Welcome to Parker

In the southeasternmost part of the Denver metro area, Parker, Colorado is a vibrant, urban place to call home. It's recognized as a commuter town thanks to its easy access to Denver and other business centers in the area.

Parker is a newer community compared to others in the area and has become a growing commercial center. The homes in Parker are newer, some of which are estates, and many are custom-built, spacious homes. Condos and townhomes, all with a modern flare, also exist here.

What to Love

  • Desirable location close to the city

  • Easy access to golf clubs

  • Vibrant and modern feel

  • Plenty of green space

People and Lifestyle

Those who live in this affluent community spend their time enjoying the numerous outdoor amenities, including the Cherry Creek Trail and nearby Cherry Creek State Park. The community has over 27 miles of paved, multi-use trails, perfect for biking, hiking, or cross-country skiing afternoons. Shopping, enjoying a fine meal, and spending time on the greens are also activities many participate in when not working. Parker offers a vibrant lifestyle, one that’s filled with holistic beauty and many amenities.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Parker residents have access to everything from fine dining to good, stick-to-your-bones foods when it comes to dining. Saltgrass Steak House is one of the best options for the latter. It’s a Texas-themed restaurant perfect for hearty meals. For something lighter, visit Crumbl Cookies on Parker Road. They are noted for their gourmet cookies (some say the best in the world). Kneaders Bakery and Café is the ideal breakfast location on the weekends or the place to stop for coffee on the way to work.

For shopping, there are several options here. The Parker Shoppes is the ideal location for shopping, whether looking for a designer look, trendy shoes, or that perfect gift.

Things to Do

There’s a great deal to do in Parker, especially for those who love the outdoors. The Sulphur Gulch Trail is the perfect location for a morning jog with its 4 miles of paved paths. It’s a popular bike path, too. Castlewood Canyon State Park is also in the area, providing several trails, the perfect place for nature photography, and even some rock climbing excursions.

There are other activities in the area, including the Vehicle Vault, a fabulous collection of exotic and rare vehicles. The historic and rare cars here are impressive. Or, spend some time exploring the Lodo Historic District, Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater, or the smaller neighborhood parks.

When it comes to golf clubs, several exist in the area:

  • Colorado Golf Club: Opened in 2007, this course offers 7,604 yards of golf play as a Championship Coore & Crenshaw golf course. It is also a golf community of custom-appointed luxury homes with 1000 acres of protected open space with limited homesites. It also features an award-winning clubhouse, resort-style pool, and fitness center.
  • Pradera Golf Club: A private golf course and club, The Club at Pradera offers year-round recreation, a pro shop, and a restaurant with fine cuisine, among other amenities. It offers sensational homes with breathtaking views.
  • The Pinery Golf Club: An exclusive, private golf course, The Pinery Country Club has 27 holes of golf, tennis, and fitness facilities, social activities and amenities, and personalized service. This members-only club offers some of the most luxurious of amenities in a natural setting.
  • Black Bear Golf Club: Black Bear Golf Club, once known as the Canterbury Golf Course, is a championship course with over 200 feet of elevation creating dramatic views. This private course offers a driving range, indoor hitting bay, chipping green, and luxurious amenities.


Residents in Parker are served by the Douglas County School District. Public schools include Pine Lane Elementary School, Prairie Crossing Elementary School, Gold Rush Elementary, and Mammoth Heights Elementary School. Ponderosa and Chaparral High School serve most high school students, though some also attend Legend High School.

The city is also home to several private schools, including Ava Maria Catholic School, Parker Core Knowledge Charter School, Southeast Christian School, Lutheran High School Parker, Parker Montessori Educational Institution, and Montessori Academy.

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