Community Profile

main streetThe Town of Parker is located 25 miles south of Denver’s Central Business District in Douglas County.  The current population is just over 56,000.  Since its incorporation as a home rule municipality in 1981, the Town has principally functioned as a residential enclave of the Metro Denver region.  However, during the past decade significant growth in the region, increased transportation options and rapid growth along the southern boundary of Denver have transformed the Town into both a regional retail center and an up and coming area with healthcare, professional services, education, and technology sectors well represented in the employment matrix.

The Town encompasses 22.3 square miles and enjoys three interchanges with E-470 and three interchanges with Interstate 25.  Water, electric and gas utilities are provided by numerous private water districts, Intermountain Rural Electric Association and Xcel energy respectively. The Town is located 25 miles from DIA and less than 5 miles from Centennial Airport (the nation’s 2nd busiest airport). The Town also enjoys RTD transit, call-n-ride services, and linkage to light rail transit at two stations – Lincoln Ave. and RidgeGate Parkway.

Facts About Parker

  • Located in Douglas County (named in the Top 10 Happiest Places in America)
  • 30 minutes south of Denver
  • A residential enclave of the Metro Denver region.  
  • 22.3 square miles within the Town boundary
  • Find the BEAT in downtown Parker
  • Active Senior Center 
  • 3 Interchanges with E-470 and easy access I-25
  • 25 miles from Denver International Airport (DIA)
  • 10 minutes from Centennial Airport (general aviation)
  • 3 RTD light rail stations within 5 miles for easy access to all areas of metro Denver
  • Access-a-Ride (services for residents with disabilities)
  • Parker FlexRide (Curb to curb bus service to limited areas of Parker)
  • Active lifestyle with outdoor parks and recreation opportunities
  • Healthcare hub
  • Highly educated workforce

Snapshot of Parker

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