Feb 28

[ARCHIVED] 5 things to know for March

The original item was published from February 28, 2018 9:07 AM to December 14, 2021 10:07 AM

 The Town of Parker takes pride in offering a variety of opportunities for residents to get involved with community projects, programs and events, and this month’s list of five things to know illustrates that ongoing commitment.

Let’s Talk Parker goes live:
On Feb. 20, the Town of Parker launched a new community engagement website designed to give residents another way to get involved and provide feedback on Town projects and initiatives.

 The first offering of its kind in Douglas County, 
Let’s Talk Parker features information about a wide variety of topics, including potential developments, plan updates, community enhancements and more. A quick platform sign up allows residents to provide comments and suggestions, and remain informed about projects of interest to them.

Parks and Recreation adds more lunch-hour classes, extends childcare hours:
Based on community requests, Parker Parks and Recreation has added new group fitness classes, including several specifically for the lunchtime workout crowd. New programs to the group fitness schedule include barbell classes, Zumba Burst, Aqua Jogging, Boot Camp, Cardio Blast and GroovaRoo Dance.

Childcare hours have also been extended at the Parker Recreation Center to make lunchtime classes easier to attend. Extended hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Website redesign underway:
Redesign of the Town of Parker and Parker Parks and Recreation websites has begun. With guidance from more than 200 submitted resident surveys, two community workshops and input from Town Councilmembers and staff, the planning and development for the refreshed websites is underway. The new looks are expected to debut this summer. The Town would like to thank everyone who took part in this project by providing their suggestions through the surveys or community workshops.

Parker Arts ramps up performance schedule:
With The Schoolhouse renovation complete, Parker Arts has its two main performance venues — PACE Center’s Mainstage Theater and The Schoolhouse Theater — back online for the first time in years and has a full month of entertainment planned. Find a complete list of shows and events for March and beyond on the Parker Arts calendar.

Monthly public meetings:
Parker Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays, March 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, March 12 and 26 in the Pikes Peak Community Room at Town Hall.

 The Parker Planning Commission will hold meetings at 7 p.m. Thursdays, March 8 and 22 in the Council Chambers at Town Hall.

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

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