The Town of Parker recently put together this great information sheet about what local entity does what?
The Town of Parker 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.
Town of Parker
The Town of Parker is in charge of “Let Freedom Sing” 4th of July Celebration as well as the Tree Lighting the Day after Thanksgiving and the Christmas Carriage Parade. Other local events are run by various other non-profit and business groups such as the Parker Chamber and Rotary Clubs in the area.
Parker 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 303.841.4627.
South Metro 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 www.southmetro.org or by calling 720.989.2000.
Trash Pickup and City Dump
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 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 www.dcsdk12.org.
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 www.douglascountylibraries.org.
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 and the Wine Walks. The Chamber can be found online at www.parkerchamber.com or by calling 303.841.4268.
Parker Rotary Clubs
The Rotary club is in charge of Trick or Treat on Mainstreet and up until recently the Smoke N Brew BBQ. This year it was replaced with the Parker Brewfest.
As always, the Town of Parker encourages you to contact your Parker Town Council with questions or comments at 303.841.0353 or by email at email@example.com.