Introduction to Federal Heights, Colorado
Federal Heights, Colorado, in Adams county, is 1 mile SW of Thornton, Colorado and 7 miles N of Denver, Colorado. The city is included in the Denver metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 12,065 people lived in Federal Heights.
Federal Heights History
Harvey Larsen was the first permanent settler of this city. He worked for the Colorado & Southern Railroad and purchased 2.5 acres of land in this area. He went on to open the first business establishment in the area in the form of a grocery and supplies store. Federal Heights was officially incorporated as town in 1940.
Federal Heights and nearby Attractions
- Water World
- Denver Zoo
- Lakeside Amusement Park
- Ocean Journey
- Butterfly Pavilion
- Elmwood Park
Things To Do In Federal Heights
The Highland Hills Park and Recreation District offers world class recreational opportunities. Water World, which is one of the largest family water parks in America, is located here and offers an array of exciting aquatic activities for children and adults. Highland Hills is also home to a nationally reputed golf course. There are 29 sports fields, 27 parks covering an area of 424 acres, several community centers, tennis and racquetball courts, a skate park and 3 outdoor swimming pools in Federal Heights as well.
Federal Heights Transportation
Denver International Airport is nearby.
Federal Heights Higher Education
One can pursue higher studies at Front Range Community College, Regis University and Red Rocks Community College.