Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August Parker Insider

August 2018

Art in the Park
DATE: Aug. 25-26
LOCATION: O’Brien Park
TIME: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More than 100 artisans will exhibit their original work for sale—painting, photography, glass, wood, metal, jewelry, pottery and much more!
Stage 1 Fire Ban is in effect until further notice.
Honey Festival
DATE: Aug. 5
LOCATION: O’Brien Park
TIME: 9 1 p.m.
Find something sweet at the annual Parker Honey Festival. Families will enjoy this free community event while learning about the benefits of the honey bee. Come see hives, make a craft, try on a beekeeper’s suit, sample honey, and enter a drawing for bee friendly plants and a beekeeping starter kit!

FREE Summer Concert Series!
Join us in the summer sun as Parker Arts presents the Discovery Park Summer Concert Series. That’s right! FREE summer concerts will return to the Discovery Park amphitheater! For more information about the shows and park rules, visit
August 2- Tunisia

Jul. 20-Aug. 5- Sister Act
When wannabe disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a crime, the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. Featuring original music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Newsies), this uplifting musical is filled with toe-tapping songs, outrageous show-stopping dancing and a tribute to the universal power of friendship.

Parker Arts 2018/2019 Season Announcement
Parker Arts is excited to announce the 2018/2019 Season! Featuring national touring acts like Tracy Byrd and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, hilarious comedy acts like Howie Mandel and Ryan Hamilton, theater performances like Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple and Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire, and so much more! Whether you want to discover new music with our Uncharted Series or explore the arts with the whole family in our Family Discovery Series, there is something for everyone to enjoy! We can’t wait to welcome you into the PACE Center’s Mainstage Theater or the newly renovated Schoolhouse Theater for arts, culture, entertainment and a whole lot more!
Tickets go on sale to the public starting on Aug. 1. Visit or call the Box Office at 303.805.6880 for tickets and more information.

Old Town Parker Wine Walk
DATE: Aug. 24
LOCATION: Downtown Parker, Mainstreet
TIME: 5 to 8 p.m.
COST: $20
CONTACT: 303.841.4268
Adults 21 and over purchase a Parker Chamber-provided wristband with 10 tabs and receive a wine glass and instructions that no wine is allowed outside of any participating establishment. A one-ounce sample of wine is allowed with only one sample per business. For more information, please visit

Saturday Skate Night
DATE: Aug. 25 TIME: 5:30 to 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.
Parker Farmer’s Market
Visit the Parker Farmer's Market on Sundays through October on Mainstreet in downtown Parker. Attendees can purchase fresh farm goods, locally produced foods, bakery items, flowers, herbs, hand-crafted items and ready-to-eat foods from all your favorite vendors.

Beginning Aug. 20, H2O’Brien is only open weekends for the remainder of the season. The pool will only be open limited hours Aug. 13-17. Please call 720.851.5873 for more information.
Movies in the Park
DATE: Aug. 4 LOCATION: O’Brien Park TIME: The movie LEGO Batman begins at dusk COST: FREE CONTACT: 303.841.4268
Bring blankets and chairs and enjoy free entertainment before the movie.
Parker Recreation Center will be closed for maintenance Aug. 13-19 with memberships honored at the Fieldhouse and H2O’Brien during this time. The Parker Fieldhouse will be closed for maintenance Aug. 27-Sept.3 with memberships honored at the Recreation Center during this time.
Parker Brewfest
DATE: Aug. 18 TIME: 1 to 5 p.m. VIP, 2 to 5 p.m. General Admission LOCATION: O’Brien Park COST: $40- $55 per person CONTACT: 303.841.0290
If you are among the growing numbers of craft brew aficionados, you’ll be excited to hear about the third annual Parker Brewfest, which will be held in O’Brien Park on Aug. 18 by the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker. At this event, craft beer drinkers will roam the park and sample the finest beer made by 40+ different Colorado brewers. General Admission (2-5 p.m.) are $40 in advance or $45 at the gate. VIP Admission (1-5 p.m.) is sold out.
Proceeds from the event will go to a variety of local, national and international organizations supported by the CCV Rotary Club, including the Parker Task Force, Project Sanctuary and the Douglas County Support Center. For information, visit

First Friday Under the Lights Artwalk
DATE: Aug. 3
TIME: 5 to 8 p.m.
LOCATION: Downtown Parker
Come visit with local artists during this free monthly Artwalk in downtown Parker through September, located in the 20-Mile Central Buildings on Mainstreet from Victorian Drive to Pikes Peak.
Retire Flags
Old or damaged flags can be turned into Town Hall to be properly retired by the Boy Scouts or the American Legion.
So Long to Summer 5K/10K & Family Fun Trek
DATE: Aug. 11
TIME: 8 a.m.
LOCATION: Salisbury Park
CONTACT: 303.805.6304
Part of the Parker Parks and Recreation Run Series, this event is professionally timed (5K and 10K.) The Family Trek is about 1.3 miles of laid-back, outdoorsy fun. Registered participants will receive a race tech shirt, a delicious post-race pancake breakfast and a chance to win prizes. The overall male/female finishers, as well as the top three finishers in each of the following divisions of the 5K and 10K will be awarded: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+. All results are determined using "gun time," meaning the timing starts simultaneously for all participants in the category. The FREE Kids' Dash follows the race for children 8 and under; no registration necessary.

Homeowner’s Building Class
DATE: Aug. 9
Time: 6 p.m.
The Town of Parker’s Building Division will host its quarterly Homeowner Building Class on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. at Town Hall. This class provides a chance to ask all kinds of building-related questions to Town staff, who will take you through the permit process, explain fees and discuss required inspections. This is a good opportunity to meet the people who will help you with the application and plan review process and also to meet with field inspectors.
National Night Out
DATE: Aug. 7
TIME: All Day
LOCATION: Parker Neighborhoods
Staff members of the Parker Police Department plan on attending registered National Night Out events on Tuesday, August 7. Neighborhood parties that fill out the registration form may receive visits from our Mounted Patrol, K-9 Unit, Officers, 9-1-1 Dispatchers and more. Please be sure to register your party by July 24 so we can get you on our schedule!

Try Out the New Soft-Surface Trail Test Section
The completion of the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan in 2018 highlighted the importance of the Town’s trail system to our residents. In addition to the health and social benefits, residents also enjoy enhanced recreational opportunities and connectivity that these trails provide. With over 38 miles of trails, this is one of the Town’s most popular recreational amenities. Based on the popularity of our trail system, the Town is constructing a parallel soft-surface (crusher fines) trail “test section” directly adjacent to the existing Cherry Creek Trail, near the Country Meadows community later this summer. This 10-foot wide, soft-surface gravel trail segment, approximately 1,500-feet in length, will allow increased trail capacity while still maintaining normal safety requirements. Soft-surface trails are ideal for runners, joggers, pedestrians and even mountain bike users. Once the test section is completed, we encourage residents to try it out and give us your feedback at Future expansion of the soft-surface trail will be based upon feedback from the test section, along with environmental and budgetary factors.