Parks, Open Space & Trails Commission

  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Second Wednesday of each month
  • Town Hall
    401 Locust St.
    Frederick, CO 80530

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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  • Jennifer Simmons, Staff Representative
  • Chuck Beehler, Chair
  • Jeremy Crook
  • Kristen Davis
  • Erin Fosdick
  • Allan Gill
  • Lee Schlais
  • Donna Hudziak, Trustee Liaison


There is currently one vacancy on the Parks, Open Space and Trails Commission. Two applications have been received and the applicants have been asked to attend two commission meetings and read the Parks, Open Space, and Trails Master Plan before the Board of Trustees will consider the applications.  

If you are interested in joining the commission in the future, please submit an application and questionnaire.

2017 Tree Voucher Program

In an effort to beautify Frederick by adding a diverse mixture of trees to our community, the Parks, Open Space and Trails Commission created an initiative to distribute tree vouchers every year free of charge.

On Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 9:00 am, tree vouchers will be distributed to the first seventy residents at Town Hall (401 Locust Street). Vouchers have a value of $100 at participating nurseries and must be used to purchase a tree valued at $150 or more.

Trees purchased must be rated A or B on the Front Range Tree Recommendation List. Ash trees are not able to be purchased this year due to the presence of the emerald ash borer in the region. Vouchers must be used by September 17, 2017.

Ten alternate tree vouchers will be given out after the initial tree vouchers are distributed. If you are the recipient of an alternate tree voucher, please remember that you may wait until after September 17, 2017 to be notified of receipt of a voucher and must use the voucher by October 31, 2017.

Questions about the tree voucher program? Please email Jennifer Simmons, or call 720.382.5651.

***We are sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.***

About the Parks, Open Space & Trails Commission
The responsibilities of the commission include:
  • Advising the Board of Trustees on all matters relating to acquisition, care, use, management, control, and planning of all town-owned parks and open space
  • Advising the Board of Trustees regarding the preparation and maintenance of a long-range parks and open space acquisition, care, and maintenance plan
  • Making recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding parks, open space and trails-related budget items