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Posted on March 28, 2018 at 10:54 AM by Elise Penington
Spring into a new month and a new season with our list of
five things to know for April.
Celebration April 28:
Did you know Parker has earned honors from the Tree City
USA program every year since 1994? Join in the observance of that recognition and
Arbor Day at Parker Parks and Recreation’s Arbor Day Celebration from 9 to 11 a.m.
Saturday, April 28 at Discovery Park.
At this free event — held, rain, snow or shine — Parker
Parks and Recreation will be celebrating by giving out free seedling trees.
Stop by the arborist table and meet the Town’s Parks and Forestry Team, which
can answer questions about tree planning, pruning and tree selection. Kids will
enjoy a fun activity courtesy of Douglas County Libraries and all participants
can also enjoy a free pancake breakfast!
Parker PD installs
permanent medication collection box:
In an effort to provide a safe, convenient and
responsible means of disposing prescription drugs, the Parker Police
Department has installed a medication collection box in the front lobby of its
building at 18600 E. Lincoln Meadows Pkwy.
The medication collection box is available to the public
during normal business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Parker PD provides more related resources, as well as more information about the program and a list of items which can and cannot be accepted at the collection box, on its Medication Collection Box page.
Summer activity registrations
The time to begin registering for Parker Parks and
Recreation summer adult and youth sports leagues has arrived.
Adult kickball and men’s and coed softball registration
opened March 20 and registration opens April 24 for adult flag football, inline
hockey, soccer, and 50-plus softball and volleyball.
Registration opens on March 20 for girls’ modified
fastpitch softball and youth baseball. On April 3, registration opens for
kinder teeball and soccer for ages four to six, and mini mite soccer for
All registrations open online at 10 a.m. on their assigned dates. For schedules,
more details or to register, visit www.ParkerRec.com/Sports.
Additionally, registration for Parker Recreation’s Summer Day Camp opens April 4 for returning families and April 5 for new families.
Parker Arts has its own collection of summer break camps
for children ages five to 12 in arts, cooking, music and dance, multi-media,
robotics, science and theater. Registration can be completed at the Summer Break Camps page on the Parker Arts website.
Parker will join municipalities and organizations across
the country in observing National Volunteer Month this April.
Throughout the month, the Town will recognize volunteers
and share details on how residents may participate with Town-sponsored
volunteer programs on its social media channels.
The Town appreciates its hundreds of volunteers who serve
on boards and commissions, work at events and provide support to our
departments, and thanks them for their service to our community.
Monthly public meetings:
Parker Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays, April 2
and 16 in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, 20120 E. Mainstreet. The Council
will hold study sessions at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, April 9 and 23 in the Pikes Peak
Community Room at Town Hall.
The Parker Planning Commission will hold meetings at 7
p.m. Thursdays, April 12 and 26 in the Council Chambers at Town Hall.
The Parker Special Licensing Authority will meet at 7
p.m. Thursday, April 19 in the Council Chambers at Town Hall.
Agendas, minutes and meeting packets for all Town
meetings can be found here.