About Parker


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


  • Founding: Parker, Colorado was founded in 1864
  • Incorporation: Parker became a municipality in 1981
  • Location: Parker is located 20 miles southeast of Denver, Colorado
  • Elevation: Parker sits at an elevation of 5,900 feet above sea level
  • Size and Population: The Town of Parker is 22.4 square miles with a population of approximately 67,376 people residing within the incorporated Town boundaries as of Jan. 1, 2024.
  • School District: Students residing in Parker are within the Douglas County School District RE 1

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