The Colorado Lottery has awarded a 2013 Starburst Award to the town of Frederick for developing the Frederick Recreation Area (FRA) – Phase 2 and presented the award at the Town Board Meeting on Tuesday October 8th. Frederick was awarded a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Grant for $200,000 to complete the new improvements, matched with an additional $225,000 by the Town. Phase 2 follows Phase 1 which was dedicated in May of 2010 and also won a 2010 Starburst Award.
Frederick Recreation Area (FRA) improves the community’s quality of life not only by transforming an eyesore into an oasis but also by providing opportunities for play, exercise and relaxation for all ages. Some of FRA’s key features include: horseshoe pits, a new outdoor classroom pavilion with picnic tables and grills, restrooms, a parking lot, lighting, landscaping, benches and stairs connecting to the path around the top of the lake. The Frederick Arts Commission also commissioned a mural depicting a fishing scene that now adorns the side of the pump house and further beautifies this area.
“Frederick Recreation Area is such a great example of how partnerships benefit the entire community,” said Frederick Mayor Tony Carey. “The Frederick Arts Commission, the Parks, Open Space and Trails Commission, the Board of Trustees, town staff and the Colorado Lottery all shared in the creation of this project and share in the achievement of this award.”
The Colorado Lottery Starburst Awards recognize excellence in the use of Lottery proceeds for projects that promote community-building, partnership, conservation and commitment to the recreational needs of Colorado residents.