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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Downtown Parking Enforcement Program Underway

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A vibrant and healthy downtown is one of the many things that make Parker special. Various locally owned shops and restaurants give Parker its unique feel and residents a sense of community. This can only happen if parking is available when visitors and residents want to go downtown.

In 2016, the Parker Town Council conducted a Downtown Parking Study to identify parking and access needs. The study identified the need to create time-managed parking in some downtown areas. In 2017, two-hour limits were placed on certain parts of Mainstreet, Victorian Drive, Pikes Peak Drive and Pikes Peak Avenue. The affected areas are highlighted on the map below. The parking restrictions are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.  to 6 p.m.

This spring, volunteers began performing our Downtown Parking Enforcement Program. Citizens Offering Parker Police Support (COPPS) members will be wearing yellow vests with "Volunteer" on the back, walking downtown monitoring parking. They will call our Community Services Officers when they locate a vehicle violating the parking ordinance. Our volunteers will not approach vehicle owners or issue tickets; that will only be done by Parker Police Department staff. 

This program marks an increase in staffing dedicated to downtown parking enforcement. We will begin with an educational phase where volunteers will place educational pamphlets on windshields. Enforcement and ticketing will begin in June. For more information about downtown parking, visit www.ParkerOnline.org/DowntownParking or contact Community Services Manager Anthony Mazzeo at amazzeo@parkeronline.org.

Map highlighting parking areas and restrictions in downtown Parker.


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