Parker Information

PARKER INFORMATION

Age Statistics
Median resident age: 30.7 years

Awards
CNNMoney.com Best Places to Live 2005 Contender

Business
Parker Chamber of Commerce (link) and the Parker Economic Development Council (link)

County
Douglas

Downtown
The Parker downtown area is centrally located within the town borders. It is close to Town Hall, area neighborhoods and main thoroughfares. Home to quaint pedestrian walkways, locally-owned businesses and a newly expanded community park, this area acts as a town gathering place for residents and visitors.

Drivers license bureaus and contact info
Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles
M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
17737 Cottonwood Dr., 80134
(303) 627-0985
www.mv.state.co.us

Elevation
5,868 feet

Equestrian
Equestrian facilities abound Government
Elected town Council and Mayor; Appointed Town Administrator

History
With settlement beginning in the late 1800s, the Town of Parker was not incorporated until 1981 with 285 residents and 1 square mile of land.

Hospitals/Healthcare
Two new hospitals are located in the Parker area. Parker Adventist Hospital (link) and Sky Ridge Medical Center (link) are state-of-the-art health facilities.

Safety and Law Enforcement
Town of Parker Police Department (link); Parker Fire Protection District (link)

Main Post Office
18695 Pony Express Dr. (link)
Parker, CO 80134-9992
www.usps.com

Major Employers
Douglas County Schools
King Soopers (3 locations)
Oralabs Holding Corp
Oralabs, Inc. (link)
Parker Adventist Hospital
Sky Ridge Medical Hospital
The Town of Parker
Wal-Mart

Newspapers
The Parker Chronicle
Denver Post
Rocky Mountain News

Library Facilities
Douglas County Libraries
Parker Library, 10851 S. Crossroads Dr. 303-841-3503; Hours:Mon - Thurs 9am to 9 pm Fri - Sat 9 am to 5 pm Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm

Physical location from / orientation to from Denver 
Parker is 20 miles southeast of Denver

Places of Interest
Parker Mainstreet Center
Ruth Memorial Chapel
Parker Arboretum
Mammoth Exhibit

Population
41,600

Recreation
Over the past five years, Parker Recreation has invested over $15.8 million in new parks and facilities. Major capital projects have included Phase I improvements at Salisbury Equestrian Park, construction of H2O'Brien pool, restoration of the historic Ruth Memorial Chapel, and the Parker Recreation Center addition and renovation. The Town now has over 200 acres of parkland, 400 acres of open space, and 12 miles of paved trails.

Recreation Center
The Parker Recreation Center (link), located at 17301 Lincoln Ave., is a state-of-the-art facility featuring an indoor pool with water slide and sauna, triple gymnasium, three multi-purpose rooms, cardiovascular and circuit equipment, multi-station and free weights, aerobics area, cycling studio and locker facilities.

Sales Tax
8.1%

Shopping Centers
Crown Point, Stroh Ranch, the Prime Factory Outlets and the Park Meadows mall. (Source: Town of Parker 2006)

Size
18.8 Sq. Miles

Schools/ Education Stats
Parker is in the Douglas County School System. It has 14 public elementary schools including Core Knowledge and Challenge to Excellence charter schools; five public middle schools; and two public high schools. Elementary school student to teacher ration is 17 to 1.

Transportation
The commute to the Meridian, Inverness and Denver Tech Center business parks is 15 to 20 minutes via the E-470 Expressway (Source: Town of Parker 2006).

Utility Companies and contact info
IREA (Intermountain Rural Electric Association
Parker Water and Sanitation District
Xcel Energy

Information Sources
Town of Parker, CO; Wikipedia; yourhub.com/parker; Parker Chamber of Commerce; Parker Economic Development Council; Douglas.co.us

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