Welcome to Parker
A growing Colorado community with a charming small-town feel
Parker is a sprawling town that is growing at a rapid pace, though it maintains a quintessential small-town feel that charms and welcomes newcomers and residents alike. It balances the rural feel with the convenience of its amenities and proximity to the larger metropolitan centers, making it a perfect place for anyone looking for a slower pace of life without the cons of truly rural living.
In the late 1800s, Parker was ranchland, with agriculture and dairy farms sprawling across it. A popular local legend says that the town was established thanks to the one-room building that became known as the Pine Grove Way Station. It was a general store, post office, and general hub of communication and the area developed around it. Parker has seen its share of ups and downs, but in the late 20th Century, it began to be revitalized—growth that continues today.
Most homes in Parker have a more rural feel to them, with larger lots or acreage. It’s not uncommon for there to be barns and animals on some lots. For something smaller and with more of a town feel, it’s easy to find home communities
What to Love
- A close-knit small town full of caring neighbors
- Fun local events
- A rural feel with easy access to city amenities
Parker is the perfect place to raise a family in a small town full of opportunities. For starters, it has easy access to the Denver area and great schools in town, making education a priority for all ages. It’s full of active residents who take advantage of the gorgeous nature surrounding the town. It’s also full of that welcoming small-town feeling that puts you at ease and makes you feel at home whether you live there or are just visiting.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Downtown Parker is the vibrant hub of this quiet community, with a collection of shops and restaurants that locals love.
An iconic local spot, The Tailgate Tavern is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and it has live music and a happy hour five nights a week. Enjoy a private chef tasting at upscale Parker Garage. Or if you’re looking for just dinner, the restaurant has an incredible menu full of local seasonal ingredients throughout the year. Junz brings the best of Japanese cuisine to Littleton. Its moody atmosphere and high-end menu make it the perfect date night spot.
Parker Panache is a local boutique full of upscale designer finds. Shopping there is an incredible experience, and you’re sure to leave with your new favorite wardrobe staple. Visit Amore Fine Jewelers for hand-crafted one-of-a-kind pieces that are the perfect way to mark the special moments in your life.
Things to Do
Main Street in Downtown Parker is home to more than just dining and shopping. They host Sunday Funday every week, with live music and karaoke. Main Street is also the site of many holiday events and adventures throughout the year.
Parker Days Festival is one of the largest Colorado festivals. Taking place over several days each June, it features live music, food, and fun rides. It also has a car show and a carnival. This celebration of Colorado life has been held almost every year since the mid-1970s.
Parker Fieldhouse is the perfect local spot to get active. It has a climbing wall, gym equipment, batting tunnels, and indoor turn and sports courts. For outdoor fun, O’Brien Park has sports facilities, picnic areas, and a gazebo that sees everything from birthday parties to the annual Holiday Lighting.