Parks, Open Space & Trails Commission

About the Parks, Open Space & Trails (POST) Commission

The POST Commission is comprised of seven members appointed by the Board of Trustees as well as a Trustee Liaison. The Commission has the following responsibilities: 
  • 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


  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Second Wednesday of each month
  • Town Hall
    401 Locust St.
    Frederick, CO 80530
***Starting in January, 2019, meetings will be held the First Wednesday of each month.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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  • Chuck Beehler, Chair
  • Kristen Davis
  • Erin Fosdick
  • Allan Gill
  • Tim Griffin
  • Susan Pilon
  • Lee Schlais
  • Tracie Crites, Trustee Liaison
  • Jennifer Simmons, Staff Representative

2018 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.  This program is available to residents of Frederick.  

On Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 9:00 am, tree vouchers will be distributed to the first seventy residents at Town Hall (401 Locust Street). Proof of residency is required to be provided and may include a utility bill or drivers license.  Vouchers have a value of $100 at participating nurseries and must be used to purchase a tree valued at $150 or more.
  1. Deciduous Shade Trees Over 40'
  2. Deciduous Shade Trees Under 40'
  3. Coniferous Trees
  4. Trees NOT Allowed
Norway Maple Good fall color (yellow)
Red Maple Good (yellow to red) fall color
Horsechestnut Large spiney fruit capsul.  Best for large areas.
Western Catalpa Fruit can be messy.  Great spring white blooms.  Large heart shaped leaf.
Hackberry A very drought hardy tree.
Honeylocust Shademaster, Imperial & Skyline varieties are drought tolerant.  Fine texture.
Bur Oak Oak is a very hardy species in this area.  Grows slow but is strong. Acorns.
Pin Oak Good fall color (bronze to red).
Northern Red Oak Fast growing. Good fall color. Shade. Provides pollen for bees.
American Linden Large green leaves and dense foliage. Shade. Provides pollen for bees.
Little Leaf Linden Dense foliage. Shade. Provides pollen for bees.
Redmond Linden Large deep green leaves fade to yellow in fall. Shade. Provides pollen for bees.
Sterling Silver Linden Attractive dark green foliage with silver undersides. Shade. Provides pollen for bees.
If the tree you desire is not on the list above, it must be rated A or B on the Front Range Tree Recommendation List Please also verify if the tree you desire is on the list of trees not allowed as it may have disease or insect potential.  Vouchers must be used by September 16, 2018. 

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 16, 2018 to be notified of receipt of a voucher and must use the voucher by October 31, 2018. 

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.***