May 24

[ARCHIVED] 50 Things To Do This Summer In Parker

The original item was published from May 24, 2023 9:36 AM to October 9, 2023 4:38 PM

A boy kicks his leg through a water jet at the Discovery Park Play Fountain as jets spray around him

There’s so much to do in Parker during summertime! Start your seasonal planning with this list of 50 events, activities and outings offered by the Town of Parker. 

1.  Enjoy a free show with the Discovery Park Summer Concert Series

2.  Swim and slide at H2O’Brien Pool

3.  Stop by the Discovery Park Play Fountain 

4.  Make a splash at the Parker Recreation Center Indoor Pool 

5.  Watch Parker’s Independence Day fireworks show

6.  Take part in the Cattle Crossing 5K & Family Fun Trek 

7.  Run the So Long to Summer 5K/10K

8.  Swim, bike and run with the Kids TRY-athlon 

9.  Dance through the decades at the Adult Prom fundraiser for Parker Arts 

10.  Ride over to the Bike to Work Day breakfast station 

11.  Check out the Stonegate Mammoth at Parker Town Hall

12.  Unleash your inner scientist at Parker Science Day 

13.  Gather with neighbors at National Night Out

14.  See Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville at the PACE Center

15.  Attend Parker Arts’ 2023-2024 Season Announcement Party

16.  Chat with elected officials and Town staff at the Parker Farmers Market on select dates (June 25, July 16, Aug. 20 and Sept. 10)

17.  Find all the 2023/2024 Douglas County Art Encounters sculptures 

18.  Honor those who served at the Veterans Memorial Banner display at Living Wheel Park

19.  Visit one of our many public parks like the renovated O’Brien Park

20.  Traverse our trail system  

21.  Buzz over to the Honey Festival 

22.  Enroll in a Parker Arts camp

23.  Enroll in a Parker Parks and Recreation camp

24.  Try a Group Fitness Class

25.  Register for a Parker Arts cooking or dance class 

26.  Make music at Harmony Park 

27.  Adopt a street or flowerbed to help keep Parker beautiful 

28.  Join an adult summer sport league

29.  Join a youth summer sport league

30.  Learn to swim with youth and adult swim lessons

31.  Summit the Parker Fieldhouse climbing wall 

32.  Go on a StoryWalk at McCabe Meadows

33.  Head to 20-Mile House Historic Park to see Parker’s first permanent building

34.  Get a summer seasonal job, or a part-time or full-time position

35.  Walk and learn along the Auburn Hills Community Park Interpretive Trail 

36.  Volunteer at an event or with a Town program  

37.  Rent a park or facility for your gathering or special event 

38.  Work out at the Outdoor Fitness Station 

39.  Throw a round at the Westcreek Disc Golf Course

40.  Play with your Parker pup at the USMC CPL David M. Sonka Dog Park

41.  Celebrate National Park and Recreation Month in July

42.  Download the Otocast app and take the Parker Art public art tour 

43.  Leisurely stroll under the Mainstreet lights 

44.  Party like royalty at the Princess Ball 

45.  View Art Galleries at the PACE Center and Schoolhouse 

46.  Light up the night at H2O’Glow Swim

47.  Go on a sculpture scavenger hunt in July

48.  Recreate at the Rueter-Hess Reservoir 

49.  Plan your own day or days of fun in Town with our Visitors Webpage

50.  And find a list of many more events and activities planned by other organizations and groups on our community calendar