Spring brings a variety of weather, from warm mornings to windy afternoons, from fresh green blades of grass shining in the sun to crisp frosts, which linger in the shadows.
As the days get longer and the temperatures get higher, prairie dogs and other wildlife have reappeared from their burrows under the snow. Hawks glide overhead and the good folks of Parker come out of winter hibernation, bringing spring fashion to the streets.
Empty chairs on Mainstreet patios start to fill up, gleeful pups make new friends in off-leash dog parks and cheerful children return to Parker’s many playgrounds.
Mud season means all shoes on deck, as even long-time residents can end up changing from sandals to rain boots and snow boots at a moment’s notice. Optimistic kids go to school in shorts, but often have to contend with a storm blowing in on the way home. Cyclists pepper the roads, heading west to the mountains on fine, sunny mornings. The growing network of trails is shared by a variety of fresh air enthusiasts on bicycles, tricycles or skate boards, on foot, on leash and in strollers.
Whatever the weather, there are plenty of sights to see and things to do in Parker in springtime. Keep a warm jacket, an umbrella and some sunscreen close at hand, and head out to explore!