That Fall feeling has rolled into Parker

Image via Nicole Morton
Sam the Xfinity Scarecrow on Sept. 24, 2022, at O’Brien Park at the Parker Fall Festival entertaining the community of all ages.

Nicole Morton

The weather was warm and the sun was shining bright on Sept. 24, 2022, in Parker for all who attended the first day of Parker Fall Fest . Held at O’Brien Park, the festival brought the community together to celebrate the start of the season.

This was the first year the Town of Parker rolled out the fun and games activities portion in the park for the fall festival. Last year during the COVID pandemic, due to the limitations it presented to the public, Parker Fall Fest was born. Due to the restrictions, the Town of Parker provided a seasonal décor selfie/photo station in O’Brien Park last year. While this year they were able to add a variety of games, activities and even two food trucks with a few participating sponsors.

Members of the Colorado Avalanche were present for their version of street hockey in a rink where kids could participate and possibly acquire a branded ball and stick. Sam the Xfinity Scarecrow led activities and games like sack and three-legged races as well as a scavenger hunt around the town of Parker. This scavenger hunt had participants looking for orange pumpkin signs displayed in various places, trails and businesses. When the signs are located, residents were encouraged to take a photo and share it on the Town of Parker’s Facebook page (@TownOfParkerCO) to enter a prize drawing.

When asked about the purpose of Parker days in an e-mail, event coordinator Brooke Spain said, “Our goal is to provide a variety of family focused events and activities so that our residents can pick and choose what works best for them. We aim to nurture Parker’s hometown spirit, be the best stewards of the taxpayer’s dollars and to bring the community together by providing different ways for the community to feel connected.”