Arbor Day Celebration 

Join the Town of Parker and the Parks and Recreation Department in celebration of Arbor Day on the Saturday following National Arbor Day each year!

Date: April 29, 2023
Time: 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Discovery Park, 20115 E. Mainstreet
Cost: FREE! No registration required. Food trucks available for purchase.

Parker Parks and Recreation will be celebrating by giving away seedling trees and perennial flowers! This year, more than 400 Colorado Blue Spruce seedlings and 600 perennial flowers (coneflower and autumn fire sedum) will be available. Registration is not necessary; please anticipate one seedling and/or perennial plant per household, while supplies last. 

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 craft courtesy of Parker Recreation and Douglas County Libraries, and food trucks will be onsite for purchase! 

Tree City

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

Giveaway items are first-come, first-served, while supplies last. For questions regarding the Arbor Day Celebration, please email Jaime Vollertsen. 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.