Discovery Park

Location


20115 E. Mainstreet
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Directions


From Mainstreet and Parker Road, take Mainstreet east to where it dead ends into Pine Lane. The park is located on the northwest corner of Mainstreet and Pine Lane.
 

Acreage


1.4 acres
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Located next to Parker’s new library, the park and plaza on Mainstreet and Pine Drive is a unique destination, which opened Winter 2016. With interactive fountains in the summer, a vibrant ice trail in the winter, and performances and events throughout the year, the new 1.5 acre park promises to be a four season community gathering place.

Ice Skating


During the winter, the Parker Ice Trail at Discovery Park is available seven days a week. One of the only ice trails in the country, the new  skating path meanders through the park reminiscent of a frozen river or canal. Skaters or visitors can stay warm next to any of the three fire pits adjacent to the Ice Trail, or enjoy hot chocolate while watching skaters pass by. Concessions, skate rental and restroom facilities will be available for all patrons visiting the park.

Water Feature


During the summer months, the Discovery Park Play Fountain will be a destination for all ages! The approximately 900 square foot water feature includes programmable water jets embedded below the paving surface and color changing LED lights, allowing use during the day or on a warm summer evening. The Discovery Park Play Fountain is expected to be open as of Memorial Day weekend, weather permitting. The hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with the exception of special events. The Discovery Park Play Fountain features advanced rain and wind sensors, as well as state-of-the-art water treatment and recirculation systems. In the event of inclement weather, the Play Fountain will shut off. Please be aware of the Play Fountain rules.   
  

Performance Stage


Parker residents love to be entertained, so a performance stage is located at the north end of the park for concerts or performances. The park is equipped with sound and lighting to enhance your musical experience and a large lawn allows for casual seating.

Public Art

 
Discovery Park features the larger than life "Ball and Jacks" sculpture, which serves as a gateway to the east end of downtown Parker. The artist, Christopher Weed of Colorado Springs, says the sculpture, like the park itself, speaks to a simpler time of connection to friends, family and community.