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Posted on: March 1, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Who Does What in the Town of Parker?

The Town government is proud to provide extensive public services to the residents of Parker. Since we work so closely with other Parker organizations, it is sometimes confusing to residents as to who provides which services. We would like to take this opportunity to give you more information about which local organizations are responsible for the services you depend on.

Water Services
Water and wastewater services are provided to most Parker residents by the Parker Water and Sanitation District. The District is a separate entity from the Town and determines water rates and watering restrictions. You can contact the District at or by calling 303.841.4627.
Fire Services
Although in some municipalities the fire department is a part of the governing organization, fire protection services in Parker are provided by the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority. South Metro Fire serves an area of approximately 176 square miles in portions of Douglas and Arapahoe Counties. Protection is provided to more than 198,000 citizens. You can find more information about the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority online at or by calling 720.989.2000.

In many areas of Parker, trash services are included in homeowner’s association fees. If you do not live in one of those areas, arranging trash pick-up is the responsibility of the homeowner. Several private companies are listed in the phone book or you may contact your homeowner’s association for more information.

Public Education
Public schools in Parker are a part of the Douglas County School District. The School District determines when and where new schools will be constructed, when to build additional school amenities, and all other aspects of public education. You can find more information about the School District at

Douglas County Libraries provides all library services within Douglas County, including regional and neighborhood libraries, educational programs and events. The Parker Library is located at 10851 South Crossroads Drive. For more information on the Douglas County Libraries or the Parker Library specifically, go to

Parker Chamber of Commerce
The Parker Chamber of Commerce provides networking and professional development opportunities for local businesses and plans several large community events, including the popular Parker Days event held in June. The Chamber can be found online at or by calling 303.841.4268.

We are happy to hear feedback on what you think is working well and what is not in Parker. As always, we encourage you to contact your Parker Town Council with questions or comments at 303.841.0353 or by email at

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