Arbor Day Celebration
Join the Town of Parker and the Parks and Recreation Department in celebration of Arbor Day on the Saturday following Arbor Day each year!
Date: April 30, 2022
Time: Sessions; 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m.; the seedling trees and perennial flowers will be offered at each session
Location: Discovery Park, 20115 E. Mainstreet
Cost: FREE! Registration is required; please register ONCE for your entire household. Registration opened April 1.
Parker Parks and Recreation will be celebrating by giving away seedling trees and perennial flowers! This year, a bare root chokecherry tree/shrub and perennial flowers, including columbines, black-eyed susans and coneflowers will be available; click here for a tree/flower menu. Please anticipate one seedling and/or perennial plant per household.
Be sure to stop by the arborist table and meet the Town’s Parks and Forestry team. They can answer questions about tree planting, pruning and tree selection. Learn how to take care of your trees and make them last. Additional vendors will be on-hand to offer environmental information, kids will enjoy a fun activity courtesy of Parker Recreation and Douglas County Libraries, and Flippin' Flapjacks will be serving up pancakes! Household registration is required to guarantee your tree/plant and pancakes. For those that don't register, please stop by at 11 a.m. and remaining items will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Arbor Day is a fun educational event for the whole family and is an important piece to keeping Parker named as a “Tree City USA.” The Tree City USA® program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. Parker has been named as a Tree City USA each year since 1994! In order to maintain this title, a commitment must be made to enhance the public’s awareness of trees within the community through events and educational opportunities such as the annual Arbor Day Celebration. The Town must also spend at least $2 per resident on tree care such as planting and pruning.
Additional Event Information
Registration is required to guarantee your tree/plant and pancakes. Each household must register for one timeslot: 9, 9:45 or 10:30 a.m. The single registration will cover all individuals in the household. This event is held rain, snow or shine. For questions regarding the Arbor Day Celebration, please email Jaime Vollertsen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch our instructional video on how to plant a tree, presented by Parker’s Parks and Recreation Department and view the Colorado State Forest Service planting guide.
Enjoy photos from events on the Parks and Recreation Facebook page.