Crystal Valley Blog

Crystal Valley: Location, Location, Location!

POSTED August 6, 2016

Crystal Valley is one-of-a-kind. It’s close to picturesque Castle Rock, with its small-town genuineness, enticing shops and charming traditions. And, it’s close to nature…which — if you love Colorado — should make you very happy. Welcome to the Crystal Valley blog, where you’ll find out about all the latest goings-on in and around our community.

If you’re looking for a new home, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our brand new website to see all the choices available from Richmond American Homes. Two story? Check. Ranch-style? We’ve got that, too. All ready for you to peruse at your leisure and prep for your visit to our models. While you’re here, check out the Pinnacle Recreation Center — the heart of our community. There, you’ll find a beautiful outdoor pool, exercise equipment, and opportunities to enjoy our YMCA-operated programs.

And that’s just the beginning!

To get you in the mood for life in Crystal Valley, we’ll be posting weekly events and happenings around the area — that way, when you visit, you can pack in a little extra fun! Here’s what’s happening close to your new home this weekend:

Happening Near Crystal Valley This Weekend

Friday,  August 12


Join the FREE fitness fun with POP Pilates this week (each week will focus on a different fitness format). Plus, all classes are appropriate for all fitness levels. Children are also welcome!

Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Phone: 303-814-7453


Crystal Valley Weekend Events

Wake Up and Live

Denver guitarist and vocalist Dave Halchak decided to put together a group of musicians to celebrate the music of Bob Marley, and pay tribute to his incredible hits with some improvisational magic of their own. Party under the lights to some wonderful reggae tunes this Friday night.

Under the lights on Wilcox Street
5:00-10:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-688-7488

Saturday, August 13

The Farmers Market in downtown Castle Rock features booth after booth of fresh produce from local farms, dairy treats, dips and salsas, desserts, baked goods pastries, coffee, jellies, and much, much more! Stop by between 8:00 a.m. and noon Saturdays through September.

Farmers Market, 414 Wilcox St., Castle Rock
8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to the courtyard between H&M and Polo Ralph Lauren to enjoy free live music and complimentary refreshments from Starbucks, while supplies last.

For more than a decade, School of Rock has been inspiring kids to rock on stage and in life. Founded as a single school in Philadelphia, PA in 1998, School of Rock has become a growing international franchise, operating 69 schools in the US and Mexico.

Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd, Suite 437 Castle Rock
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-688-4495
COST: Free

Colorado’s signature sports festival will feature demos, contests, fun for the kids, and a variety of sporting events.

Start your day saluting the sun with some yoga poses or a fun run (1 Mile or 5K), or for a different adrenaline buzz, try the rock climbing competition, or Epic Sky Trek and zip line. With Cross Fit or Krav Maga classes and roller derby and aerial demos on hanging silks, trapezes and hoops, you can join in or be a spectator to all the action with entertaining music all day long.

Check the schedule for events and registration info.

Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Bicyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the annual Pedal the Moon bike ride. This fun-filled six-mile bike ride to moonlight starts at the Butterfield Park Pavilion and proceeds south along the East Plum Creek Trail to Festival Park in Downtown Castle Rock. Decorate your bikes with lights to illuminate the ride.
Fun prizes will be given away, including three new cruiser bikes.
Register here!

Butterfield Park Pavilion, 3952 Butterfield Crossing Dr., Castle Rock
Meet at 7:30 p.m.; Ride at 8:00 p.m.
Pre-registration Fee: $7/children 12 and under; $10/adult
Day of event: $10/children; $15 per adult

Disc golfOkay, so technically, this isn’t the kind of golf you might be expecting since you’re aiming a Frisbee™-like disc at baskets, but whatever you call it, it’s a whole lotta fun! With an 18-hole disc golf course that is almost NEVER crowded, horseshoe courts, swings, playgrounds, basketball, trail access, paved trails and more, Matney Park has something for everyone.

Matney Park, 5790 Lantern Cir, Castle Rock
Phone: 303-814-7444

Wednesday, August 17


Join Nature’s Educators as they report on everything raptor. Discover the various raptor habitats, what they eat, how they hunt and where they live.

Four raptor ambassadors will tell their personal stories and stick around for a meet-and-greet with kids and parents for questions and picture-taking. Colorado Parks & Wildlife will be bringing its Critter Crate, containing bird nests, eggs, puppets, talons, tracks, birds of prey chart, coloring pages and bird books, too!

The Amphitheater, Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
5:30-7:30 p.m.
ADMISSION: Free (*Donations will benefit the Douglas Land Conservancy)

Spend this weekend at Crystal Valley!

Make Crystal Valley your first stop this weekend and learn what nearly 700 homeowners already know: that living close to nature is actually good for you! Come experience the beauty of our community and meet the residents who are ready to welcome you home.

Have a great weekend, everybody!


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