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May 29

5 things to know for June

Posted on May 29, 2019 at 8:51 AM by Ryne Dittmer

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Make your plans for the month ahead with our list of five things to know for June. 

Discovery Park Summer Concert Series in full swing:
Enjoy the sounds of summer on Thursday evenings now through Aug. 1 with Parker Arts’ free Discovery Park Summer Concert Series. The concerts, featuring popular and diverse musical acts from across the region, begin at 6 p.m. each Thursday at the Discovery Park amphitheater.

Feel free to bring your picnic baskets, lawn chairs, and beach blankets to enjoy the open green space or grab a bite to eat from an on-site food truck. And for even more fun, check out the neighboring Discovery Park Play Fountain.

Find the complete concert schedule on the Parker Arts calendar.


Cattle Crossing 5K & Family Fun Trek June 1:
Giddy up! Grab your cowboy hat and stick horse because the Cattle Crossing 5K & Family Fun Trek with RKN Running & Walking is going to make y’all shout “YEEHAW” as we celebrate the beginning of summer and Parker's rich rural history.

Part of the Parker Parks and Recreation Run Series, this unique themed run/walk is a professionally timed 5K and western costumes are encouraged. The Family Fun Trek is about one mile of laid-back, outdoorsy fun, which includes a "duck hunt" for the kids. Participants will receive a commemorative "tin" campfire mug, free downloadable event photos, as well as a delicious post-race pancake breakfast and a chance to win prizes.

The race takes place June 1 at 8 a.m. at Tallman Meadow Park. Visit the Cattle Crossing website for additional information.


Bike to Work Day breakfast station planned for June 26:
Ditch your car and grab your bike for Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 26.

Fuel up for your morning ride at the Town of Parker Breakfast Station located on the Cherry Creek Trail under the E-470 overpass from 6 to 9 a.m. The first 250 riders to stop by will  receive a customized Parker Bike to Work Day shirt, courtesy of Rocky Vista University.

New this year, thanks to Ent Credit Union and Flippin' Flapjacks, we will be providing hot cakes fresh off the griddle. These are the best pancakes around so plan a little extra time in your ride to enjoy a tasty breakfast! We’ll also have grab n' go nutrition bars and fresh bananas compliments of Natural Grocers, water and coffee.

For more information, visit the Bike to Work Day event page.


Stars & Stripes Celebration All American Experience Passes go on sale:
New for the 2019 Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration, the Town of Parker, Kona Ice of South Aurora, Planet Fitness of Parker and Xfinity are offering the All American Experience Pass for July 4 event at Salisbury Park. By purchasing this pass, (2,000 available) you’ll receive the following benefits:

• Exclusive access to field activities from 5 to 6 p.m.
- Inflatables and climbing wall (free), face painters and tot train (low cost)
• Exclusive seating on either of the All American Ball Fields (Ball Fields 2 & 3)
- Best fireworks views
- Enclosed, spacious seating area 
- Dedicated food vendors 
- Dedicated port-a-potties 
- Yard games and games leaders
• 1 Kona Ice token ($4 value) 

All American Experience Passes (in the form of wristbands) must be purchased in advance during one of the following sale dates. Wristbands will not be sold onsite during the event. 

• $5 Fridays at Planet Fitness of Parker, 10901 S Parker Road
- 6 to 8 p.m. on  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 June 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 individuals ages 2 and up will need a wristband secured to their wrist to access either of the All American Ball Fields or receive benefits associated with the wristbands. During the event, patrons can come and go by showing their wristbands at the field entrances.

Per event rules, no pets, alcohol, tents/canopies/sport umbrellas, yard games, fireworks, drones, on-site cooking, or unauthorized vendors selling or distributing promotional items are allowed.

Event seating allows for chairs, blankets, hand-held umbrellas and permitted food and drink.

The Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration is proudly organized by the Town of Parker. Should fire restrictions and/or severe weather cause an event delay or cancellation, or prohibit the ability to produce the fireworks show, no refunds will be given.

For additional information, visit the Parker Stars & Stripes Celebration webpage.


Monthly public meetings:
Parker Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays, June 3 and 17 in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, 20120 E. Mainstreet. The Council will hold study sessions at 5:30 p.m. Mondays June 10 and 24 in the Pikes Peak Community Room at Town Hall.  

The Parker Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays, June 13 and 27 in the Council Chambers at Town Hall.

The Parker Special Licensing Authority will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20 in the Council Chambers at Town Hall.

Agendas, minutes and meeting packets for all Town meetings can be found here.