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[ARCHIVED] 5 Things To Know For September

The original item was published from August 30, 2022 9:11 AM to August 18, 2023 10:22 AM

Three adult and two child runners cross through the red covered pedestrian bridge in Salisbury Park.

Keep up with Parker news and happenings with our list of five things to know for September.

Parker Fall Fest Returns for Second Year: 

The Town of Parker and Xfinity invite the community to usher in autumn during our second annual Parker Fall Fest, with activities planned Sept. 24 to Oct. 1.

To kick off the week, join us at O’Brien Park in downtown Parker from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 for an afternoon of free autumn fun and games. The Colorado Avalanche will be on site with their Game On program, a fully mobile street hockey initiative. The afternoon will also feature activities led by Sam the Xfinity Scarecrow, “Golden Pumpkin” scavenger hunt, selfie station, lawn games and more!

While in Parker for Fall Fest, Sam will also hide 15 orange pumpkin signs around the community for a special “Prowl for Pumpkins” scavenger hunt. 

Find details about the “Prowl for Pumpkins” and all planned activities on the Fall Fest webpage. 

2023 Calendar Photo Contest Begins:

The Town of Parker invites you to enter your best Parker photographs in our 2023 Town Calendar Photo Contest!

We are looking for striking images that depict life in Parker — natural landscapes, wildlife, events, facilities, businesses, architecture, weather or even people living life in our Town. Winning photos will be included in our 2023 Calendar and 2022 Annual Report that will be published in December.

Find contest rules and submit entries through Oct. 31 by clicking here.

So Long to Summer 5K/10K Sept. 17:

Enjoy the end of another Colorado summer with Parker Parks and Recreation’s So Long to Summer 5K/10K with Title Sponsor Will Said of The Reveal Group on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Salisbury Park.

Part of the Parks and Recreation Run Series, the So Long to Summer 5K/10K is professionally timed. Registered participants will receive a race shirt, custom bib and a delicious post-race pancake breakfast. The free Kids’ Dash for children 8 and under will follow the run; no registration necessary.

Register and learn more on the race website. 

Public Meeting Live Streaming Moves to YouTube:

Live coverage of the Town of Parker's public meetings will be making the move to YouTube this month, beginning with the Sept. 8 Parker Planning Commission Meeting and the Sept. 19 Town Council Meeting. Please note, the Sept. 6 Town Council meeting will still broadcast live on the Town's Facebook page. 

The switch to YouTube from Facebook, the Town's previous live video platform, will make it easier for more residents than ever to stay informed about local government.

To access these upcoming public meetings, and to view other great video content from the Town of Parker, visit

Monthly Public Meetings:

Parker Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 and Monday, Sept. 19. The Council will hold a study session at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12. 

Parker Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 8 and 22. 

Parker Special Licensing Authority will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15.  

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