Deputy Zack S. Parrish III Memorial Park

Castle Rock, Colorado

On Dec. 31, 2017, Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy and former Castle Rock police officer, Deputy Zack S. Parrish III, was killed in the line of duty. This 5.5-acre park, named in his honor, integrates a memorial dedicated to the fallen Deputy. In response to overwhelming community feedback, the park highlights Castle Rock’s close relationship with law enforcement while providing the community a place for both recreation and reflection.

Unique programming and a wide range of active and passive space creates opportunities for users of all ages and abilities. Trail connections to the surrounding community weave their way around permanent cornhole boards, pickle ball courts, bocce ball courts and multi-use fields. At the core of the park, a large play structure, a hammock area and picnic pavilions make this park the perfect spot to gather.

Along the park’s edge, a memorial honors all those whose sacrifices keep the community safe. The quiet and reflective space offers unobstructed views of the night sky, the Town of Castle Rock and the Front Range. After dusk, glow-in-the-dark pathways draw visitors alongside the memorial — their paths illuminated by symbolic obelisks displaying the values of the Castle Rock community vision and the Douglas County Sheriffs.


  • Landscape Architecture
  • Conceptual Design
  • Construction Documents
  • Construction Services
  • Cost Estimating
  • Graphic Design
  • Irrigation
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  • 2019 American Society of Landscape Architects, Colorado Chapter, Merit Award | Deputy Zack S. Parrish III Memorial Park


  • Pocket Park
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  • Trail
  • Trail Connections