Monday, April 2, 2018

Parker Insider April 2018

Arbor Day Celebration
DATE: Apr. 28
LOCATION: Discovery Park TIME: 9-11 a.m.
COST: FREE CONTACT: 303.805.3267
Bring the family to the Town’s Arbor Day Celebration from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28! Parker Parks and Recreation will be celebrating by giving out free seedling trees at Discovery Park, 20115 E. Mainstreet in Parker. Stop by the arborist table and meet the Town’s Parks and Forestry Team, which can answer questions about tree planting, pruning and tree selection. Kids will enjoy a fun activity courtesy of Douglas County Libraries. Participants can also enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast!

Parents’ Night Out
DATE: Apr. 14
LOCATION: Parker Fieldhouse
TIME: 6-10:30 p.m.
COST: $20 first child; $15 sibling. Pre-registration is encouraged
CONTACT: 303.805.6309
Parents, grab some friends and enjoy a night with adults while we watch your kids. Our talented staff will keep your kids active and entertained so you don't have to. We host plenty of games and activities, crafts, movies, climbing, and skating to keep your kids busy. Children must provide their own skates. For kids who need a little down time, we show a family-friendly feature film and mini-films in the activity rooms. The movie title will be posted at check-in. Concessions will be available to purchase.

Saturday Skate Night
DATE: Apr. 21
TIME: 5:30-9 p.m.
LOCATION: Parker Fieldhouse
CONTACT: 303.805.6309
COST: $4 for skaters or any age. Non-skating adults with skating children are always free.
Grab some friends and bring your roller skates or blades to the Parker Fieldhouse on select Saturday nights for Skate Night! Participants can skate around the inline rink, listen to great, family-friendly music and play games. This is a time designated for open skating with no hockey allowed. Skate Nights are great events for skaters of all ages or teens who are looking for something to do on a Saturday night! Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult while at the Fieldhouse. Participants must bring their own skates. Skate Night admission does not include other Fieldhouse venues. Confirm schedule by calling 303.805.6300.

Shave the Mayor
DATE: Apr. 28
TIME: 10 a.m.
LOCATION: Vehicle Vault
Join Parker Mayor Mike Waid and other "shavees" in supporting the St. Baldrick's foundation and their fight against pediatric cancer. This event will take place on Apr. 28, 2018 at the Vehicle Vault in Parker Colorado. Go to for more information.

Performances at the PACE Center
Apr. 6-7- Wiley and the Hairy Man
Wiley is a young man of small ambition and even smaller confidence. Happy to lay around all day with his loyal Dog, Wiley argues when his mother tells him to venture deeper into the swamp to collect firewood. Hidden in the depths of the swamp is the notorious Hairy Man, a fearful giant who feasts on humans! When Wiley is suddenly thrown into a confrontation with the dreaded Hairy Man himself, will he be able to “conjure” up his inner strength and confidence?

Apr. 13- Henry and Mudge
Henry, who just moved from the city to the country, is having a hard time finding a playmate in his new neighborhood. But he has Mudge, a 182-pound canine buddy, with whom he can share all kinds of adventures.

Apr. 14- The Uncharted Series: ETHEL with Robert Mirabal-The River
ETHEL and Robert Mirabal collaborate to fuse ETHEL's classically-inspired indie tunes with Robert Mirabal's Native American music. Together, they become a culturally rich and inspiring force, bringing this new and exciting style into the limelight.

Apr. 15- An Evening with Branford Marsalis
NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award®‐winning saxophonist and Tony Award® nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. From his early acclaim as a saxophonist bringing new energy and new audiences to jazz, he has refined and expanded his talents and his horizons as a musician, composer, bandleader and educator. So it is no surprise that The Branford Marsalis Quartet, led by Marsalis himself, is one of the most innovative and forward‐thinking jazz ensembles around today! Known for the telepathic communication among its uncommonly consistent personnel, its deep book of original music replete with expressive melodies and provocative forms, and an unrivaled spirit in both live and recorded performances, the Branford Marsalis Quartet has long been recognized as the standard to which other ensembles of its kind must be measured.

Apr. 28-29- Parker Chorale: Folk, Rock, Pop, Jazz…The Works!
Pop and Folk and Rock and Jazz, oh my! The Parker Chorale returns the PACE Center’s main stage with an omnibus of popular music in this exciting new show! This local group of artists needs no introduction; throughout the town, they are known for their incredible performances and powerful vocals. Every note is beautiful, practiced to perfection, and every minute of this show is a treat.

