Welcome to Parker
Quiet and luxurious country living in the city.
Parker is a quiet town on the southeastern outskirts of Denver. Parker was founded in 1864 and became incorporated in 1981. Parker is located 20 miles southeast of Denver and sits 5,900 feet above sea level. The Town of Parker’s vision is to be the pre-eminent destination community for the Denver Metro offering innovative services and a hometown feel.
One of the most popular spots in Parker is the Western-Victorian downtown. Home to great entertainment and some of the best home-cooked meals one could find at a restaurant, you don’t have to go too far to eat well.
With the Pinery being one of its oldest neighborhoods to flourish in the 60s, Parker is one of the most diverse towns in terms of architecture and development. You can find luxury estates surrounded by acres of open space as well as smaller homes built more recently. Truly, when it comes to architecture, in Parker you will find it all.
What to Love
- Country living in suburbia
- Breathtaking views
- Western-Victorian Downtown
- Luxury estate with big ranch houses
Residents enjoy many options of restaurants offering both modern and traditional cuisines. The community loves the overall vibe of luxury, including the city's amenities. You'll also find an area with plenty of parks, trails, and open spaces to entertain kids and adults.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
There's no shortage of options if you're looking for incredible shopping, dining, and entertainment places in Parker. The Vehicle Vault is an automotive museum featuring exotic and rare automobiles from around the world. They also have every unimaginable automotive, featuring vintage and historic car collections. For art enthusiasts, the Parker Symphony is an arts event famous for some of Colorado's oldest orchestras and musical bands. You'll also enjoy regular live performances by local musicians and artists.
Parker has an exclusive selection of restaurants you cannot miss for delicious meals. The Havana's Bakery and Cafe is a Cuban bakery specializing in delicious pastries in a warm and comfortable ambiance. If you're looking for a quick bite to eat or want to grab something sweet on the go, they have some tasty cakes, candies, and desserts to send your taste buds into overdrive. The Wild Goose Saloon is another popular restaurant in Parker known for its live music performances. They serve everything from burgers to steak dinners: just don't forget to save room for their signature desserts.
Things to Do
Parker is close to many popular parks, festivals, and recreational facilities. Parker H2O'Brien Pool features a wave pool, water slides, lap lanes, and a lazy river open year-round for both kids and adults. It has received awards as the best site for outdoor water play in Colorado. The Parker Days Festival celebrates everything local, from food vendors to carnival rides and other activities. The festival also hosts various fun events like music concerts and sporting events throughout the year.
Another great event in Parker is the Independence Day at Salisbury Park. It features spectacular firework displays where families and friends come together to celebrate the holiday. There are games, crafts, food trucks, live music, and many entertaining activities for kids and adults. Fall Fest is another fantastic annual event featuring pumpkin patches, hayrides, games for kids, live music, festive treats, and more fun. It's an excellent way for families to get together and spend quality time outdoors during the season.