Downtown Parking Study and Plan

Project Update (Aug. 3, 2017):

The 2017 Downtown Parking Study and Plan document was completed by consultant Kimley-Horn in May 2017. On June 5, 2017, Town Council formally adopted the plan and directed Town staff to put in place short and mid-term strategies of the plan. Implementation began with the development of the two (2)-hour time-limited parking program in the Downtown area. Future strategies from the plan will continue to be implemented by the Town and will be phased within a five to ten (10) year timeframe. 

Project Update (Updated April 6, 2017):

The Community Development Department has completed the draft Downtown Parking Study and Plan, which was presented to the Town Council during the March 27 Study Session. Following the presentation and discussion, the Town Council indicated support for several near-term plan recommendations and directed staff to implement time-managed parking in certain areas of downtown Parker by mid-May 2017, as outlined below:

  • Time-managed parking with two-hour limits on certain downtown streets including Mainstreet, Pikes Peak Drive and Pikes Peak Avenue
  • Effective Hours: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Full details about the new time-managed parking limits in downtown Parker that will begin on May 8, 2017 can be found in our printable brochure.

Background Information

With public and private investment on the rise in Downtown Parker, the Town has identified the need to plan to meet the parking and mobility needs of everyone who enjoys the Town’s vibrant urban core and engaged Denver-based Kimley-Horn and Associates to conduct a downtown parking study.

The purpose of the study is to identify current and future parking and access needs in a way that prepares the community for future growth while also balancing the desire to maintain Parker’s local, hometown feel.

Through the parking study process, the Town hopes to identify strategies that will:
  1. Make it easier for residents and visitors to access Downtown Parker safely and efficiently using their preferred means of transportation – car, bicycle, motorcycle and/or as a pedestrian;
  2. Both preserve and support Parker’s small-town character while also proactively planning for future development in the downtown core; and
  3. Plan future investment in parking infrastructure in a way that is sustainable, customer-focused and that enhances the world-class quality of life enjoyed by those who live, work, play and invest in downtown.


Parker's Downtown Parking Study Final Report is complete!
Downtown Parking Study Final Report
Downtown Parking Study Appendices 
Executive Summary
Downtown Parking Recommendation Map


Please check back soon for project updates on the implementation strategies for the 2017 Downtown Parking Study and Plan.

Additional Information


For more information on the Downtown Parking Study, please contact Carolyn Washee-Freeland at 303.841.2332 or by email.  

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