Thursday, December 6, 2018

Town of Parker News (December/January)

December 2018/January 2019

Christmas Carriage Parade
DATE: Dec. 8
LOCATION: Downtown Parker
TIME: 12 p.m.
CONTACT: 303.805.3253
The Town of Parker, Colorado Driving Society and Xfinity invite you to experience the Christmas Carriage parade, a downtown Parker tradition, on Saturday, Dec. 8 at noon. Parade entries determine their own themes and bring their own vision of what the Holidays mean to them to light.
The parade starts at noon but the pre-festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. with holiday ice sculpting, a petting zoo and pony rides, Games and Fun with Santa’s Elves in O’Brien Park and a Winter Market.
Santa will be in Town for this great event and will be available for pictures inside the Douglas County Libraries in Parker from 1 to 3 p.m.
Town Hall will be closed on Dec. 24-25 for the Christmas holiday. The facility will reopen for business on Dec. 26.
PACE, Parker Fieldhouse and Recreation Center will be closed on Dec. 25 for Christmas. Early closures at Parker Fieldhouse and Recreation Center on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.

Milk and Cookies with Santa
DATE: Dec. 9
TIME: 1:15 p.m.
LOCATION: Fieldhouse
COST: $11R/$14 NR
Don't miss this opportunity to spend some time with the jolly man in the bright red suit. It is a great start to the Ho Ho Holiday season with crafts, light refreshments and more! Two sessions are offered. Please register early, space is limited.
Free Christmas Tree Disposal Dec. 26- Jan. 20, 2019
The Town of Parker will host its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program from Dec. 26 through Jan. 20. This year’s drop-off site will again be the east paved Salisbury Park ball field’s parking lot, at 11920 Motsenbocker Rd.

Please drop off during park hours only, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., and do not illegally dump any other items at the drop-off location. Commercial tree lot disposal or yard waste is not permitted.
The drop-off is available solely for Parker residents to recycle their Christmas trees. Additional yard waste and tree branches are not permitted. No commercial tree lot disposal is allowed as our elves have a hard time removing all of the tags.
Both green and flocked REAL trees are accepted. Before dropping off any Christmas trees, please remove all plastic tarps, tree stands and nails, ornaments, lights, garland and tinsel. No artificial trees, garland or wreathes with wire backing will be accepted.
The trees collected by the program will be chipped into mulch, which will be available at the same site at no charge to residents beginning Jan. 2. Remaining mulch will be utilized throughout the Town and not discarded in a landfill.
Residents should not place Christmas trees in garbage containers. Keeping trees out of the landfills helps extend the life of landfills and produces a useful resource. The annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program is just one of many ways that Parker residents can reduce, re-use and recycle.

PACE Center
Jan. 18- Feb. 10- Disney’s Newsies: The Musical
Featuring classic songs like “Carrying the Banner” and “Seize the Day,” Newsies tells the tale of a band of newsboys taking on big business to fight for what’s right in turn-of-the century New York City.
Visit or call the Box Office at 303.805.6800 for tickets and more information.

Coffee with a Cop and Santa
Please plan to join the Parker Police for a special holiday themed Coffee… and Cocoa with a Cop held in the Parker Police Department lobby and courtyard (weather permitting) on Friday, Dec. 21! From 9 to 11 a.m., we will have a special visit from the big guy in red. We are very excited he has made time so close to Christmas to come visit us from the North Pole.

Town Hall, PACE, Recreation Center, and Fieldhouse will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1 for the New Year’s Day holiday.

Parents’ Night Out
DATE: Dec. 8
LOCATION: Fieldhouse
TIME: 6 to 10:30 p.m.
COST: $20 R/$22 NR additional siblings $15 R/ $17 NR
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. The movie title will be posted at check-in. Concessions will be available to purchase. Venue times and availability are subject to change. Please contact for specifics.

Saturday Skate Night
DATE: Dec. 8
LOCATION: Fieldhouse
TIME: 5:30 to 9 p.m.
COST: $4 R/$5 NR
CONTACT: 303.805.6309
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.
Town Hall will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21 for Martin Luther King’s Day