Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Parker June Newsletter

June 2019

For more information, to pass along a change of address, phone number or contact person, or to request articles on specific topics, please contact Ann Curry at or 303.841.0353.

Bike to Work Day

DATE: June 26
LOCATION: Cherry Creek Trail under the E-470 overpass
TIME: 6 to 9 a.m.
CONTACT: 303.805.3253

Ditch your car and grab your bike for Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 26! The Town of Parker invites you to join the Way to Go team, a program of Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), and 25,000 commuters to participate in this great event, which promotes awareness of the benefits of biking!

Fuel up at the Town of Parker Breakfast Station located at the Cherry Creek Trail under the E-470 overpass from 6 to 9 a.m. The first 250 riders to stop at Parker's Breakfast Station will also receive a Town of Parker Bike to Work Day T-shirt! Visit

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.

H2O’Brien Pool will be closed June 6-9 during the Parker Days Festival.

Parker Days Festival

DATE: June 6 to 9
LOCATION: Downtown Parker
CONTACT: 303.841.4268

COST: Entrance to the festival is free. Rides, food, drinks and other features require a fee.
It's the perfect family weekend! Parade, food, carnival rides, concerts, Ferris wheels, parades, beer gardens and more.

Join us Saturday at 9 a.m. for the kick off of the Parade.

NEW Cattle Crossing 5k & Family Fun Trek

DATE: June 1
TIME: 8 a.m.
LOCATION: Tallman Meadow Park
CONTACT: 303.805.6304

Giddy up! Grab your cowboy hat and stick horse because the Cattle Crossing 5K & Family Fun Trek with RNK Running & Walking is going to make ya’ll shout YEEHAW as we celebrate the beginning of summer and Parker’s rich rural history! Online registration closes May 29 at noon. Group discounts are available. Visit for more information and to register.

FREE Summer Concert Series Announced!

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

June 13 - Knot Rock
June 20 - Nothing But Nineties
June 27 - The Burroughs
July 11 - Woodshed Red
July 18 - Conjunto Colores
July 25 - Buckstein
August 1 - Boogie Machine


“Safe and sane” fireworks are permissible only on private property within Town limits. All other fireworks are illegal and are prohibited in Parker, including on private property. “Safe and sane” fireworks include fountains, wheels, spinners, illuminating torches, dipped sticks, sparklers, snakes and glow worms. If you plan to set off fireworks, please keep the high fire danger in mind and take the following proper safety precautions:
 - If you plan on setting off fireworks, do it outdoors in a clear area, away from houses, dry leaves or grass and other flammable materials.
 - Keep a bucket of water nearby for emergencies and for pouring on fireworks that fail to ignite or explode.
 - Do not try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Soak them with water and throw them away.
 - Be sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks.
 - Never light fireworks in a container, especially a glass or metal container.
 - Keep unused fireworks away from the firing area.
 - Store fireworks in a cool, dry place. Always check instructions for special storage directions.
 - Never have any portion of your body directly over a firework while lighting.
 - Children should only be permitted to use fireworks under close adult supervision. Do not allow any running or horseplay. Be mindful that sparklers, often considered “safe” fireworks, burn at very high temperatures and can easily ignite clothing.

Fines of up to $600 may be given for each offense. Contact the Parker Police Department at 303.841.9800 or for more information on fireworks regulations.

At the time of print, the Town of Parker has not placed any restrictions on fireworks within Town limits. Please check the Town’s website,, prior to using fireworks to ensure there is not a fire ban in place.

Old Town Parker Wine Walk

DATE: June 28
LOCATION: Downtown Parker, Mainstreet
TIME: 5 to 8 p.m.
COST: $15
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

PACE Center

July 19 - August 4 – The Full Monty
After seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for a group of Chippendale’s dancers, a group of six down-on-their-luck steel workers decide to put on a show that will bare all and get their lives back on track.

Visit or call the Box Office at 303.805.6800 for tickets and more information.

Coffee with a Cop

DATE: June 12
CONTACT: 303.841.9800

Come join some of your favorite Parker Police Officers and department staff for Coffee with a Cop, your chance to meet your local police over a cup of coffee and strike up a conversation.

Parker’s Stars and Stripes Celebration

Make your plans now to celebrate Independence Day at the Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration Presented by Ent Credit Union from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 at Salisbury Park!

New for 2019, the Town of Parker, Kona Ice of South Aurora, Planet Fitness of Parker and Xfinity are offering the All American Experience Pass. With this pass, (2,000 available) you’ll receive the following benefits:
 - Exclusive access to field activities from 5 - 6 p.m. • Best fireworks views
 - 1 Kona Ice token ($4 value) • Enclosed, spacious seating area
 - Dedicated food vendors • Dedicated porta potties • Yard games and games leaders

All American Experience Passes (in the form of wristbands) can only be purchased prior to event day; no passes will be sold onsite. There are two ways to purchase your wristband:

$5 Fridays at Planet Fitness of Parker, 10901 S Parker Road
- 6 to 8 p.m. on two select Fridays, June 21 and 28
- Wristbands sold for $5 each; exact cash only
- Sold while supplies last; you may purchase as many wristbands as you’d like
- Incentive: On July 21 only, every transaction made will include a ticket to enter into a drawing for one free parking pass ($10 value); 5 passes will be given away

Event Week Sales at Parker Town Hall, 20120 E. Mainstreet
- Wristbands sold for $10 each; exact cash only
- Sold while supplies last; you may purchase as many wristbands as you’d like
- 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., July 1 and 2
- 8 a.m. – noon, July 3

All sales are final, and there are no refunds and no replacements for lost items. The Stars and Stripes Celebration will be held rain or shine and, should fire restrictions and/or severe weather delay or prohibit the ability to continue the event and/or produce the fireworks show, no refunds will be given.

For more information, call Brooke Spain at 303.805.3253.

Saturday Skate Night

DATE: June 8
LOCATION: Fieldhouse
TIME: 5:30 to 9 p.m.
COST: $4 R/$5 NR
CONTACT: 303.805.6300

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!