Community Programs

The Town of Frederick offers many community programs to connect and strengthen relationships with the residents of Frederick:

  • Adopt-A-Place
  • Block Party Permit
  • Calendar Photo Contest
  • Christmas Tree Disposal
  • Community Garden
  • Community Grant Program
  • Dog Walker Watch
  • Elementary School Tours
  • FCC 711 Relay Service
  • Healthy Eating, Active Living
  • Memorial Bench and Tree Program
  • National Night Out
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Police Department Ride-Along
  • Prescription Drug Disposal
  • Santa Cops
  • Scholarship Program
  • Self-Defense Classes
  • Thanksgiving Dinner in a Box
  • Annual Tree Sale
  • Vacation House Watch
  • Volunteer Program


Get involved with your community by "adopting" a road or park. The Town of Frederick Adopt-a-Place Program provides service opportunities for organizations and businesses wishing to contribute to the beautification and unity of the Frederick community. Learn more about the terms, conditions and obligations on the Adopt-a-Place application.

Block Party Permit

Get out and enjoy the community with your neighbors by having a block party! The Town has a simple process for requesting a permit and barricades for your event. Block parties are for neighbors on a block and not intended for private parties or advertised public events.

Calendar Photo Contest

The "Built on What Matters" Calendar needs your photos! Each year, the Town runs a contest for pictures of Frederick that we’ll put into a calendar. This free calendar is distributed to Frederick residents and businesses. Check out more details about the contest submit your photos.

Community Garden

Grow fresh fruits and vegetables at the Indian Peaks Community Garden (4943 State Hwy 52)! Plots of varying sizes are available and ready for planting season. Gardening is a relaxing activity that pays dividends of home-grown produce. No tools? No problem! Indian Peaks Community Garden supplies the tools and water. If you’re ready for this summer-long commitment, the Garden Manager would love to hear from you. Email the Garden Manager for more information. Discover your Community Garden!

Christmas Tree Disposal

After the holidays are over and it’s time to put the decorations away, remember to properly dispose of your Christmas tree. Starting Thursday, December 26, 2019 through Sunday, January 26, 2020, you can drop-off your tree in the fenced area located on the southeast corner of 8th Street and Maple Avenue near the entrance to Centennial Park (630 8th Street). Trees only, please! Remove all plastic bags, tree stands, decorations and lights.

Community Grant Program

The Town can provide both direct financial support from its Oil Royalty Trust Fund and some kinds of in-kind support (i.e., police, Public Works assistance, etc.) to which a monetary value is assigned. The Town Board of Trustees award grants based on the applicant meeting the basic requirements of the application and the merits of the project, as described in the form. The Town wishes to provide assistance for programs, events or projects that contribute to the positive image of the Town of Frederick and provide opportunities for informal education, community building and family entertainment.

The Town strongly encourages applicants to speak with the Town Clerk, who processes the applications for the Board, before completing and submitting an application. The Town Clerk can answer questions and help ensure the application is appropriate for Board review and complete.

Dog Walker Watch

Dog Walker Watch encourages dog owners to act as extra eyes and ears while out walking their dog. Town of Frederick residents interested in participating in the program must attend a brief training with the Frederick Police Department, where they will learn how to spot suspicious behavior, when to call 911, reporting tips and safety reminders.

Please contact the Police Department at 720.382.5700 for more information.

Elementary School Tours

An all-inclusive government experience for third and fourth-grade classes, the tours involve sessions with the Frederick Police Department, the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District, Frederick Town Hall, and a tour of the Miners Museum, Centennial Mural, Miners Memorial, and Crist Park. Contact our Communications and Engagement Manager for more information or call 720.382.5513.

FCC 711 Relay Service

The  Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted the use of the 711 dialing code for people with a hearing or speech impairment to make calls using a text telephone (TTY) or other devices to call people with or without such limitations. The Town encourages the use of this service by affected parties to contact Town Hall or the Frederick Police Department.

Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL)

The HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign helps municipalities increase access to biking, walking, recreation, healthy food, and a healthy workplace—attributes that make any town healthier and more economically successful. The HEAL Committee is dedicated to promoting awareness of healthy eating and active living in the Town of Frederick. Learn more about upcoming HEAL events and programs.

Memorial Bench and Tree Program

Remember a loved one or celebrate milestone events such as a birth, wedding or anniversary by donating a tree or bench within the Town of Frederick. Check out the policies and applications for a memorial bench or a memorial tree.

