The Town of Parker and Douglas County Libraries have partnered to create a premier gateway and gathering place on the eastern entry to downtown Parker by developing a unique new Town park and a new Parker Library. The 9.4-acre EastMain Development Project site, located at the corner of Mainstreet and Pine Drive across from Parker Town Hall, is a unique opportunity to create a new signature destination in Parker. The Town also is committed to partnering with a private developer to provide a mixed-use element to complete the site.
The location of the property within the downtown area and the Parker Creative District offers a unique development opportunity to create a distinctive activity center in downtown Parker. The site is hoped to enhance the vitality and energy of this area, as well as the synergy in Parker’s Historic Downtown Corridor.
The new Parker Library opened to the public in late September 2016. Learn more about the new library here.
The roadway improvements associated with this project were largely completed in September in advance of the Parker Library's grand opening. Minor work on the remaining punch-list items should be completed over the next month.
The Town of Parker is in the process of building a distinctive new public park in the EastMain area that will feature programmed events and seasonal activities, such as a spray garden and ice skating, to attract visitors year round. Currently under construction and expected to be completed in late 2016, Discovery Park will serve a unique role in the Parker community and will feature cultural and historical elements. The park is envisioned to be a community gathering place that will allow residents of all ages to recreate and relax.