Introduction to Parker, Colorado
Parker, Colorado, in Douglas county, is 12 miles S of Aurora, Colorado. The town is located in the Denver metropolitan area. Parker has a population of 23,558.
In 1860, a one-room shack was moved from Pine Grove to Cherry Creek to serve as a stage stop. This gradually grew into a ten-room inn, and a community was established around it over the years. By 1882, the inn had become a major stopping point for railroad travelers under the ownership of James Sample Parker. Parker went on to become the postmaster and the community was named after him. The town of Parker was officially incorporated in the year 1981.
Parker and nearby Attractions
- Wildlife Experience Museum
- Colorado Governor's Mansion
- Castlewood Canyon State Park
- Parker Cyber Station
- Challenger Regional Park
Things To Do In Parker
From Parker, one can visit the Colorado Governor's Mansion and the Colorado State Capitol, which was built in 1908. The Denver Mint, which produced the first coins in America in 1906, is also easily accessible from the town. The Four Mile Historic Park, the Littleton Historical Museum, el Museo de las Américas, the Museum of Outdoor Arts and Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum have some very interesting exhibits. The Wildlife Experience Museum has an impressive collection of wildlife art.
Buckley AFB Airport is close by.
Parker Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are provided by the Community College of Aurora and the Emily Griffith Opportunity School.