Neighborhood Watch

The Frederick Police Department has an active Neighborhood Watch organization with most of the town’s neighborhoods represented by block captains. Block captains serve as a point of contact for their areas and meet quarterly with the police department to share concerns and have questions answered. If you would like to get involved, please contact the Police Department at 720.382.5700. 

Police Department Ride-A-Long

Designed to help our community better understand the job of a police officer, the Frederick Police Department offers ride-alongs to citizens over the age of 18. To participate, please review and fill out an application. Questions? Call the Frederick Police Department at 720.382.5700.

Prescription Drug Disposal

The Police Department, in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), will accept prescription and non-prescription pharmaceutical drugs in a green metal receptacle box in the police lobby. Residents can access the disposal box during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They can dispose of most prescription and over-the-counter medications by dropping them in the box. There are some restrictions. For example, needles and liquids are not acceptable. Citizens should check with police staff at the service window if they are unsure or call the Frederick Police Department at 720.382.5700.

Santa Cops

One of our best-loved community programs, Santa Cops, is the perfect opportunity to give back to the community. Frederick Police Department accepts nominations for families that may not be able to provide Christmas gifts to their children. Businesses, residents, civic organizations and the Frederick Police Department come together to support the families to ensure the kids have a fulfilled holiday season. Once all the presents are wrapped, the families are invited to the Frederick Police Department to get their presents and meet Santa! Get involved by nominating a family, giving a gift or donation, sponsoring a family, or volunteering to wrap gifts. Please contact the Frederick Police Department at 720.382.5700 for more information.

Scholarship Programs

The town awards two four-year scholarships per year for high school students that reside in the Town of Frederick (one for a male student and one for a female student). Students must be graduating from an accredited high school or home school program. To be considered for this scholarship, eligible students must complete the application process. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship or if you wish to nominate a student, please visit the Frederick Scholarship Commission page for more information. Please contact the Town Clerk if you have questions regarding the Scholarship Program.

Self-Defense Class

The Frederick Police Department is excited to offer free self-defense classes.

Saturday, January 25 - Level 1

Saturday, February 22 - Level 1

Saturday, April 4 - Level 2 

The classes are from 8 am to 12 pm. You only need to attend one Level 1 class but you must take Level 1 to make it to Level 2! The classes are open to women ages 15 and up who live in Frederick. Level 1 classes will include some valuable classroom-style instruction on awareness and preventative measures before diving into some basic physical self-defense techniques. Level 2 classes will review situational awareness and dive deeper into hands-on physical self-defense. Topics include situational awareness, a warrior mindset, and physical combativeness. The class covers what indicators the bad guys are looking for in their victims as well as what clues, techniques, and patterns an attacker uses to gain an advantage. Participants can do as much as they are comfortable with, so feel free to attend regardless of your physical ability. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring water. 

1/28/2020 - All spots for the spring classes are filled. If you are interested in future classes, please email us today!

Thanksgiving Dinner in a Box

Each year the Town of Frederick partners with the Carbon Valley Help Center, the Frederick High School Student Council and the Rocky Mountain Christian Church to provide families in need with a complete "Thanksgiving Dinner in a Box." You can help by nominating a family in the Carbon Valley area, giving a monetary donation to purchase perishable food items or donating a nonperishable food item. Contact our Communications and Engagement Manager at 720.382.5513.

Tree Sale

The Town of Frederick places a bulk tree order to pass the savings onto you! Information about our 2020 tree sale will be available soon.

Vacation House Watch

The Frederick Police Department can help keep your home safe by regularly checking on it while you’re on vacation. While this is not a guarantee against burglary, if there is a problem, it will be discovered sooner. The consistent police presence in your neighborhood can act as a deterrent. Fill out the Vacation House Watch form to take advantage of this program. Questions? Contact the Frederick Police Department at 720.382.5700.

Volunteer Program

We have volunteer opportunities for all ages, interest and availability. Whether you want to help with a one-time event like Miners Day or on an ongoing basis for the Police Department, or if you’re looking for a service project for a scout group or company, we can help you find an opportunity that is just right for you. Contact our Communications and Engagement Specialist to sign up to receive volunteer opportunities via email or ask questions about volunteering with the Town. Read more about our current volunteer opportunities.