Parker holds the distinction of being one of few places in Colorado that declared itself a town per ...
Parker holds the distinction of being one of few places in Colorado that declared itself a town per the home rule statutes. Founded in 1864 and incorporated in 1981, this Douglas County town has a strong sense of community pride and a proud heritage of outstanding adherence to the highest civic duty standards.
Located just south of the Denver Tech Center, it enjoys a reputation as a commuter town and many of the 50,000 plus residents who call it home find their employment opportunities in the metro areas to the north. Civic pride can be seen in each page of the Search Parker Magazine or the Parker Chronicle newspaper.
Seeking balanced growth and energy sustainability, Parker looks to offer a high quality of life. This is reflected in the school system, where students test 12 to 19 percent above state averages on a regular basis. Participation in community events is encouraged and the Parker Symphony Orchestra is well attended.
Home to a large number of sports figures like basketball point guard Josh Adams and soccer player Chris Martinez, you'll discover lovely outdoor parks to explore and horse trails for riding. The historic Western and Victorian data-styled downtown area is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon exploring.