Downtown Parking Study and Plan

Project Update (Oct. 27, 2017):

The Town is working on several key implementation tasks, including continuing to monitor two-hour, time-limited on-street parking in downtown Parker, updating the parking requirements for new downtown development and exploring shared-parking opportunities to ensure that adequate parking is available to the public. The Town is under contract with Kimley-Horn to assist with the following implementation tasks. 

  • Analyze the Impacts of the Two-Hour Time-Limited Parking Program:  In August 2017, the Kimley-Horn collected occupancy and parking space turnover data to analyze the on-street parking and parking lots in the Downtown area to see what impacts the two-hour time limited parking program has made since implementation. The results of the data collection and analysis will be compared with 2016 data collected prior to implementation of the two-hour time limited parking program. A report including this data and analysis will be available soon.

  • Update the Greater Downtown District Parking Requirements: Kimley-Horn will be assisting Town staff to outline new parking regulations for the Greater Downtown District that will be considered for adoption as a part of the Town’s Municipal Code by the Planning Commission and Town Council. To begin this task, the consultant will conduct stakeholder interviews with business organizations, developers and property/business owners within Downtown to gain their insights and perspectives. A community open house will be scheduled this fall and all interested parties are encouraged to attend. 

  • Exploring Shared-Parking Agreements with Downtown Property Owners: The Town will also work with the consultant to explore the possibility of developing shared-parking agreements with various private landowners within downtown Parker. Shared-parking agreements are a tool widely used to help ensure that there is adequate parking available for public events and for local workers who are employed in the area. 
Please watch for additional updates and information regarding these projects.

Two-Hour Time-Limited Parking Program:

In March 2017, Town Council approved the implementation of a two-hour time-limited parking program in certain areas of Downtown Parker 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 can be found in our printable brochure.

Background Information

In May 2017, Town Council adopted Parker’s Downtown Parking Plan and Study. The study examined parking issues in the Greater Downtown area, and identified parking strategies and recommendations that will help the Town more actively manage current parking and effectively plan for future parking needs. Recommendations of the study are focused on ensuring that current parking assets are well-utilized and actively managed following an incremental and pragmatic approach. 

To review a copy of the Downtown Parking Plan and Study, please see the “Key Documents” section of this page.


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

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