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As 2019 ends and 2020 begins, the Town of Frederick staff rounded up the biggest achievements that propelled the community forward this year. We hope you enjoy this list, as voted on by Town of Frederick staff.
10. Museum Updates – The Miners Memorial Musem in downtown Frederick received a new roof and a fresh coat of paint in June 2019. Public Works installed flower pots, a new flagpole and removed landscaping that could be harmful to the building. The museum houses a collection of relics and pictures honoring our town’s coal mining history.
9. New Festival of Lights Parade – In December, we kicked off the annual Festival of Lights tree lighting event with a holiday parade featuring eight floats. Sure to be a new tradition, hundreds of residents turned out to see the moving lights and Santa.
8. New Bocce Courts in Crist Park – We dedicated two new bocce courts in Crist Park. Original members of the gold-medal-winning 1979 Aquila Bocce Club were on hand to toss the inaugural pallino.
7. New Self Defense Class at Frederick High School – The St Vrain Valley School District, Frederick High School and the Frederick Police Department partnered to offer a Woman’s Empowerment Class. Eighty students participated in a full semester of self-defense classes. Throughout the class, these young women learned how to spot unsafe situations and avoid them.
6. Park Improvements at Frederick Recreation Area – In October, the Frederick Recreation Area playground was equipped with a new “poured in place” rubber surface. This upgrade provides a higher degree of safety and year-round accessibility.
5. The Back 9 at Bella Rosa Opening – The remodeled Back 9 at Bella Rosa Restaurant opened in August, featuring full-service breakfast and lunch menus, plus an afternoon patio menu. The new space offers seasonal specials and is available for party rentals.
4. Skate Park Breaks Ground – Construction began on the Skate Park at Frederick Recreation Area in September. The Town is working with Team Pain, a professional skate park design and construction firm with worldwide recognition.
3. Highway Safety Improvement Project Complete – The acceleration lane from I-25 northbound onto SH 52 eastbound was completed in September, improving highway safety. Accidents at that location dropped 50%, comparing October 2018 to October 2019.
2. USA Today Names Frederick Best Colorado Town – In a January USA Today article, Frederick was chosen number 6 of the top 50 places to live in the United States, and as the best place to live in Colorado. The list was created by a weighted index of over two dozen measures.
1. Public Safety Tax 2A – Frederick voters said yes to Ballot Measure 2A in the November 2019 election! A one percent sales and use tax goes into effect January 1, 2020. All revenues from the tax will be spent on police services only.
Check out a photo album of the Top 10 in 2019 on the Town’s Facebook page.