Discounted H2O’Brien Pool Passes Available through April
Are you getting excited for summer? Get a head start on fun in the sun with the H2O’Brien Pool Season Pass Special.

Now through April 30, discounted Single passes are $60/resident and $70/non-resident and Couples passes are $120/resident and $130/non-resident. Families of three are $150/resident and $160/non-resident, families of four are $180/resident and $190/non-resident and families of five are $210/resident and $220 non-resident. Each additional family member is $30. Annual and six-month membership holders of the Parker Recreation Center and Parker Fieldhouse may purchase an add-on pool pass at a discounted rate.

Season passes are good for unlimited admission all summer and may be purchased at the Recreation Center, 17301 E. Lincoln Ave., or at the Fieldhouse, 18700 E. Plaza Drive. H2O’Brien Pool opens for the 2018 season on May 26 (weather permitting) and will be open through Labor Day (weekends-only starting Aug. 20.) Ask the front desk staff at any Parker Parks and Recreation facility for information on purchasing season passes, call 303.841.4500 or go online to

Adopt a Flowerbed this Summer
The Parks and Recreation Department is excited to continue the Adopt-a-Flowerbed program, which encourages public involvement in the enhancement of community parks and facilities. This volunteer-based activity allows area volunteer groups to "adopt" and maintain designated flowerbeds in Parker.

Flowerbeds may be adopted by individuals or groups, but participants must commit to one complete growing season of May through September. With direction and oversight from the knowledgeable Parks staff, volunteers will be responsible for keeping the flowerbed free from trash and weeds, ensuring good health of plant material, planting and relocating flowers, installing Town-provided mulch and maintaining signage or display boards, if applicable.

Adoptees will provide a great service to the Parker community and will be acknowledged through signage placed by the flowerbed or planter. Volunteer sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you would like additional program information or want to have a representative come talk to your group, please contact Jeff Claar at 303.805.3235 or email You may also find additional details online at

Permanent Medication Collection Box Now in the PD Lobby!
LOCATION: Parker Police Department

In an effort to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, the Parker Police Department is now a permanent site for a Medication Collection Box. You can now drop off your unused or expired medications in the front lobby of the Parker Police Department.

The Medication Collection Box is available to the public during normal business hours, Mon - Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sat – Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Can be accepted:
 - Prescription medications, including prescribed controlled substances (DEA Schedule II– V). 
 - Over-the-counter medications. 
 - Liquid medications (small amounts in original, non-leaking containers). 
 - Medicated patches (Used Fentanyl and Duragesic® patches are extremely hazardous. They may be folded in half, sticky-side together, and flushed down the toilet.) 
 - Medication samples. 
 - Medicated ointments. 
 - Vitamins. 
 - Pet medications. 
 - Unused drug injection cartridges, e.g. unused EpiPens® and insulin pens (must be unused with needle still protected inside). 
 - Unused inhaler canisters, e.g. Advair®, Spiriva®, ProAir® and Ventolin® (must be unused, no empty canisters or unneeded plastic holders/mouth pieces).

Cannot be accepted:
 - Marijuana. 
 - Illicit drugs (e.g. DEA Schedule I drugs like heroin, LSD, etc). 
 - Needles, syringes, and other sharps. 
 - Chemotherapy drugs. 
 - Medical tools and supplies. 
 - Bloody or infectious waste. 
 - Personal care products. 
 - Thermometers. 
 - Empty containers. 
 - Medication wastes generated by health care facilities, including nursing homes.

Take the 'My Mainstreet' Site Uses Survey
Have you joined the conversation at We have had hundreds of community members provide feedback on the My Mainstreet project so far, but we still need to hear from you!

This project, a community effort to encourage the right growth in the right places in downtown Parker, will feature many chances for you to provide feedback on how to keep downtown Parker a place we can all be proud to call “My Mainstreet.”

The current engagement opportunity available is a survey that allows you to identify the types of commercial uses that you would prefer to see on four publicly owned, downtown mixed-use sites. The survey provides the opportunity to select from general use categories which are outlined in the Parker Mainstreet Master Plan. The survey also asks for your "big ideas” for each site. If you aren’t able to share your thoughts online at, we will be setting up an area where you can fill out the survey in person in Town Hall in the coming days.

The information gathered in this survey will be used as a first step to find consensus on general use categories between what the community envisions and an economic market analysis that is currently underway. Follow the project online at to find out more ways to engage with this project over the next few months. We look forward to hearing from you!