Discovery Park

Discovery Park

Discover Music, Art, & More

A few months ago, Discovery Park, near the beautiful Parker Library, opened and drew the young and the young at heart in with the brand new Parker Ice Trail. Well, now it’s summer’s turn to turn heads! Discovery Park’s much anticipated play fountain and water feature is scheduled to open on Memorial Day. No doubt passers-by have seen the whimsical “Ball and Jacks” sculpture, now a gateway to the east end of Downtown Parker, by Christopher Weed of Colorado Springs. The larger than life representation of childhood toys beckons visitors to take time to stop and enjoy the park, the amazing new library just down the street – and now, kick off your shoes and literally get your feet wet in the splash pad. The approximately 900 sq ft water feature is complete with programmable water jets that are embedded below the paved surface and color changing LED lights – making evening splashing about even more fun than splash time in the day time!

In addition to the hours of fun to be had splashing in the fountain, Discovery Park is also the new home to a fantastic Performance Stage located at the north end of the park that will be used for concerts and other performances. To start the season off with a bang, Parker Arts is proud to present the Discovery Park Summer Concert Series. Bring your picnic baskets, lawn chairs and beach blankets and settle in for an evening of fantastic entertainment. All shows will run from 6-8pm and are open to patrons of all ages; however no concessions will be available for sale and no alcoholic beverages will be permitted.

The line-up for the 2017 Summer Concert Series is packed with entertainment! Mark your calendars now and make sure to catch a show (or two, or three) this summer!

In addition to the attractions at Discovery Parker, a much-anticipated new park will open in Parker in 2017 that is sure to please both dog owners and recreation enthusiasts alike. The 40-acre site, located to the south of E-470 along the Cherry Creek Trail, will include a dog park, trailhead and 18-hole disc golf course.

The dog park portion of the site will feature nearly five acres of space to run, along with shade structures, seating areas, a drinking fountain, a small dog area and an agility course. The disc golf course will be located adjacent to the dog park and will include 18 holes designed with assistance from local disc golf enthusiasts and experts. Also accompanying the park will be a 75-space parking lot with access off Pine Lane.

The project has taken a bit longer than originally expected while the Town acquired more land for the site from an area developer. As a result, the park will be larger than originally planned. The soon-to-be-named Parker dog park and disc golf course is currently under construction and is expected to open mid-June, pending favorable weather conditions.

FREE Summer Concert Series Line Up

6/1 – Tunisia
6/15 – Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts
6/22 – Hazel Miller
6/29 – That Eighties Band
7/6 – Chris Daniels & the Kings
7/13 – The Long Run
7/20 – Dearling
7/27 – The Nacho Men

See all of Parker Arts’ upcoming shows at ParkerArts.org

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