Town of Parker

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Located in Douglas County, Parker has easy access to the Denver metropolitan area is known for its unique Western-Victorian downtown and its hometown feel.

Parker can trace its colorful recent history to the establishment of the Pine Grove Post Office by Alfred Butters around 1862. Previously, the area was used for hunting by Indians, including the ancient (prehistoric) Indians, the Plains-Woodland Indians and later (circa 1800s) mostly Arapahoe, Cheyenne,and Ute Indians.

The Town of Parker was incorporated in 1981 and included the Rowley Downs subdivision, the downtown area and the Parker Square and Parker Plaza commercial areas. The incorporated area encompassed approximately 1 square mile and included 285 residents. Soon after incorporation in 1981, the Town adopted zoning and subdivision ordinances.

The Town increased from 1 square mile at incorporation to 21.17 square miles currently. The Town's population has increased from less than 300 at incorporation to more than 51,000.

  • Founding Parker, Colorado was founded in 1864
  • Incorporation Parker became a municipality in 1981
  • Location 20 miles southeast of Denver, Colorado
  • Elevation 5,900 feet above sea level
  • Size 21.17 square miles
  • Population Approximately 51,000 people reside within the incorporated Town boundaries
  • School District Douglas County School District  RE 1
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