Summer Activities for Kids Around Castle Rock, Colorado

We are well into summer and if you have kiddos out on summer break, this is for you! We have many therapists at Authentic Connections Counseling Center who are parents and are juggling the summer with a mixed bag of emotions along with our kiddos too. We love the weather and lots of activities to engage in but the lack of structure and schedule makes us all a little frazzled and somewhat cranky at times. So we thought it would be helpful to put out a list of activities to enjoy and have it all in one place in case you have a “I have to get the kids out of the house right now and do something” moment.  Leave us a post on social media to let us know your favorite one!

If you are needing more help than planning activities, we are here to support you and help navigate the deeper stuff. Give us a call. 720-370-3010 x100

Here are some fun activities around the area for you to check out:

Enjoy cheap movies on Tuesdays and Wednesday’s this summer at Regal cinemash!

Go out and hike around!


 Best splash pads

Festival park, 300 second st, castle rock

Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch

Elk Ridge Park, 6971 Mira Vista Ln., Castle Pines

Philip S Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy.,  Castle Rock

Centennial Center Park, 13133 E. Arapahoe Rd., Centennial 

Discovery Park, 20115 Mainstreet, Parker

Great plains park, 20100 E. Jewel Ave., Aurora

Westlands park, 5701 S. Quebec Ave., Greenwood Village


Pools and water parks

Burgess Memorial Pool, 22 N. Gilbert St., Castle Rock 

Pirates Cove, 1225 W. Belleview Ave., Englewood

Cook Creek Pool, 8711 Lone Tree Pkwy., Lone Tree

H2O’Brien Pool, 10795 Victorian Dr., Parker

Water World, 8801 Pecos St., Denver 


Swim Beaches

Aurora Reservoir, 5800 S. Powhaton Rd., Aurora

Bear Creek Lake Park, 15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood

Cherry Creek State Park, 4201 S. Parker Rd., Aurora


Outdoor Movies

Civic Green Park, Friday, July 8: Inkheart (PG)

Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, 80125, July 1: Up (PG)July 8: How to Train Your Dragon (PG)July 15: Spiderman: No Way Home (PG-13)July 16 (Special Saturday Screening!): Jurassic Park (PG-13)July 22: Shrek (PG)July 29: School of Rock (PG-13)August 5: The Lorax (PG)August 12: The Incredibles (PG)August 19: Despicable Me (PG)August 26: The Goonies (PG)September 2: The Princess Bride (PG)

Red Rocks, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, 80465, Monday, July 18: The Sandlot (PG)Monday, July 25: The Greatest Showman (PG)Monday, August 1: Summer of Soul (PG-13), mMonday, August 15: Dune (PG-13)



 Calvary Castle Rock, 1100 Caprice Dr., Castle Rock, July18-21, 9am-12pm, $20

 Foundry Church, 311 Castle Pines Pkwy., Castle Pines, July 25-29, 9am–12pm, $10

 Living Way Fellowship, 345 E. Wildcat Reserve Pkwy., HR, July 11-15, 8am-2pm, $50

Mountainview Christian Church40 E. Highlands Ranch Pkwy., HRJuly 18-22 9–12pm$25

St. Mark Catholic Church9905 Foothills Canyon Blvd., Highlands Ranch, July 5-8 9am–2pm, Donation to the Salesian Sisters

Encompass Church11150 Hilltop Rd., Parker,  July 18-22,  $30 per child, $100 max per family

Parker Hills Bible Fellowship7137 Parker Hills Ct., ParkerJuly 12-14, 9am-12pm, Free!

Parker United Methodist, 11805 S Pine Dr. #7308, July 13-16 9-12pm, $40/child/$60/family


June 18-August 7: Colorado Renaissance Festival (Larkspur)