015. With a 42-foot climbing wall, four rappelling stations, an eagle’s nest platform measuring 70 foot, and a cable drop at a 45-degree angle, the Adventure Tower is the perfect way to test your limits and have a ton of fun.
Philip S. Miller Park is Castle Rock’s largest-ever park project with 230 acres of one-of-a-kind recreational activities and outdoor adventures. The Miller Activity Center (MAC), which opened last October, has a 3,000-square-foot trampoline area, a three-story indoor playground, an indoor aquatics center with slides, a water table, a vortex whirlpool, and a lighted turf field complete with a golf simulator and drop-down batting cages. The outdoor section of the park boasts 7.4 miles of native surface trails, a 200-step Challenge Staircase, and a playground with a 60-foot slide.
Future plans for this quirky nontraditional park include an outdoor amphitheater and a Snowflex complex to encourage recreation and healthy activity all year-round. Philip S. Miller Park encourages adventure and an active lifestyle that the whole family will enjoy.
The zip line course will open March 14 and will cost $59 for Castle Rock residents and $89 for non-residents.