The Pinery Park

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8176 Hillcrest
Parker, CO 80134
Location: Off of Parker Road and Pinery Parkway

Size: 10 acres

Amenities:

  • Playground
  • Ballfield (baseball or softball use)
  • 2 soccer fields
  • Basketball court
  • Picnic shelter seats 50
  • Waterless restroom
  • Parking for 70 cars
  • No electricity or water available

Hours: Open sunrise to sunset

History

Ann Evans owned all, or nearly all, of the land of the park site. She was the original owner having acquired it by Land Patent on June 1, 1875. A small sliver of the parkland may have been acquired by Carl Giem by Land Patent on March 2, 1891.

Nothing was found about Ann Evans in Douglas County historic newspapers or Douglas County History Research Center files. The 1880 Census reveals three possibilities. An Ann Evans was born in Wales in 1834, married Daniel Evans and lived in Jefferson County. Another was born in 1835 in Wales, married Miles Evans and lived in Littleton in 1880. Miles and Ann had a daughter they named Ann Evans, born1864 in Wales. It is conceivable that young Ann received a Land Patent as a 10th birthday present.

Carl Giem was born, Karl Johann Frederick Giem, in Halle, Germany on Jan. 23, 1830. The Douglas County History Research Center files contain a detailed genealogical chart for Karl Giem who is known to have lived in Douglas County.