Parker residents find ways to stay busy

Nick Puckett
npuckett@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 4/7/20

Parker residents are finding ways to stay busy amid the statewide stay-at-home order due to COVID-19. On a warm afternoon April 5, cyclists took to the streets and joggers made their way down the …

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Parker residents find ways to stay busy

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Parker residents are finding ways to stay busy amid the statewide stay-at-home order due to COVID-19. On a warm afternoon April 5, cyclists took to the streets and joggers made their way down the town's trails.

Parker Police and Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputies have been cracking down on people gathering in parks and playgrounds. The town posted closure signs on its playgrounds to remind people to stay off the equipment.

O'Brien Park still attracted families looking to get outside and enjoy the now-still life of downtown Parker. Those waiting for coffee or chocolate have to wait outside the store to maintain social-distancing protocols. Many downtown businesses have posted banners announcing new delivery or take-out options as an effort to keep the lights on during several more weeks of a ban on dine-in services.

Linda Suren waited with her husband, Rick outside Kilwins in downtown Parker April 5. They've found more time to do some yardwork at home, and they try to only make a trip out once a week.

Suren said they have made an effort to buy from their favorite local businesses, who are hurting during the pandemic.

“We're healthy, so we're happy,” Suren said. “We can't complain.”

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