Mar 28

[ARCHIVED] 5 things to know for April

The original item was published from March 28, 2018 10:54 AM to December 14, 2021 10:08 AM

 Spring into a new month and a new season with our list of five things to know for April.

Arbor Day 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 open:
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 3-year-olds.

 All registrations open online at 10 a.m. on their assigned dates. For schedules, more details or to register, visit

 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.

National Volunteer Month:
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