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Jul 31

5 things to know for August

Posted on July 31, 2019 at 10:48 AM by Ryne Dittmer

Gazebo Summer

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


Parker Arts 2019/2020 season unveiled:
Get ready for “Matilda, The Musical,” chef Duff Goldman from “Ace of Cakes,” Gentri, “9 to 5: The Musical,” Melissa Etheridge and more to headline the PACE Center and The Schoolhouse stages over the next year as Parker Arts has announced its 2019/2020 season.

Tickets for the many scheduled national and local touring acts, stage productions, music performances, family acts, comedy nights and more are available to the general public as of Aug. 1. Purchase tickets from Parker Arts online or by visiting the PACE Center Box Office, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave.


So Long to Summer 5K/10K & Family Fun Trek Aug. 10:
There's still time this summer to set and reach your goals with Parker Parks and Recreation’s So Long to Summer 5K /10K & Family Fun Trek with RNK Running & Walking on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Salisbury Park.

Part of the Parker Parks and Recreation Run Series, the So Long to Summer 5K/10K is professionally timed and the Family Fun Trek is about one mile of laid-back, outdoorsy fun, which includes a “duck hunt” for the kids. The free Kids’ Dash for children 8 and under will follow the run; no registration necessary.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Parks and Recreation Scholarship Program, which helps Parker families with limited financial resources participate in Town recreation programs and facilities.

Register for the 5K/10K portion of the event on the So Long to Summer webpage.


Let’s Talk Parker Farmer’s Market booth Aug. 18:
The third and final Let’s Talk Parker booth at the Parker Farmer’s Market will take place on Sunday, Aug. 18.

Stop by our tent to chat with a Town staff member or Councilmember. Get to know the people behind the government titles, learn about new projects and initiatives or just find an answer to a question that’s been on your mind. Staff members from various Town departments including the Town Administrator’s Office, Communications, Parks and Recreation, and Police will be on hand to help provide the information that you’re looking for.

This month’s booth will also spotlight the Town’s community engagement website, Let’s Talk Parker, and encourage visitors to register for the website to begin providing their own feedback on Town projects and initiatives.


Annual parks and recreation facility maintenance closures planned:
Please be advised of upcoming week-long facility closures of both the Parker Recreation Center and Parker Fieldhouse.

The Recreation Center will be closed for annual maintenance July 29 through Aug. 4. Membership will be honored at the Parker Fieldhouse and H2O'Brien pool during this time.

The Parker Fieldhouse will be closed for annual maintenance Aug. 26 through Sept. 2. Memberships will be honored at the Parker Recreation Center at this time.


Monthly public meetings:
Parker Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 5 and 19 in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, 20120 E. Mainstreet. The Council will hold study sessions at 5:30 p.m. Mondays Aug. 12 and 26 in the Pikes Peak Community Room at Town Hall. 

The Parker Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 1, 8 and 22 in the Council Chambers at Town Hall.

The Parker Special Licensing Authority will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 in the Council Chambers at Town Hall.

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