Castle Rock Park Master Plan
Castle Rock Park is the largest park in the growing Billings Heights neighborhood. This 25-acre park includes large, open play fields, tennis courts, a splash pad, and a pond, with opportunity to expand.
Originally built in 1982, the park was only partially finished due to insufficient funding. But now, as the neighborhood expands, the need to complete the park has become more immediate. To help meet this need, Cushing Terrell is partnering with the Billings Parks Department to develop an updated master plan for Castle Rock, which will function as a roadmap for new and existing amenities and features.
The first planned improvement represents the city’s only nature-based playground. Thoughtfully designed to celebrate the adventure and wonder of nature, and built into a hillside overlooking the park, the playground will include all wooden play structures, a 75-foot zipline, and a soaring 30-foot-tall timber tower that will be a focal point of the park.
The design team worked directly with a number of playground manufacturers to build a collection of play structures that are inspired by the surrounding environment and incorporate an adventurous, multi-level landscape of local stone and plants — making an outdoor play space where children and families can gather and enjoy for generations to come.