What's Developing in Frederick
There are all kinds of development happening today in Frederick. Stay up to date on how your community is growing!
October is National Community Planning Month. Our Town planners have been busy this year with improvements in our Town parks! In the Coalridge neighborhood, the old playground was removed and replaced with new play structures. There’s a smaller structure fit for ages 2-5 and a much larger structure for kids of all ages. Don’t let the height of the larger structure frighten you – it’s great fun! If spinning in circles is your thing, give the merry-go-round a try! These improvements were complemented by a new poured-in-place surfacing (that fun squishy flooring).
At Frederick Recreation Area, changes have also been underway. Between the parking lot at Colorado Boulevard and the lake, the Canine Corral dog park has been expanded and a fitness court has been built. The fitness court is sponsored by National Fitness Campaign, which is bringing free, world-class outdoor fitness to communities across America. The court features seven functional training zones, thousands of bodyweight exercises and digital programming for people of all ages and abilities. We hope you’ll give it a try.
We are beginning to look for a consultant to help with designing additional improvements at Centennial Park. Be on the lookout for the opportunity to provide your thoughts and comments.
Finally, the long-awaited skate park is nearing completion. We don’t want to give away all the surprises but we want you to know it will be opening soon and includes features for all abilities. When you notice the fence is no longer around the park, it is open to skate, scooter, bike and blade. We want the community to enjoy this fabulous facility built by Team Pain.
How does the Town decide what park, trail, and open space projects are funded? Ultimately, it is up to the Board of Trustees to support projects through the budgeting process. Before it gets to that point, the Parks, Open Space, and Trails (POST) Commission (your fellow citizens) make budget recommendations based on the POST Master Plan. The 2010 Master Plan is in the process of being updated. We’re in phase 5 of the update and we’d love to have your feedback. Contact our Director of Planning with your thoughts, concerns and ideas. The draft of the updated POST Master Plan will be posted on the project page.
National Fitness Court
FREDERICK, Colorado (9/18/2020) – On Friday, September 18, the Town of Frederick unveils its newest quality of life addition at Frederick Recreation Area (8201 Colorado Blvd.), a sleek and modern outdoor Fitness Court® with a supporting mobile app. This capital project is a featured part of a 2020 initiative launched by National Fitness Campaign (NFC), a nationwide consulting organization that partners with cities and schools to plan, build and fund healthy infrastructure.
The Town of Frederick was awarded a $30,000 grant from NFC to help support the program. In addition to grant funding, a Town match and local sponsorships from Crestone Peak Resources and Varra Companies were contributed to make the project possible in Frederick.
“We are excited to partner with the Town of Frederick to bring the National Fitness Campaign Fitness Court® to life. Protecting public health and the environment are important goals for us, so we’re glad to be a part of this new community amenity that promotes physical and mental wellness”, said Jason Oates, Director of External Affairs at Crestone Peak Resources.
The new Fitness Court® at the Frederick Recreation Area is an open-air wellness center that allows users to leverage their own body weight to get a complete workout. Created with adults of all ages in mind, the Fitness Court is adaptable for all fitness levels. New users can also download the free Fitness Court App — a coach-in-your-pocket style platform — that transforms the outdoor gym into a digitally supported wellness ecosystem. The Fitness Court App, entitled “Fitness Court”, is available for iOS and Android.
National Fitness Campaign developed the trademarked seven-station system in 2012 hoping to inspire municipalities to transform public spaces into community fitness hubs. There are currently 100 active Fitness Court locations across the country, and the Campaign will reach a total of 250 cities and schools by the end of 2020. Frederick is home to the sixth fitness court in Colorado and the only one opened in 2020.
Residents are invited to attend an Opening Day Launch Event on Facebook Live September 18 at 4:30 pm to try the Fitness Court®.
For information, please contact Angela Wilson.
Coalridge Park Improvements
New play structures and surfacing are on the schedule for the Coalridge Neighborhood Park Renovation Project! A contract was approved at the April 28, 2020 Board of Trustees meeting with work to begin this summer. The Parks, Open Space and Trails Master Plan guides the decisions that make these improvements possible. By identifying the recreation needs of today’s residents, anticipating those of tomorrow and providing a framework for creating a vibrant system of parks, open space and trails, you can be sure the P.O.S.T. Commission is hard at work and play!
Work is expected to start around the end of June and take around a month to complete. It’s hard to predict construction but we will keep you up to date!