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Why Parker, CO is a Great Place to Raise a Family


Parker, Colorado, is Denver’s ultimate family suburb. Quaint with a small-town feel, Parker is conveniently located close to tons of fun activities. Whether it’s the outdoor lifestyle or the excellent public schools that attracted you here, this is a great place to live and raise a family.

Outdoors Galore

Parker has a large network of trails for biking, hiking, skating, and horseback riding. The Rueter-Hess Reservoir is open to fishing and hiking, perfect for young fishermen to test out their new skills. Among the many open parks and trails in town, several include a playground, perfect for letting your little ones run free.

  • O’Brien Park
  • Railbender Skate and Tennis Park
  • Salisbury Sports Complex
  • Stroh Ranch Soccer Fields
  • Tallman Meadow Park

On those warmer Colorado days, it’s a great idea to take the family to H2O'Brien Park and Pool, an outdoor water park featuring two 182-foot water slides, a waterworks play structure, a spray garden, a circulation and lap pool, a concession area, and a shade pavilion. When it comes to parks and outdoor activities for the whole family, Parker has it all.

Shopping and Events

Parker sits between two shopping malls, including Park Meadows and Southlands. Try out new restaurants, catch a flick at the local movie theatre, or shop on Main Street. At Main Street, there is a big family park with a beautiful gazebo and two rows of shops and restaurants to peruse. On Sundays, Main Street is the epicenter of an impressive farmers market featuring food, music, and fresh, local produce.

Top Schools

Parker is located in the Douglas County School District, one of the state’s best. Whether your child is a football phenom, talented and gifted, or would like to explore their options for technical education, there is a program or activity to keep them engaged. Best of all, DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area – 90.1 percent!  

Memorable Holidays for the Whole Family

The holidays in Parker, Colorado, are festive, bright, and filled with joy. Main Street is the place to be. The entire street of Old Town Parker is lit up with sparkling lights, including large white snowflakes hanging from trees. There are many events throughout the year in Parker, including these fantastic holiday events.

Parker is the Place for Families

This quaint suburb of Denver has the convenience of small town living and big city access. With a variety of outdoor activities, parks, holiday celebrations, top-rated schools, and charming neighborhoods, it makes it easy to choose Parker, Colorado, to raise a family. StorQuest Self Storage is just as excited to call Parker our home.

For all of your storage and gear needs in the Parker, Colorado area, let StorQuest guide you in the right direction. With three locations in town, we’ve always got your back: Cottonwood Drive, Longs Way, and Pony Express Drive.


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