Phillip S Miller Park Grand Opening Castle Rock
Last Saturday we headed down south to Castle Rock for the grand opening of Phase 2, of the Discover the Dream plan at the Miller Activity Complex at Phillip S Miller Park upon a friend's invitation and tipoff about the day's festivities. Thanks for the invite, Alex! After soccer practice that morning, the girls and I made a pitstop at Mickey D's and hopped on the highway southbound to see this incredible 320 acre park after its long awaited opening (construction on it began in 2013.) A chilly, overcast day with light mist and sprinkles at time, but the sun poked out just enough to warm things up a bit. The bouncy castles and inflated obstacle course warmed things up too! There has not yet been a bouncy castle Remy has come across that she hasn't liked! In fact, she requested one for her birthday party this coming Sunday. We have a sort of theme going with birthday parties because the kids love them so much. When something works...
After all the bouncing we took a break and wandered over to the craft table where some were coloring snap bracelets. Remember those?! And you could also make hand puppets from a paper bag and, our favorite activity- collaring! The girls got to use markers! (So forbidden in my house unless I am able to sit with them!) They colored these little canvas bags that they got to take home. That looked to be sponsored by Douglas County libraries. Thank you!!!
There was music, bubble machines, and bubble soccer too! The park itself is amazing with a large outdoor amphitheater which might be worth checking out this summer! There's also the turf fields for soccer, a zip line, and this incredible, STEEP, set of stairs which looks like it could really kick a butt into shape! My friend and her husband say they like to bring the babies and take turns working the stairs by bringing the kids over to the playground area and then swapping. That sounds like a GREAT idea to husband and I, so hopefully we make it down there this summer.
Husband had coaching last Saturday, all of this snow and rain has prolonged his season, but he WON the President's Cup with one of his team's last weekend- YEAH!!! SO proud of him and all his hard work. He is a pretty fantastic soccer coach! Bragging bit over! He met up with us there and just in time to grab a bite to eat at the food trucks. Remy wanted a smoothie from the stand we saw on the way to the food area. The hamburger husband had was pretty bland, but the chicken crepe the girls and I shared was pretty good. We sat by the fire pits and warmed up a bit and recharged. These fire pits and lounger chairs were awesome! You can't really sit and chill around a fire pit with two littles- we were both on guard and standing beside them (these photos are deceiving!)
Overall, we were so, SO impressed with the park, and we didn't even get to see the actual playground this time- the bouncing was just too good. We will definitely make it down there again, and it was not a bad drive at all! Try it on a Saturday morning when there isn't any traffic! It's just a couple exits past the Castle Rock outlets.