Parker is a city in the southern portion of Collin County, Texas, located less than an hour north of downtown Dallas. Named after the son of the area’s first known settler, the city is home to Corinth Presbyterian Church, which was founded in 1846 and is the county’s oldest continuing congregation. Parker is bordered by the neighboring cities of Allen to the north, Murphy to the south, Plano to the west, and Wylie to the east. It was incorporated on March 22, 1969 and has since seen many major improvements. Today, it is a relatively small city with more than 3,500 people, featuring large plots of land that are uncommon to those typically found in the larger cities that surround it.
Recently, the city was named in D Magazine’s list of Best Places To Live In The DFW. Not only that, but it has been in the magazine’s list of the Top 5 Best Suburbs every single year for a full decade. The magazine has mentioned everything from air quality, taxes, and crime rate to housing, schools, and overall ambience.
Parker is home to the famous Southfork Ranch, which was used in the popular television series Dallas. Southfork’s fame from the television series led to the authentic Texas ranch becoming a popular tourist attraction and is now a premier special events and meeting destination for the DFW area. Today, the Ranch accommodates anything from company retreats, picnics, and parties to class reunions, senior proms, and fundraisers. The centerpiece of the Ranch is the world-famous Ewing Mansion, which lies on more than 300 acres of ranchland. Southfork Ranch features a Visitor Center, Event Center, and Rodeo grounds amongst all of the out buildings and pastures.
Something that is extremely unique about Parker is the Living Legacy Tree Program, which is run by the city’s Parks and Recreations Department. Living Legacy is a program in which residents may choose from a variety of trees to plant in the name of an certain individual or group. Very popular by the locals, the program is a way to not only recognize and honor somebody near and dear to them, but also as a way to continuously add value to the city. In addition to the tree, each participant receives a 4” x 9” permanent personalized plaque, certificate of planting, location map, and photo of the tree and plaque. The city’s Parks and Recreations Department also holds the annual ParkerFest. The fall celebration takes place at the Nature Preserve and Trails located off Gray Lane. It includes a full day of live music, great food, drinks, market vendors, a kid zone, and more.
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