The 28-year-old signs for Town after captaining Guiseley AFC to promotion in 2015.
Pontefract born Parker started his career with Leeds United, and went on to make 41 appearances for the Whites. The left back also enjoyed loan spells at Bradford City, Darlington and Carlisle United before joining Guiseley in 2013.
Parker becomes Simon Weavers’ fourth signing of the summer, and the Town boss believes he will bring “a wealth of experience to the squad”.
Weaver continued “I’m delighted to welcome Ben to the club. He is a player that I’ve liked for some time and is someone who will add ability and experience to our squad. He has already demonstrated that he is totally committed to the extra training sessions we will be having next season, and is keen to be part of the progress at the club. As a character, Ben is another leader, and will play a huge part in the squad both on and off the field”
Speaking of his time at Guiseley, Parker told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “I enjoyed it at Guiseley. But it is one of those things which happens in football; I knew my contract was up and the club had got every right to not offer me anything. In the first season, we lost in the play-off final with the last kick of the game and in the second season, we got promoted. Now this year, we have kept ‘little old Guiseley’ in the Conference and it is a time I will look back at when my career finishes with good memories”.
Parker is relishing the challenge at Harrogate Town, as the club aims to build on last seasons’ successful campaign.
“I’ve followed the club closely over the last couple of seasons, and as soon as I found about the interest from the manager I wanted to come here. My hope and expectation is to get promoted, and I think we have the perfect platform to do it. What the club is doing here, with the ground, the pitch and the squad we’ve got, I think it gives us a really good chance. I’m excited about what lies ahead of us”