Parker Landmark Restored

PARKER - It took nearly a dozen years, but Parker has replaced something of a landmark that was lost to fire.

Parker city officials dedicated the new pirate ship playground today. It's twenty feet long and thirty feet wide.

It comes with a slide, a set of swings, and a deck. The original was destroyed by an arsonist 11-years ago.

The Parker Heritage Foundation raised about six thousand dollars to build the new pirate playship.

Hundreds of people showed up Friday to see the opening, including captain jack sparrow.

None of this would have been possible if not for a letter written 2-years ago by a 9-year-old girl.

"I just really missed the pirate ship from when i was like two or three years old and so i thought it'd be a good idea if the pirate ship was brought back," said 11-year-old Summer Bridges, who wrote the letter to Parker's mayor.

Bridges is now 11-years old and says she's thankful other kids will be able to experience the pirate ship.