Town of Parker Cultural Department Vision and Mission
Our Parker community will maintain a connection to our past while growing our identity as a vibrant, cultural, scientific and artistic community which embraces collaboration, innovation and new ideas to sustain and increase cultural vitality and enable active community engagement that is accessible to all.
To enhance the cultural and economic vitality of the greater Parker region by providing access to arts, culture, history, and science programs and educational opportunities for its citizens and visitors, and offering community, business and civic gathering spaces.
Parker Arts, Culture and Events (PACE) Center – A state-of-the-art facility located on Parker’s historic Mainstreet, offering the best of touring acts as well as local performances, exhibits and educational programs. The PACE Center is home to a 536-seat Mainstage theater, 3,000 square foot event room, art gallery, dance studio, media lab, teaching culinary kitchen, four multi-use classrooms and a unique interactive musical outdoor playground called Harmony Park. The perfect rental venue, PACE also hosts weddings, fundraisers, meetings and more.
Mainstreet Center – Originally opened in 1915 as the Parker School House, the Mainstreet Center serves as an important hub for community-based cultural performances, classes and exhibits. With a 200 seat theater, a gymnasium and 12 classrooms, the Mainstreet Center hosts plays, concerts, children’s performances, recitals and art classes. Space is also available for public rental.
Ruth Memorial Chapel – The 100-year-old Ruth Chapel, located next door to the Mainstreet Center, is on the National Register of Historic Places. This charming and intimate venue has seating for 70 and is the perfect place for small weddings or casual meetings.