Castle Rock debuted its newest community park on Aug. 17 with a packed celebration.
The Deputy Zack S. Parrish III Memorial Park spans more than 5 acres at 2020 Fiddle Road and boasts two play structures, picnic pavilions, a field, pickleball and bocce ball courts, cornhole boards and horseshoe pits.
The community gathering place is named for fallen Deputy Zackari Parrish, who was killed by a gunman while on duty in 2017.
He served in the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at the time of his death but was a former Castle Rock police officer, where he was known for a positive attitude and his love of policing.
Naming the park for Parrish was decided through a community vote in 2018.
The town solicited input before naming the park, receiving approximately 700 submissions, of which more than three-quarters were in favor of naming the park for Parrish. The park features a memorial for Parrish and first responders, which is illuminated at night.
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