Apr 03

[ARCHIVED] 5 Things To Know For April

The original item was published from April 3, 2023 10:35 AM to August 3, 2023 8:54 AM

A family poses together while holding the seedling trees they received at the Arbor Day Celebration.

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

Arbor Day Celebration April 29: 

Join Parker Parks and Recreation for the Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 29 at Discovery Park.

We will be celebrating by giving out free seedling trees and perennial flowers. Stop by the arborist table and meet the Town’s Parks and Forestry Team, who can answer questions about tree planting, pruning and tree selection. Additional vendors will be present to offer environmental information, kids will enjoy a fun craft and food trucks will be onsite to grab a snack!

Giveaway items are available on a first-come, first-served basis; registration is not required. For more information, visit the event webpage. 

2023 Town-organized Community Events Lineup Announced: 

The Town of Parker is excited to announce our 2023 lineup of community events and activities including the return of Independence Day fireworks! Save these dates and look for more information to be shared on Town communication channels as each event approaches.

• Bike to Work Day, June 28

• Independence Day Fireworks Show, July 4

• Parker Fall Fest, Sept. 30

• Home Decorating Contest, Halloween and Holidays

• Mayor’s Holiday Lighting, Nov. 24

• Hometown Holiday Experience, Nov. 25 to Jan. 1

Give Back During Volunteer Month: 

April is National Volunteer Month and the Town offers many volunteer opportunities through the year. 

Opportunities with the Town and its departments are listed on the Volunteer Parker portal. This online resource offers one-stop shopping for volunteers who want to share their time and skills in our community. 

Those looking to help keep Parker beautiful are also encouraged to check out the Adopt-a-Flowerbed and Adopt-a-Street programs. 

How to Sign Up for Emergency Alerts and Town News Notifications: 

Enroll to receive local emergency notifications on your phone through CodeRed. CodeRed allows public safety personnel in Douglas County, including the Parker Police Department, to send information directly to your phone during emergencies.

Residents can also sign up for text/email notifications from the Town of Parker by clicking here. Notification lists include general news items, citizen involvement opportunities, community events, roads and transportation, Town calendars, meeting agendas, facility closures, snow operations updates and more.

Monthly Public Meetings:

Parker Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays, April 3 and 17. The Council will hold study sessions at 4 p.m. Mondays, April 10 and 24.

Parker Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays, April 13 and 27.  

Parker Special Licensing Authority will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20. 

Parker Youth Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18.  

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