Peaceful and suburban community with an active lifestyle.

Welcome to Parker

Located just south of Denver in Douglas County, Parker is a vibrant and ever-growing community where you’ll find incredible cuisine, ample outdoor activities, and beautiful parks and green spaces in a refined and suburban locale. The busy streets blend perfectly with the beautiful landscape that surrounds the community, and residents enjoy a variety of events throughout the year, spending their days at the Parker Days Summer Festival and nights with local talent at Parker Arts

What to Love

  • Suburban town with numerous parks and trails 
  • Farther from Denver, yet still close to downtown amenities 
  • Proximity to Denver International Airport
  • Growing community 

Local Lifestyle 

Parker’s many communities are bright and welcoming—whenever you’re in this beautiful town, you’re at home. A tranquil and peaceful atmosphere imbues the entire community, making it feel like Parker is in your own backyard. Spending time with friends and family feels like inviting the neighborhood to a cookout—close-knit, friendly, and always ready for a good time, no matter the occasion. Whether you’re enjoying a meal at Parker Garage, taking in an outdoor performance at Discovery Park, or spending time out in the gorgeous sunshine within the community’s 250 acres of parkland and 900 acres of open space, the simple joys of the good life are easy to find in Parker. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Parker is brimming with amazing eateries with mouthwatering menus. Enjoy the rich blend of Swedish and American coffee at Fika Coffee House. For great live music and incredible breakfast, stop by Tailgate Tavern and Grill. When it comes to gourmet all-American cuisine, don’t miss Parker Garage. Saltgrass Steakhouse is renowned for its steak and seafood, while Texas Roadhouse specializes in steaks, ribs, and addictive cinnamon rolls. 
Just a few miles from Parker, shop for high-end apparel, home decor, clothing, boutique finds, and everything in between at Park Meadows, Colorado’s largest shopping mall. Also close to Parker in nearby Aurora, Southlands is an outdoor shopping center featuring a wide selection of the most popular brands and eateries. 

Things to Do

There’s always something exciting happening in Parker, including a wide array of entertainment, music, theatre, and other cultural events. Parker’s flourishing arts community comes to the forefront at Parker Arts, the community’s cultural hub for the best performances, exhibits, educational programs, and events. With four stunning venues—the PACE Center, The Schoolhouse, Ruth Memorial Chapel, and Discovery Park, which offers hosts performances— music, theatre, dance, art, and everything in-between come alive across these gorgeous spaces. 
Visit Parker’s Main Street for the best selection of local restaurants, bars, live music, and other nightlife. For outdoors enthusiasts looking for a fun challenge, the Rueter-Hess Incline features 132 steps and breathtaking views from the top. The kids will especially love H2O’Brien Outdoor Pool, a fun water park with water slides, a splash pad, a lap pool, and picnic areas.
For locally-sourced produce, artisan goods, freshly-baked treats, and other delicacies visit the Parker Farmers Market. Annual celebrations, like the Parker Days Summer Festival and Art in the Park, bring art, entertainment, and festivities to the community. There’s never a dull moment in this growing and welcoming town. 


The Douglas County School District provides Parker residents and their children with great public schools and amazing private schools. Below are a few notable schools. 



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