ABOUT PARKER, CO
Parker is located in Douglas County, 20 miles south of Downtown Denver in the southeast part of the metro area. It is a quickly growing suburban community that boasts plenty of development, arts, recreation and cultural attractions while successfully maintaining its charm and small-town feel. Residents enjoy a clean environment, natural beauty, views of the Rocky Mountains, and a wide range of recreational amenities that make a balanced work-play lifestyle a breeze in Parker!
Parker has a downtown historic area on Mainstreet which features boutique shops, family-owned restaurants, and hosts many events throughout the year including a summer concert series, art in the park, an annual Oktoberfest and great winter holiday events. Also on Mainstreet is the PACE Center (Parker Arts, Culture and Events), which hosts art exhibits, classes, theatre productions and performances by the Parker Symphony Orchestra.
Two amazing recreation centers boast a full range of programs, indoor sports, swimming, fitness, and full workout facilities. And Parker has lots to do outdoors as well, you can jump on the Cherry Creek Trail and ride your bike all the way to Downtown Denver, or just spend a little time walking, running & cycling around the neighborhood. And in the winter Parker is home to one of the only ice trails in the country, reminiscent of a frozen river or canal during the winter, where skaters meander through Discovery Park.